Photos from Wesleyan Journeys in Costa Rica - Oct. 2015
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During Fall Break 2015, the first Wesleyan Journey courses from Kansas Wesleyan University headed to Costa Rica and Florida. These journeys were facilitated through The Center for Global Service Learning at KWU, under the direction of Dr. Meredith (Trexler) Drees.
Enjoy some photos from the two Wesleyan Journey courses in Costa Rica in mid-October 2015.
The nine students in the music course, "Communication Through Music," overcame language barriers through performing for and with school children in a Costa Rican village, and they taught the KWU fight song to a well-known Costa Rican community marching band for all ages. The course was led by KWU music faculty Ken Hakoda and Sarah Bernard-Stevens.
The seven students in the psychology course, "Still Issues in Paradise? Addiction, Mental Health and Community," studied how mental health and addiction problems and treatment differ between the U.S. and one of the happiest countries on earth. This course was led by Gerald Gillespie, associate professor of Psychology/Addictions Counseling, accompanied by EVP/Provost Dr. Nancy H. Cummings.
In addition to their coursework and service projects, the faculty and students had the opportunity to explore and go on adventures in one of the most beautiful tropical places in the world, with its lush forests, hilly terrain and many volcanoes, most of them inactive. For the students who have never before traveled out of the country or visited other cultures, this was the experience of a lifetime.