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    Internship: Mary Mother Church Hospital Lerang'wa, Tanzania

    Anthropology majors with interests in Global or Public Health have been interning in a hospital in Tanzania. Maye Emlein '14 describes her experience in the Summer 2013: "Springboarding off of Donna Kerner’s faculty lead trip to Tanzania in the Summer of 2013 I began a 1 month internship at the Mary Mother of the Church […] More »
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    Internships, Internships!

    On Friday November 8th, 2013, twelve Anthropology majors will be featuring their internship experience at this year's Internship Showcase. Senior majors Nurit Applbaum, Maye Emlein, Jennifer Irving, Benjamin Kragen, Katherine Ullrich, Hannah Reier and Patrick Crane are all presenting on their work this past summer as they prepare to take their experience beyond Wheaton. Kimberley Hurst, Cecilia Kruger, Naomi Muskovin, Shirley Ngai, and Margaret Yurgielewicz are presenting on their work as they […] More »
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    Internship: Guatemala City

    Katherine Ullrich '14 has worked at health clinics in two Latin American countries since coming to Wheaton College. In 2013 she worked at Hospital San Luis in Otavalo, Ecuador where she learned how nationalism and medical care come together as the hospital adopts an intercultural health model that aims to be more inclusive of indigenous […] More »
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    Study Abroad Update: Connections to the World in the Heart of London

    This past fall semester, junior Anthropology major Emily Dewet studied at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), a school in the University of London. SOAS specializes in the study of Africa and the Near and Middle East, with undergraduate and graduate students studying everything from social sciences to the arts. Located in historic […] More »
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    Professor Bruce Owens leads Wheaton College's Semester in Bhutan at Royal Thimpu College

    Professor Bruce Owens is leading 11 students in a semester of study in Bhutan in the Spring 2013. This is the fourth group of Wheaton College students that will spend a term at Royal Thimphu College. Anthropology majors Benjamin Kragen '14 and Ariel Eaton '14 will be joining the Thimpu community and interning while they […] More »
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    Study Abroad Update:“Open Living” as a Transformative Experience

    Kristin Riddell '13 found her study abroad experience in Samoa "the epitome of what study abroad should be." As an Anthropology major Kristin was happy to learn much from her homestays, field trips and “excursions” to Fiji and American Samoa. According to Riddell, the "two months worth of classroom learning provided a background for the […] More »
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    Alumni Connections: Moving Beyond Wheaton

    In the Spring 2012 Binh Nguyen ’99 came to visit campus as part of the Health Care Without Borders Alumni Connections panel sponsored by the Filene Center, the Office of the Provost and the Anthropology Department. Bihh Nguyen graduated with an anthropology major in '99 and now works as the Director of Global Operations at […] More »
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    Wordly Scholar- Margaux Fisher '12

    Margaux Fisher relishes opportunities to dive into new cultures. When she was 14, Fisher traveled to China with her mother and fell under the country's spell. More »
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    Student Scholarship: Sally Dexter '12 and Margaux Fisher '12

    Anthropology majors Sally Dexter ’12 and Marxaux Fisher ’12 traveled to South Bend, IN to present their Independent Study Projects conducted through their SIT Study Abroad programs at the World Learning’s Human Development conference on February 10th and 11th, 2012. Faces Behind the Figures: Visions of Progress, Prosperity, and Human Potential was the conference theme. […] More »
  • Out of Africa, Into Norton

    Anthropology majors, Emily Dewet '14 and Jennifer Irving '14, made news last week (Attleboro Sun Chronicle 2/11/2012) when they were  joined by four other 2011 Wheaton-in-Tanzania program participants to conduct a three hour workshop in the Norton Middle School.  Two sixth grade Geography teachers at the middle school, Kimberly Spence and Barbara Nado spent the […] More »