CROSS-CULTURAL INDEPENDENT STUDY
Designed to provide an opportunity to fulfill the RS program global citizenship requirement through extensive cross-cultural immersion and independent study. Students will draw from previous cross-cultural experiences or will work with their independent study faculty advisor to identify an appropriate community service agency with which to volunteer. Additional academic work will help student identify the characteristics of their own culture and learn about the culture of the community in which they are working, as well as the issues affecting its members' health including understanding and treatment of disabilities. Academic credits will be assigned according to number of hours spent in the community and academic work completed.