|I realized also, that while the intellectuals discussed immigration policy in a building near the national capitol, my Dean Rusk project had taken me to straight to the source.
- Mackenzie Barrow '10
Name: Mackenzie Barrow
Time Period When Grant was Used:
May 9-June 13, 2009
Where you Went:
Type of Experience (organized program, internship, independent travel, etc):
Specific information about your experience (DO NOT leave this blank. We need this information so that your opportunity will be available to other students):
Name of program or organization:
Independent Research Project at Robert Koch Oberschule
Contact Name(s) and Title(s):Jochen Wholfeil, Director-Duke in Berlin.
Berndt Bohse, Foreign Language Coordinator, RKO.
Contact e-mail address:Bohse: email@example.com
Are there any prerequisites or special requirements?: Speak German
Brief description of project, including any changes from the original plans described in your application:
Observed classes (English, Turkish, German, French). Interviewed students and teachers. Conducted survey of immigrant students. Survey expanded to include students of all immigrant backgrounds, not just Turkish.
Ways in which you have shared and plan to share what you learned from your project with others at Davidson and beyond:
Personal conversations, sharing pictures. Presenting findings in my German Thesis presentation.
Short evaluation of your experience and whether you would recommend it to another student:
Great Experience! Highly recommend contact with the immigrant students and their teachers. Lots of exposure to diversity and the adversity the students face.
Read Mackenzie's Reflective Essay