Speaker: Elissa Cressman, Beyond Borders
Beyond Borders is a three-credit academically centered international
service-learning experience designed to help students develop leadership
skills for a changing global society, become aware of and concerned about
social justice, and gain valuable experience volunteering with development organizations at home and abroad. The program consists of two terms of on-campus course work and one term of volunteer placement abroad.
But Beyond Borders is about so much more than that. It is a chance for
you to become actively engaged in the world, gain a greater sense of awareness of other cultures and learn what it means to be a global citizen. In this talk you will hear stories of what our past Beyond Borders students have achieved and learn what you could do!
Elissa Cressman is the Student Program Manager at St. Jerome¹s University. She graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2006 with an Honours Arts degree in History and Classical Studies. Following graduation Elissa worked in recruitment at Laurier and Student Life at Conestoga College. She joined St. Jerome¹s University in August 2012. Elissa is currently completing her Masters of Education in Higher Education Leadership from the University of Calgary. Elissa is a passionate traveller, she has visited 28 countries and this February will be leading a group of students to Guatemala to volunteer over Reading Week.
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