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Students build the Lasallian network worldwide

July 17, 2018

News Presidents Update

Saint Mary’s University students Fabian Alvarez ’19 and Emma Mockler ’20 are currently attending a two-week student conference in Rio de Janeiro 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 follows 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 have been working in groups to understand life, politics, and cultures in other countries. During their two weeks in Brazil, the students will engage in service learning activities, intercultural and cultural understanding, community leadership, and pedagogy that encourages students to take responsibility for their own learning.