University of St. Thomas VISION Team Visits Carmen Pampa
For the second year in a row, students from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota, visited the College for two weeks this month as part of their VISION J-term course facilitated by UST’s Office for Service and Social Justice Department.
VISION provides global community building opportunities for St. Thomas students to encounter and work alongside diverse communities that are dedicated to creating a more just world.
In Carmen Pampa, UST students had the opportunity to learn and get involved in a variety of ways, including: teaching English to UAC-CP students, painting dormitories, and organizing and cleaning the on-campus public health clinic. UST students also connected with UAC-CP students and local Bolivians through various cultural exchange activities.
Participants have expressed that they get a very authentic view into the life of a Carmen Pampa student. “By working alongside the students and living on campus, we felt as if we were integrated into the community rather than outsiders coming in. We liked that there was a variety of service projects to choose from and everyone in our group felt as if there was something that fit their taste.”
For more information about VISION in Bolivia, please visit the University of St. Thomas website. To learn about how the College in Carmen Pampa can facilitate a visit for your group, please visit our website for more information.