This nine-day adventure, over spring break, is a culmination of the spring semester-long course that addresses solutions to food security on the community level. Throughout the semester students of the program will:
- Partner with students and faculty at the University of Glasgow’s Dumfries campus.
- Create a needs assessment for a community surrounding the Dumfries school.
- Plan a service-learning project through area non-profit organizations to alleviate food security in the area.
- Fly to Dumfries over spring break and carry out their project.
This program, offered in Maymester, allows students to travel to two Romanian communities in Eastern Europe, where they will complete their own digital storytelling projects and immerse themselves in the community. While on this trip, students will also get to sightsee and visit the Bran Castle (more commonly known as “Dracula’s Castle”), Sighisoara, a medieval city in the Transylvania region, and a local bed and breakfast, where students will conclude their trip.
In collaboration with Heifer International, students will experience and document the viewpoint of their host family through video, photography and written narrative—capturing the essence of local agricultural, community and daily life.