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Live Global Café Today

The Center for Global Education will host the SIIF Grant Showcase Global Café on Friday, April 2, from 3 to 4 p.m. on the Scandling Café Back Patio.

The Global Café celebrates the unveiling of the new Global Visions Gallery live on the Scandling Café Patio today.  The new gallery on display on the second floor of the Scandling Campus Center features the work of 10 students who received Student International Initiative Fund grants to pursue special projects while studying abroad. These grants provide an opportunity for students to have a deeper cultural and educational experience.

The work of the following students will be featured:

Bjørn Antell ’21 studied in Copenhagen, Denmark. His project examined Waterfront Architecture and Maritime Heritage of Copenhagen, Denmark, Stockholm, Sweden, and Oslo, Norway.

Tolulope Arasanyin ’21 studied in Hanoi, Vietnam. Her project is titled Humans of Hanoi: From Colonialism to Communism. Arasanyin is also the recipient of the U.S. Department of State Benjamin Gilman Scholarship.

Freya Birkas-Dent ’22 studied in Rennes, France. Birkas-Dent’s project explored Comparing Street Life in three French cities.

Alyssa Capuano ’21 studied in Vietnam, and her work is titled Exploring the Áo Dài. Capuano is also the recipient of the U.S. Department of State Benjamin Gilman Scholarship.

Samantha Foulk ’22 studied in Seville, Spain. Her project is called Following the Flow of the Forecast: Breaking Cultural Barriers through Surfing.

Camille McGriff ’22 studied in Seville, and her project explored Pilgrimage of Modern Art in Spain.

Carolyn Girard ’22 studied in Seville where she explored Flamenco Dance in Sevilla.

Lindsay Lesniak ’21 studied in Galway, Ireland, where she examined Ireland’s Relationship with Genetically Modified Potatoes.

Rachel Meller ’21 studied in Rennes France. Her project is titled Chasing Chimney Cake.

Ruby Verbitsky ’21 studied in Brussels, Belgium and completed a project called European Dance Analysis.

Global Cafés are a robust part of the Center for Global Education’s pre-departure and re-entry programming. Hosted by students who have studied in countries around the world/international students studying at HWS, the series provides space for students to share their experiences with the broader HWS community. In case of bad weather, the Showcase will take place in the Vandervort Room.

Cookies will be served at Friday’s event.