Immersion Experience in Poland Brings Economic Policy to Life

Carmen Braceras ’20 spent the fall term studying the transformation of Poland to a market economy, but it was a tour of Saint Mary’s Basilica in Krakow during the winter break that gave her an insight into the Polish perspective, she says.

The uneven towers of the brick Gothic church dominate the city’s main market square, where Dartmouth students were touring with some of their counterparts from the Krakow University of Economics. One of the Polish students told Braceras about the legend of the two brothers who were each building one of the church towers.

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Students Get an Inside View of U.S. Military Command Centers

Students in Dartmouth’s War and Peace Fellows program toured U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command in Tampa, Fla., in January, and they met with CENTCOM Commanding General Joseph Votel, SOCOM Commanding General Tony Thomas, and officials from the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development.

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Dartmouth Students Explore the Dunes of the Namib

As part of the environmental studies foreign studies program, Dartmouth undergraduates visit the Namib Desert of Namibia and get an opportunity to conduct original research on social-ecological systems and conservation issues involving the local Topnaar people, the economic importance and ecology of the !nara melon, and the ecology of this desert environment.

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