Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Grant International Student Collaboration

The program in International Student Collaboration pairs international students from developing countries with domestic students to develop and realize a summer project in the home country of the international student. Upon their return, each pair of students will present the results of their summer projects campus-wide as well as at alumni chapter events, and in the greater Lexington-Rockbridge community. The purpose of the program is to increase the impact of our international students on campus, provide them the means to give back to their countries of origin, and introduce American students to understudied areas of the world through an immersion experience.

Typically, a project will last a minimum of four-weeks and will engage the American student in the community of the host international student. Projects can be research-oriented, involve community service, internships - anything that will allow the American student to gain a better understanding of the host country and the international student to help educate about the culture and people of his/her country. Students will be required to submit a report to include a summary of the project and its outcomes.

PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO PROJECT PROPOSALS FOR COUNTRIES IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD and TO TEAMS THAT INCLUDE A VISA-HOLDING INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AND A U.S. CITIZEN.