These students, accompanied by library director Chris Nugent and International Programs director Naomi Otterness, biked to a “bioenergy village” during the WorldWide course Perspectives on Germany: Brothers Grimm to Contemporary Berlin. After on-campus coursework, students traveled to Germany to explore both the historical and social context of German fairy tales and contemporary German attitudes towards environmental issues. Bioenergiedorf Juehnde, shown here, was the first community in the country to be powered entirely by renewable and CO2 neutral biomass made from plant silage. Students learned about the technology and the educational outreach behind this project, which its sponsors hope will spread across Europe and the world.
The WorldWide Program offers every qualified student the opportunity to travel off-campus on a cross-cultural educational experience. This off-campus experience is integral to the College’s mission of academics, work and service within our global community. Students have studied in Asia, Europe, Africa, Latin America, the south Pacific, and far corners of North America as part of the WorldWide program. Visit the WorldWide website to learn more.