Study Abroad Assignment
The Brady goal for your year abroad is to reflect with a mentor– a philosopher, ethicist, humanities scholar – on the part of the world you are visiting. The local issue your class decided to explore should be central to your conversations each month. Is this an issue in your foreign city/country? If so, how are they managing it? Might you incorporate their methods and solutions to your work on the senior project in Evanston?
In the quarter before you travel, introduce yourself by letter to the Director of your study abroad program. Your Grad Fellow has a sample letter to guide you. Fellows will see that your letter reaches the Program Director at your destination abroad. Within the first week of your arrival, arrange to meet with the Director to discuss mentor possibilities. Mentors need not be experts on the issue you are exploring, but informed citizens interested in sharing insights about their culture. As a courtesy to your mentor, a modest lunch or coffee will be our treat. Your expenses will be reimbursed upon your return.
Stay in touch with your cohort, whether home or abroad. It is expected that you check in at least once each month while away. By email, share your experiences and respond to queries made by Grad Fellows and others in your cohort.
When on campus, stay connected to Brady and join us for Tea!
- Winter Quarter, Tuesdays from 3:30 - 4:30 in Kresge Hall, Room 3-438
Study Abroad Tea
When you return from your travels, prepare a five to
Juniors who traveled between July and December will present in the winter of their Junior Year.
Juniors who traveled between January and June will present in the fall of their Senior Year.