Articles from June 2016
Watch now: Want to Help Someone? Shut up and Listen!
Ernesto Sirolli started doing aid work in Africa in the 1970's—and quickly realized how ineffective it was. In a funny and impassioned TED talk, he suggests the first step is to listen to the people you're trying to help, rather than assume what they need.
Across the US, more students than ever are setting off on a Gap Year before, during, or after college—even President Obama’s daughter, Malia.
This is your chance to take charge of your life: see a new place, get inspired, and set out in a new direction. That’s why CCS has developed a unique Gap Year Abroad program.
So why volunteer abroad during your gap year?
1. You’re not a tourist; you are part of the community.
Dr. Erin Barnhart discusses her recent trip down to Costa Rica and the vision of CCS’ unique study abroad program starting this Fall 2016.
by Dr. Erin Barnhart
When I think of Costa Rica, what first comes to mind is the beautiful natural environment: Surrounded by lush rolling hills, San Jose and Cartago are truly stunning. As you rise up in elevation, you are treated to a vista of red roofs, winding streets, and green as far as the eye can see.