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“The world is getting smaller through technology, and we have much more exposure to different cultures,” said the 27-year-old Schreiber, who spent about $3,000 on the program and is now a secondyear law student at the University of Wisconsin, where she focuses on international environmental law. “As the planet reaches its capacity [to accommodate] the human species, problems are arising that affect us all. I think younger generations are realizing we must work together if we hope to sustain” the planet.

Making a difference at Home
Some university “peace” partnerships don’t send students abroad, but instead—like the Changemakers for Women organization at Virginia’s Mary Baldwin College—help students sponsor those in other countries who need money and emotional support to move beyond poverty, civil war, or abuse. Mary Baldwin’s program began after 15 students traveled to New Orleans in the spring of 2008 to attend former president Bill Clinton’s Global Initiative University, a program that requires students to make a tangible commitment to a health, human rights, education, or sustainability issue somewhere in the world. A year later, the students decided to work through Women for Women International to sponsor women
CONTACT: DONNA ANDErSON, ANDErDON@UWPlATT.EDU

who have lost spouses, children, or livelihoods because of war. Women for Women works in eight countries, giving war survivors food, shelter, clothing, and job training to help them become economically independent. Through the “Changemakers for Women” group they created, the students vowed to sponsor 25 women over three years, using everything from bake sales to internationally themed tea parties to raise the $27 a month needed to support each. During the academic year the group—which is purely student led and carries no academic credit—organizes programs such as book clubs and speaker appearances to raise awareness about the problems women face in postconflict societies. They write letters to their sponsored “sisters,” follow news reports about Sudan and Congo, and talk to roommates and friends about the status of women in the developing world. “It’s one thing to read about war atrocities,” says Heather Ward, Mary Baldwin’s director of international programs, who notes that the organization has grown to 30 women working on degrees in international relations, peacekeeping, conflict resolution, or women’s studies. “But when the students sign on as ‘sister’ sponsors, they move from compassion to action. With the experience and skills they have now

Image of field work in costa rica from the university of Wisconsin at Platteville’s new minor in social and environmental justice. the university partnered with a Broader View, a nonprofit that helps students meet their six-week field study requirement for the minor.

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International Educator - January/February 2012
Contents
From the Editors
Front Lines
In Brief
Voices: Rollins College President Lewis Duncan
Finding a Home in Higher Education
Promoting Peace Th Rough Partnerships
New York University Becomes a Global Network University
International Education Fairs
Education Abroad
A View From Out Here
In Focus
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International Educator - January/February 2012 - Front Lines
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International Educator - January/February 2012 - In Brief
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International Educator - January/February 2012 - Education Abroad
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