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Students build the Lasallian network worldwide

October 1, 2018

Campus Connection News

Saint Mary’s University students Fabian Alvarez ’19 and Emma Mockler ’20 attended a two-week student conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in collaboration with students from other Lasallian colleges and universities worldwide. Focusing on leadership and global understanding, this annual program is sponsored by the International Association for Lasallian Universities. This year’s program followed the 2017-18 theme of “Lasallians without Limits,” emphasizing the increasing globalization and skills needed by leaders to understand how actions, decisions, and policies go beyond the borders of communities, states, and nations. With the goal of continuing to build a strong international global Lasallian community, students worked in groups to understand life, politics, and cultures in other countries. Students also engaged in service learning activities, intercultural and cultural understanding, community leadership, and pedagogy that encouraged students to take responsibility for their own learning.