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Called to “Community” at EMU

Let’s be less individualistic and work harder at building community, urged the president of Eastern Mennonite University in his 2011-12 kick-off address to the entire campus community on Aug. 31. “To fully engage with ‘the other’ opens the possibility that each of us understands in a new way what it means to be part of the larger community,” said ...More

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Journal: Reflections of Mexico and Guatemala Cross-Cultural

We chose “Crossing Borders, Building Connections” as the overarching theme of our semester of study at the U.S./Mexico border and in Guatemala this past spring semester. Eastern Mennonite University requires all of our graduates to engage in cross-cultural immersion as part of our CORE curriculum. We invite our own faculty to teach and accompany our students each semester. We chose to partn ...More

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Spain/Morocco Cross-Cultural Students Recount Their Study Abroad

Twenty-four EMU students returned to campus obviously elated by their “life-changing” experiences of the fall 2010 semester. “Thank you, EMU, for the incredible opportunities we had,” the group said in a university chapel service Wednesday, Dec. 14. The students spent time in Spain and Morocco th ...More

Seminary Offers Cross-Cultural Seminar to the United Kingdom

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South Africa Cross-cultural Group Shares Stories, Songs and Dance

The atmosphere was electric, and the audience got caught up in the enthusiasm exuded by the 24 EMU students who shared highlights of their fall semester cross-cultural seminar in South Africa in a university chapel program Wednesday, Dec. 8. Read more… ...More

South Africa Cross Cultural Enjoys Semester Overseas

Samantha Cole, Weather Vane student newspaper Here in Harrisonburg, students are getting into the mid-semester groove with fall festivities and another fast-approaching break, but over 8,000 miles away in South Africa, EMU undergrads are experiencing a semester that is far from the routine. ...More

Cross-cultural trip inspires missions work for EMU alumnus

By Tom Mitchell, Daily News-Record EMU alum Patrick Monk was on cross-cultural in South Africa in 2007 when this picture was taken with a new friend. Photos ...More

Students share ‘life-changing’ experiences from cross-cultural journeys

The phrase, “life-changing” kept recurring as Eastern Mennonite University students reflected on semester-long cross-cultural programs they took to India or Central America in university chapel services held Monday (Apr. 21) and Wednesday (Apr. 23). Ann Graber Hershberger, professor of nursing ...More

President Drops in On Cross-cultural Group in Guatemala

It was a crash course in cross-cultural learning and a long-time dream come true. EMU President Loren Swarzendruber and his wife, Pat, (pictured second row, at right) paid a whirlwind visit Feb. 6-10 to the 22-member EMU student group that is spending sp ...More

Convocation Message, ‘Love the World,’ God’s Creation

What does it mean to love God’s created world? And, what impossible, or even possible things, are you dreaming of and what obstacles are looming for you in this world at the beginning of 2009? Lee F. Snyder, EMU interim provost, asked these questions of the campus community at a convocation service Wednesday, Jan. 7, the op ...More