February 15, 2018 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

Contributed by Nebai Tecleab, Communications Intern

Students and faculty in Religious Studies, Social Justice and Peace Studies (SJPS), Economics, and Management and Organizational Studies (MOS) are participating in experiential learning trips over reading week.

Religious Studies students will be visiting Rome, Italy with Dr. J.K Kato. Students will explore the mediaeval city of Assisi, take guided tours of sites, including the Vatican, accompanied by local archaeologists and art experts. The group will enjoy special access to archaeological sites including Vatican excavations. This trip is part of Religious Studies 2352G - Rome and the Christian Tradition.

SJPS students will spend reading week in the Dominican Republic with Dr. Allyson Larkin. "Twelve King’s students will travel to Rio Blanco and Santo Domingo in the DR to learn about the impact of large-scale mining projects, particularly those with links to Canadian companies, and the environmental and social impacts they have on local communities. In Santo Domingo, they will spend a day with a batey (sugar cane plantation) community. Issues of anti-Haitian racism, questions of citizenship, legacies of colonialism and exploitation of gender and labour are some of the topics we will investigate during our time in the DR," says Dr. Larkin. This experiential learning trip is part of SJPS 3211: Global Networks for Justice.

MOS students will be visiting Toulouse, France and Barcelona, Spain with Dr. Sergio Janczak. Students will visit companies, non-governmental organizations and universities. This experiential learning experience is best suited for King's MOS and Economics students, especially those who are interested in global commerce and iInternational issues. Students will study the opportunities and constraints of doing business in France and Spain. The socio-economic, political, cultural, marketing, and financial aspects of trading in global market will be examined.

In addition to any existing scholarships and bursaries received at the start of each semester, King's generously helps to fund these experiential learning courses by providing a $1000 scholarship to qualified students. All 14 MOS students who are participating in the experiential trip have received this scholarship for their 2018 reading week trip. SJPS students may also qualify for the Dr. Joan Mason-Grant award of up to $1,500 towards the cost of an SJPS experiential learning course.

Follow the experiences of our students on these trips through our social media channels.

Rome, Italy:

Facebook: Rome Facebook page

Twitter: @KingsRome

Instagram: @KingsatRome


Dominican Republic:

Facebook: Dominican Republic Facebook page

Instagram: @kingsdomincanrepublic

Twitter: @kingsdominican