Projects During Study Abroad
Student Project Grant Examples
Intern at the International Rescue Committee in Washington, D.C. Study the Cirque Nouveau in Paris. Conduct field research on economic reform in India. Purchase art supplies to use with street children in Quito. Travel to rural farms to conduct research on organic farming methods.
All are examples of projects undertaken by Beloit College students, some during a study abroad semester, some over the winter or summer break. In each case, the projects allowed the students to get hands-on experience related to their studies. Funding from Beloit College’s grant programs for international education made each a reality.
What will your project be?
Grace Wallace. Sociology major. Studied abroad in Durban, South Africa, focusing on reconciliation and development studies. Received funds to purchase disposable cameras with which residents of the rural community Obwebede documented their livelihood strategies. The project taught Grace about the rural economy, and gave the Obwebede participants an opportunity to explore, express, and record their identity.