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Photo Story: Japan Summer Service-Learning Program 2018

This post is the first in a series highlighting some of the Middlebury College Center for Community Engagement’s international programs.

Below you will find a handful of photographs from the 2018 Japan Summer Service-Learning program. Since the program began in 2016, the CCE has sent college students to Japan, partnering with the Middlebury School in Japan and the Service Learning Center at International Christian University (ICU) in Mitaka, Japan.

To learn more about the program, click here.

To learn more about a student’s experience with the program, read Diana Lam’s ’21 reflection on the CCE Blog, here.

If you’re interested in participating in the program yourself, applications for summer 2019 will available in February 2019. Questions can be directed to Kristen Mullins at kmullins@middlebury.edu.

Participants assist in community cleaning, including a garden and pool. 

Part of the service experience includes visiting schools in the area, including the junior middle school below.

Program participants stay with a host family. 

Winter Term Internship in Puerto Rico-Apply by Nov. 14!

Puerto Rico is recovering from multiple disasters and trying to become an innovation island. You have the opportunity to participate in a historic moment in Puerto Rico, as it builds itself back from the bottom up, based on the innate resourcefulness and resilience of its communities. A high school in Bayamon (just outside San Juan) is looking for a few college students familiar with design thinking for entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, or community-based design to come to sunny Puerto Rico (Bayamon is the biggest and most innovative urban setting here) for J-term and assist by facilitating a community-based design project, and fostering grade 11 students’ “level two” deep design thinking skills and habits of mind. The school is all in, and you will be working with an outstanding team of educators and students. Shared housing will be at a reduced rate. Spanish is not a must, but it could be a great opportunity to practice!! Design Thinking and a desire to teach it are the basic requirements.  See posting in Handshake and apply immediately!

Trauma and the U.S. Immigration System: Family Separation, Immigrant Detention, and Undocumented Work

Thursday, November 15th, 7:30-9:00 PM in Dana Auditorium

Participants include Sarah Rogerson, Clinical Professor of Law, Director of Immigration Law Clinic, Director of Law Clinic and Justice Center at Albany Law School, Dr. Andrea Green, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the New Americans Clinic at University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine, Migrant Justice, Hannah Krutiansky ’19, and Meron Benti ’19

This panel will feature practitioners and activists focused on responding to current immigration policies. Sarah Rogerson represents immigrant detainees in the Albany County Jail. Dr. Andrea Green will speak about the effects of family separation and immigration policies on children’s and family health. Migrant Justice is based in Vermont and advocates for migrant workers rights, and has promoted the Milk with Dignity campaign in Vermont. Hannah Krutiansky has worked with RAICES working with detained immigrant families. Meron Benti ’19 is an asylum recipient. This event brings together migrant advocates who are working on behalf of the most vulnerable migrant populations. They offer witness to the atrocities enacted against migrants and are working to address injustices at the institutional level as well as engaging individual needs of migrants.

This event is co-sponsored by American Studies, Center for Comparative Studies of Race and Ethnicity, Juntos, Alianza, History Department, Gender, Sexuality, & Feminist Studies, and Latin American Studies/IGST

Trauma and the U.S. Immigration System: Family Separation, Immigrant Detention, and Undocumented Work

Thursday, November 15th, 7:30-9:00 PM in Dana Auditorium

Participants include Sarah Rogerson, Clinical Professor of Law, Director of Immigration Law Clinic, Director of Law Clinic and Justice Center at Albany Law School, Dr. Andrea Green, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the New Americans Clinic at University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine, Migrant Justice, Hannah Krutiansky ’19, and Meron Benti ’19

This panel will feature practitioners and activists focused on responding to current immigration policies. Sarah Rogerson represents immigrant detainees in the Albany County Jail. Dr. Andrea Green will speak about the effects of family separation and immigration policies on children’s and family health. Migrant Justice is based in Vermont and advocates for migrant workers rights, and has promoted the Milk with Dignity campaign in Vermont. Hannah Krutiansky has worked with RAICES working with detained immigrant families. Meron Benti ’19 is an asylum recipient. This event brings together migrant advocates who are working on behalf of the most vulnerable migrant populations. They offer witness to the atrocities enacted against migrants and are working to address injustices at the institutional level as well as engaging individual needs of migrants.

This event is co-sponsored by American Studies, Center for Comparative Studies of Race and Ethnicity, Juntos, Alianza, History Department, Gender, Sexuality, & Feminist Studies, and Latin American Studies/IGST

Govern for America: 2 year fellowship in state government

Do you aspire to drive change in policy and governance? From education reform to creating affordable health care and defining digital efficiency, state governments are the epicenter of policy development and are in need of young, fresh talent like you! With new perspectives and skills, we believe Millennials and Generation Z will spearhead some of today’s social and political challenges.

At Govern for America, we recruit, train, and connect exceptional recent graduates to key roles in state governments across the nation. Through our two-year paid fellowship, Govern for America helps establish a pathway into high-impact roles in states and organize a network of rising and experienced leaders to help create a culture of effective government. If you are looking for an experience that is both challenging and impactful, Govern for America is for you.

Application closes November 27th, so apply today!

Check out this good story in the Washington Post with more background.

What’s Next in Global Trade? Find Out on 11/12 at Live From DC

On November 12th at 7pm, The Center for Careers and Internships and Middlebury in DC are sponsoring Live From DC: Global Trade, What Lies Ahead, a discussion between Middlebury alums on the turbulent waters of international trade.

The conversation will be broadcast from Middlebury’s office in DC to both Middlebury campus and screened in Davis Library Rooms 105A & 105B.

The alumni panelists include:

  • Jennifer Sanford (MIIS ‘95),  Trade Director, Cisco
  • Jonathan Chesebro (MC ’01), Senior International Trade Specialist, U.S. Dept. of Commerce
  • Marco Sotelino (MC ‘04), Economic Officer, Canada Desk, U.S. State Department
  • Alex Wood (MIIS ’17), International Trade Compliance Analyst, International Trade Administration

In addition to current topics in international trade, the panelists will discuss their own paths from campus to career.

If you’re interested in attending, RSVP in Handshake.

Careers in Law: Alumni Conversation with Crystal C. Correa ‘08, Assistant United States Attorney in Springfield, IL

Join us on Tuesday, November 6 at 12:30 pm in CTLR

Come to this informal lunch session to learn about her career path in law.  At Middlebury, Crystal received a BA in American Literature, and a Minor in Russian Language.  She currently prosecutes cases involving narcotics, firearms, crimes of violence, crimes against children and white collar fraud. She is developing a juvenile outreach program to educate youth and address crime in Springfield, and is the co-chair of Central Illinois Human Trafficking Task Force.  Bring your questions. Open to students of all class years, any major, all are welcome.  A light lunch will be available.

Let us know you’re coming by RSVP here.