Meet some of the fascinating professors including, but not limited to Cynthia Connolly, Tim Corrigan and Rita Barnard who will be teaching BFS seminars in the fall. To see a complete list of fall BFS seminars see http://www.upenn.edu/curf/bfs/bfs-current-courses . Talk to fellow BFS about their favorite BFS seminars. Tea and cookies. Wednesday, March 27th 5:30 PM in the fireside lounge, 2nd floor 220 S. 40th street.
Interns will assist with the collection of data, submissions to the Institutional Review Board, will attend weekly research meetings, and may have an opportunity to assist in the writing of a research paper at the conclusion of the summer position.Descriptions of 2 of the studies are below. Please note, we may also need their assistance for additional research, depending on the other studies’ IRB approval by the beginning of the Internship position.
Recruitment is underway for Global Youth United Student Mentors! GYU is a local youth-led nonprofit organization. Students who are interested in global issues, human rights, and becoming involved in the Philadelphia community will serve as mentors to students in four Philadelphia high schools. Mentors will help students organize local service projects and see through one large service activity of international impact by the end of their school year.
BFS, in conjunction with the Fox Leadership Program, is launching an after-school program at St. James School http://www.stjamesphila.org/ in the Allegheny West neighborhood of Philadelphia. The program is a combination mentoring/tutoring program that meets from 5:15-6:15 on Monday.
Interested in cultural exchange and gaining new insights on American traditions through the eyes of the world? Every year, there are exchange students left alone at Penn for Thanksgiving, and every year Penn Diplomats tries to pair students with a family for Thanksgiving, so that these students can have a genuine taste of American culture. Families get a great opportunity for cultural exchange and a fresh take on America as others see it, and because of that the program has been extremely successful in the past.
Spring Trip to Rwanda. The mission of the program is to create a greater sense of community and understanding between students from different religious and ethnic groups in order to foster future leaders who will help build a more just, tolerant, and peaceful society.The cornerstone of this program will be a 10-day service trip (after classes end) to Agahozo Shalom Youth Village (ASYV) in Rwanda to work with children who were orphaned during the Rwandan genocide.
For College students, if the BFS web site says a course fullfills a sector requirement, it will not auto assign on a student's worksheet. Your advisor must override it on the worksheet. Students are limited to two such overrides. Other BFS courses will auto assign and there is no limit to the number of those courses that may be taken to fulfill sectors. For class of 2015 and beyond , this is in addition to the 3 sectors which are fulfilled by INTG 001-002.