2013 Summer Cross-Culturals

Three-week summer cross-culturals can be just as transformative as an entire semester abroad, allowing students to explore places like Quebec, Eastern Europe, South Korea, Bolivia and the Galapagos Islands and begin the journey into cross-cultural understanding.

Those who don’t travel abroad explore the U.S.-Mexico border region, dig into the local communities in Harrisonburg, Va., or base themselves at EMU’s Washington (D.C.) Community Scholars’ Center, our thriving internship program.

  • Playing futbol after riding horses to the indigenous village - Honduras cross-cultural
  • Honduras cross-cultural
  • Hondura cross-cultural group - overlooking Tegucigalpa
  • Counting out medicine for the upcoming week of brigades - Honduras cross-cultural
  • Snorkeling with sea lions, sea turtles and fish - Bolivia and the Galapagos Islands cross-cultural
  • The group at El Cristo, a statue of Jesus that is thought to provide protection over the city of Cochabamba - Bolivia and the Galapagos Islands cross-cultural
  • Horseback riding - Honduras cross-cultural
  • Salsa dancing - Honduras cross-cultural
  • One of the spanish classes with their teacher - Bolivia and the Galapagos Islands cross-cultural
  • Lined up for greeting with the community - Bolivia and the Galapagos Islands cross-cultural
  • Students with the community leader - Bolivia and the Galapagos Islands cross-cultural
  • Group picture with some of the community members in front of Lake Titicaca - Bolivia and the Galapagos Islands cross-cultural
  • First meal with the community, spread out on traditional blankets - Bolivia and the Galapagos Islands cross-cultural
  • Local context cross-cultural
  • Students at a Korean restaurant, Chuncheon - South Korea cross-cultural
  • South Korea cross-cultural group
  • Host families at the church, Chuncheon - South Korea cross-cultural
  • The view of Lake Titicaca - Bolivia and the Galapagos Islands cross-cultural
  • Praying over each site of a future building at the spiritual retreat site - Bolivia and the Galapagos Islands cross-cultural
  • Marla and Elsa with their boat guide - Bolivia and the Galapagos Islands cross-cultural
  • One last dance with host families at a goodbye ceremony - Bolivia and the Galapagos Islands cross-cultural
  • Travis with his host family - Bolivia and the Galapagos Islands cross-cultural
  • Courtney with a 6th grade student at the school - Honduras cross-cultural
  • Group photo at the banana co-op - Honduras cross-cultural
  • Carrying a bag of passion fruit back to the house - Bolivia and the Galapagos Islands cross-cultural
  • Students at a retreat center on the way to Tegucigalpa - Honduras cross-cultural
  • Pushing the trapiche (sugarcane juice extractor) to process the sugarcane - Bolivia and the Galapagos Islands cross-cultural
  • Enjoying fresh sugarcane juice - Bolivia and the Galapagos Islands cross-cultural
  • Parker playing with the children - Honduras cross-cultural
  • Group looking over a waterfall - Honduras cross-cultural
  • Ready to hit the water at La Loberia - Bolivia and the Galapagos Islands cross-cultural
  • Walking back from El Junco - Bolivia and the Galapagos Islands cross-cultural
  • Riding donkeys to the neighbor’s farm to pick coffee - Bolivia and the Galapagos Islands cross-cultural
  • Quebec cross-cultural group with Eglise Evangelique Mennonite de Joliette
  • Filling prescriptions for the families - Honduras cross-cultural
  • Traditional Korean drums, Chuncheon - South Korea cross-cultural
  • Reviewing coursework, Hallym University - South Korea cross-cultural