Italy: Who is My Neighbor
Over Winter Break, a team of 18 Baylor students, faculty, and staff will be traveling to Italy to take part in a community-based global learning interfaith immersion experience in order to learn more and serve alongside organizations the are working at the heart of the food-security related cross-border migration crisis.
As part of this trip, students will have the unique opportunity to be a part of a United Nations training based component where they will receive a certificate of completion from the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute.
The juxtaposition of solution and need makes Rome, Italy an ideal experiential learning lab for Baylor students to deepen their understanding of global issues and the collaborative systems that address them, as well as consider how their vocation and avocation can contribute to those efforts.
This experience inspires innovative thinking and global service by introducing students to the philosophy, structure, and accomplishments of international, collaborative anti-hunger efforts. We want to help the students understand how the UN agencies operate, as well as what opportunities for jobs or internships may await them. We also want to provide hands-on opportunities to interact with, learn from, and serve refugees and migrants. All the while, students will be able to witness first-hand how faith-based organizations build community through addressing spiritual and physical needs in an international context. We take seriously our faith-calling to care for all people, and we want to expose our students to the breadth and depth of need as well as solutions.