October 14th, 2011

Global Studies Workshop 

Friday, Oct. 14th

Today was GSW orientation! 

This is a very exciting launch of new workshop series. There was a great turn-out and the students were all very intrigued by the possibilities that exist with international travel, and of course, the potential to join the Bronx Berlin Connection. Students from CTA and first-year college students showed up--the cross-pollination of CP generations was so exciting!

We spent the afternoon getting to know each other through introductions, games and stories about our own travel experiences throughout the city, country and globe.

Ms. Wilson introduced GSW's objectives and the vast array of CUNY Abroad programs--there are over 100! Each student identified their abroad program of choice. Students had to identify their study location on the map and attached a string from that point to a notecard on the wall that described where and why they want to travel. The desired locations ranged from DR to India to Italy!

Each student created a blog of their own. In this blog, students will be documenting their experiences, perspectives and creative work while participating in GSW.

Ms. Wilson then introduced the Bronx Berlin Connection Exchange program and reviewed last year's success. Students were very excuted and loved the video "Trading Bars"--produced by Nicole Cohen--that blended beats, voices, and backdrops of the youth from the Bronx and Germany, so brillianty. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuclKyAdZ0c

We are looking forward to a fantastic seven weeks together!