|• WTAMU students assessed the general intelligence and academic achievement of abandoned and neglected children in central Mexico|
|• WTAMU students provided service to Mother Teresa’s Kalighat Home, a free hospice for the poor, and |
her Children’s Home in Kolkata, India
|• WTAMU students provided tutoring in math, reading and science to children in Mexico|
|• WTAMU students constructed ventilated mud and brick wood burning stoves in more than 100 rural homes in the Andes Mountains of Peru|
|• WTAMU students provided tutoring in English language to children in rural Turkey|
|• WTAMU students provided service to homeless refugees from Northern Africa|
The Go Global experience connects course content with the development of cultural knowledge and cross-cultural understanding; service leadership; academic research and writing; and the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills through experiential learning in international settings.
The Go Global experience provides WTAMU students the opportunity to apply new knowledge, skills, and cultural understanding to their professional roles in order to positively impact the local and global community.
Participating WTAMU faculty members and students engage in meaningful scholarly activity associated with the Go Global experience.
Since its inception in 2006, the Go Global initiative has extended the university classroom into the world to include the following faculty-led, short term study abroad opportunities in Mexico, India, Southeast Asia, Peru, England, New Zealand, Turkey, Greece, Egypt, Ecuador, South Africa, and Costa Rica.
All participating students pay a significant portion of the direct expense associated with their international field experience. However, scholarship assistance is essential to student participation. The direct expense for one student to participate in the program ranges from $2,000 to $5,000 depending on the international destination. An endowment supporting the Go Global initiative has been established at WTAMU.