Study Abroad as Service Learning: Supporting Refugee Learners in Berlin
In summer 2018, Duke students had the unique opportunity to participate in a new global education program in Berlin that combined academic study of the cultural and geopolitical implications of migration to Europe from the Middle East with an internship with Kiron Open Higher Education, an NGO that offers open access digital education to refugees. The program was led by Erdag Göknar, Associate Professor in Duke's Asian and Middle Eastern Studies program, and Banu Gökariksel, Associate Professor of Geography at UNC.
Göknar and Gökariksel will join Matthew Rascoff, who leads the Learning Innovation team that supported the design of this program, and students from the program, to discuss the value of being immersed both intellectually and professionally in the topic of migration and refugees in Europe. Dean of Students, Sue Wasiolek will also provide context for this program within the larger context of what is happening at other universities.
Light refreshments will be provided.