This upcoming December 6-19, 2020 Living and Learning International is offering a signature study tour in Washington D.C. Aligned with the pressing issues we face in today's society, students will have the opportunity to address topics they are passionate about such as social justice and public health.
Students will enroll in one of the following courses:
Spend two weeks in the United States capitol delving into the complex layers that make up the social justice movements our society strives for today. Meanwhile in Washington D.C., students will engage with politicians, activists, and police enforcement, all on the front lines of various social justice movements. In addition to serving the people of D.C. through outreach opportunities, students will visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture and walk through the new Black Lives Matter Plaza. Students will leave this program with a deeper understanding of social justice and advocacy through a Christian lens.
COVID-19 is a very present reality that altered and impacted the entire world at large. Through this program students will hear from medical health professionals whose work largely impacted the U.S. government's decision making around the pandemic. While in Washington D.C., students will hear from a wide range of voices at the front lines of decision making regarding COVID-19 regulations. Through this experience, students will be able to quantify their sentiments with the actions the U.S. took through the pandemic at a national and global scale.
“'Justice,' 'injustice,' 'social justice,' 'equality,' and 'fairness' remain in the forefront of many conversations today. Many Christians are looking to their faith for guidance and steps forward. This course will explore different perspectives on justice, how faith has informed different individuals' commitment to social justice, and specific case studies on today's issues."
Dr. Gregory Bish
Professor - Christianity & Social Justice
"This unique blended and experiential learning module will allow undergraduate students from various academic majors to learn the foundational principles of public health and epidemiology. Students will travel to Washington D.C. to learn from diverse community members, public health leaders, and international experts, through a case study focused class investigating the spiritual, psychosocial, and public health implications of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the COVID-19 pandemic."
Dr. Micah Hughes
Professor - Public Health & Epidemiology
All participating students will select either the Christianity & Social Justice course OR the Public Health & Epidemiology course. The cost is the same irregardless of the course selected. Each participant is a part of the same group and the course that is selected only affects what you do Monday-Friday during the academic instruction hours.