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Local Students Participate In Cross-Cultural Learning Experiences



Two Archbold High School graduates are participating in cross-cultural experiences with fellow Bluffton University students this spring.

Chris Jennings, AHS ‘09, son of Guy and Aprile, is in Guatemala, May 9-30.

He and other BU students will investigate the integration of Mayan culture into modern life and spend time in Guatemala City, Guatemala’s capital.

Students will visit ancient ruins, explore the 36-year civil war called La Violencia and experience bustling markets.

Jennings is a junior majoring in Biblical Studies.

Chelsea Giesige, AHS ‘08, daughter of Leo and Dawn, is in New York City, May 9-26. She and other BU students will live in spaces near Colombia University and in Tribeca, in lower Manhattan, site of the resurging Ground Zero neighborhoods.

For two weeks, students will engage in service-learning projects in Brooklyn and the Washington Heights neighborhood.

Giesige is a senior majoring in intervention specialist.

The experiences fulfill Bluffton’s undergraduate cross-cultural requirement that must be completed before graduation.

Students can either complete a cross-cultural experience or take six credit hours in one foreign language.



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