Monday, March 21, 2011

BSU Blogfest {learning}

This week is Social Media Challenge 2011 at BSU!
Each weekday, I will be sharing based on one writing prompt
provided by Bridgewater State University's Blogfest 2011.
Check out participants here.

Today's prompt: learning

Over the weekend, I shared some stories & images
about a recent alternative break trip to Guatemala City.
I learned a lot, but did not explicitly state it in earlier posts.
I also know the students who went on the trip learned
a lot based on their survey responses.
Not only did I learn about the culture & people
of Guatemala City through my experiences,
but I came to understand more fully the critical role service plays
in college student development.
In short, what can be gained from a week away from home
in another country, early mornings & long days in the sun?
- confidence in yourself & others
- new ways of communicating
- understanding & appreciating community
-  different approaches to getting things done
- friendships & team work
Thank you, Bridgewater State University for
allowing students [and faculty/staff] to
experience service both domestically & overseas.
I am so blessed to continue to learn in my job!

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