Denison in the Blogosphere (1/11/13)

Casey Stockton ’12 working hard and having fun in Rwanda.

We’re always hunting down interesting Denison-related content on the interwebs, and, periodically, we share the best of this content with you on TheDEN. Today’s links feature three international blogs, including a study abroad trip to Shanghai, another in Oslo, and a recent graduate who is teaching Rwandans to play basketball.


The Big Event, Breaking Ground

Hoops in a Thousand Hills
In October, Casey Stockton ’12 hopped on a plane to Rwanda to participate in the 10-month long Shooting Touch Sabbatical Program (also known casually as the Basketball Peace Corps). As one of two graduating college seniors nationally to be awarded the grant, Stockton is using “the platform of basketball to help foster education and to influence positive social change in third world communities.” 


Planes, Trains and automobiles

Desserted in China
Allison Jeffers ’14 spent fall semester in Shanghai, China, and as a self-described, “shameless lover of dessert, coffee, cheese, and various other things that are not commonly found in China,” she learned to live without these amenities. In this featured post, Jeffers travels to Guilin, Xingping, and Lijiang using just about every mode of transportation available.


Funicular, Fjords, and Food!

From the Desert to the Fjords
Michaela Grenier ’14 began in Africa and traveled north to Europe as part of her semester-long time abroad. Starting in Botswana, Grenier participated in a leadership exchange program that “seeks cross-cultural engagement, service learning, and leadership development.” Next, she found herself in Oslo, Norway, where she took classes and had time to make a few pit stops around the EU.

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