would like to thank the Bergen Community College Center for Intercultural Understanding for their vision. Thank you for having faith in Bergen’s youngest students and their teachers.
am brimming with ideas that will further the goals of the CSIU:
- To sponsor and coordinate events that
promote intercultural understanding
- To integrate into curricula and instruction
exemplary principles and practices of diversity education
- To promote reflection and scholarship
on the connections between cultural difference, democracy, and liberal education
- To increase community involvement and
partnerships to more fully support and to strengthen campus and county-wide efforts to promote intercultural understanding
Some thoughts about this trip.....
I just wanted to tell you once again how grateful
I am to be part of this adventure. I am not using the past tense because I feel like it is just beginning.
This was the best week of my life. There is so much to
think about, reflect upon and absorb. I was up until 2 am last night talking non stop to my husband about it....I was full
of "stories" to tell.
I was always so close to nature and the environment
all of my life.
It is a joy for me to share my love of nature with
the children I teach. The one thing that I always hope they receive from me as a teacher is a respect for and a
concern for the environment.
But I am now reflecting upon and questioning what
it truly means to be a part of this world that we all share. Questions that might never have occurred to me before seem so
obvious now. How can we expect people to care for their environment when they need to make sure that their children survive!??
I started out this trip with an open mind. But now I have an open heart. What a joy to look into the eyes of the children
at the school.
I feel hopeful that they ( and our children) will
positively impact the future of this planet.
I met so many wonderful people
on this trip and have established unexpected friendships that truly will last a lifetime.
Marcos Garcia will live in my heart.
It was an incredible journey..and I have so many new ideas! I can
not wait to get back to school!
I'll be back just as soon as I am able.
Much love to all the girls and boys at the CDC,
I miss you ALL!
See you very soon,