Soccer is an empowering sport for girls, specifically in Brazil, as soccer is a man’s sport in Brazil. By showing these girls that they can play a sport outside of the cultural norm that machismo culture dictates, Trilhando Caminho’s hope is to help them move past the cycle of poverty.
I chose to study with SIT’s Social Justice and Sustainable Development program in Fortaleza because I thought it would provide a meaningful experience that could positively affect my research and activism.
Overall, the SIT Study Abroad experience has been life-changing for me. It forced me to regard my time in Ecuador not through the eyes of a tourist, but as an intercultural being.
Taming the Teesta focuses on the hydroelectric dam projects that have sprung into existence along the Teesta River in India’s northeastern state of Sikkim. The film follows those who have been directly affected by this hydropower development as well as those who are fighting back at the often ill-planned and damaging mega-projects.
By Stephanie Genkin When Alexis Dalmat Cohen was accepted to the International Honors Program she thought it would help her launch a career working overseas for the State Department or USAID. Instead, it convinced her to use what she learned in the U.S. Today she is the President and Executive Director of Culture Connect, a […]