Traditional, Catholic, Montessori, Common Core, etc. There are many different ideas and methods for teaching. But do students really know how to learn? Do they understand their own learning abilities?
The answer is no. Most students just absorb passively what they are taught and which methods are applied to them, without them knowing what works best and what does not work for them.
How in the world does one end up at the very southern end of the African continent? During my sophomore year of college while researching potential majors to choose, I encountered a study abroad program called the “International Honors Program in Health and Community.” Reading over the description, I found myself shifting in my seat from the excitement: a four month comparative health program that covers urban and rural communities in Vietnam, South Africa, and Brazil. This was it. My chance to see the world. I made the decision that semester to become a Health and Societies major, beginning my current journey into international affairs and development.