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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

Global Cyclists Putting Mettle to the Pedal

Jonathan Spicher (l.) and Lars Akerson moments before beginning their arduous journey from Harrisonburg, Va., to Asuncion, Paraguay, that will take six months and cover 8,500 miles. Photo by Lindsey Roeschley Lars Akerson and Jonathan Spicher are ...More

Students Reflect on Semester in Spain/Morocco

“Adjustment,” “family relationships,” “frustration,” and “siesta” were some of the words students used to describe their cross-cultural semester in Spain and Morocco. The group shared the joys and struggles of their life-changing experience in a chapel service Wednesday, Dec. 10. Nineteen EMU students wh ...More

Cross-cultural Group in China Safe

Sixteen students, a faculty member and a staff person from EMU are safe in China following the devastating May 12 earthquake there. Their travel and study plans are being modified, but the group will complete their scheduled term. Part of the EMU group had arrived in Beijing May 12 just before the earthquake struck. The city of Chengdu, located in southwest province of Sichuan and epic ...More