Stephanie Bamfo ’21 interns in Ghana

Sophomore and Bonner Scholar Stephanie Akota Bamfo of Lexington, Kentucky, performed 9 weeks of summer service working for the Ghanian Parliament and the Deputy Minster of Communications George Andah (Awutu Senya West constituency) in Ghana's capitol of Accra. Bamfo came to the U.S. from Ghana when she was four years old. So, while Ghana's official

By |2018-11-07T20:02:09+00:00November 7th, 2018|International Studies, Internships, News, Politics|

Jesse DiLuzio ’18 joins Coaches Across Continents

Jesse DiLuzio ’18 was accepted for a five-month stint as a volunteer with the non-profit Coaches Across Continents. The two-year captain of Centre's men's soccer team will be traveling across the world promoting positive social change through the game of soccer. DiLuzio, who graduated in May with a degree in international studies, explains the importance

By |2018-07-10T16:06:05+00:00July 10th, 2018|Athletics, International Studies, News|

Students exhibit semester work in Environmental politics showcase

International Studies (IST) students at Centre College recently exhibited visual and artistic displays about Environmental Politics at the College's Norton Center for the Arts. Their presentations were part of a senior seminar project for the fall semester. The topics of the projects ranged from displacement linked to climate change to planning for rising seas to

By |2018-05-31T15:16:31+00:00December 1st, 2017|International Studies, News, Research|

Myanmar Connections | Khun Nyan Min Htet ’17 reflects on his Centre journey

This is the second installment in a seven-part series that will explore in detail the background, significance and future of Centre College's growing relationship with Myanmar. Originally from Myanmar, Khun Nyan Min Htet (Joy Joy) ’17 grew up in Lashio and attended middle school and high school in Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon. Because of

By |2017-08-18T09:25:07+00:00August 18th, 2017|International Students, International Studies, News|

CENTRE INTERNSHIPS | Rachael Ferguson ’18 doubles internship opportunity with work at two non-profits in Washington D.C.

This summer, Rachael Ferguson, a Centre College rising senior, is making good use of the College's guarantee of internship opportunities by interning with two non-profit organizations in the nation’s capital, Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) and Women of Peace Corps Legacy (WPCL). HVO trains medical personnel in countries with few resources, focusing on the needs and

By |2018-05-24T15:36:35+00:00July 20th, 2017|International Studies, Internships, News|

CENTRE INTERNSHIPS | Emma Jackson ’18 explores photography, environment in Thailand

Supported by funds from Centre College's Henry Luce Foundation Grant, Emma Jackson ’18 is working as a photographer and social media summer intern at Conserve Natural Forests (CNF) in Thailand. CNF is a nongovernmental organization that aims to protect Thailand’s endangered species and forests. Jackson has greatly enjoyed her internship so far, as each day

By |2018-05-30T18:53:07+00:00July 13th, 2017|Asian Studies, Philosophy, International Studies, Internships, News|

Centre College students work to provide clean water in Ghana with Saha Global

With internship opportunities spanning the globe for Centre College students, rising seniors Stewart Coard and Cameron Beach chose to spend their summer in Tamale, Ghana, in the rural village of Vene as field representative interns with Saha Global. The non-profit organization focuses efforts in northern Ghana, partnering with local communities to provide access to clean

By |2018-05-23T15:59:35+00:00June 27th, 2017|Staff Congress, History, International Studies, Internships, News|

Colleen Coyle ’19 presents paper at Kentucky Philosophical Association conference

The work of Colleen Coyle ’19 was recently recognized by the Kentucky Philosophical Association. Earlier this year, Coyle won an award for the best philosophy undergraduate paper in the state of Kentucky from the Kentucky Philosophical Association, which provided her the opportunity to present at the association's regional conference at Eastern Kentucky University this past

By |2018-06-13T19:11:59+00:00May 11th, 2017|History, International Studies, News|

Spring Internship Showcase allows students to share internship experiences

During their four years at Centre College, 88 percent of students take advantage of the opportunity to test drive a career by engaging in research or an internship, one of three guarantees of the Centre Commitment. A sampling of those internships were recently shared during the Spring Internship Showcase, giving the campus community a chance to learn about the

Valentine Banor ’17: Change [Honors Convo address]

Valentine (Val) Banor ’17 and Destiny Mbachu '17 provided the keynote addresses at Centre College's annual honors convocation on May 2. Remarks from the speakers, who are selected by tallying votes from the senior class, are always a highlight of the annual celebration of student achievements. Banor, an international studies major from Boston, Massachusetts, is a Posse Scholar, a

By |2018-06-13T19:40:48+00:00May 4th, 2017|Academics, International Studies, News|
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