In-depth study with Lesley faculty in the classroom and abroad.
Our faculty offers students the opportunity to visit the places they're studying about while earning academic credit. In January 2016, a large group including undergraduates from Lesley University College of Art and Design and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, graduate students, student auditors, faculty, and administrators, studied sociological observation and animation in Japan. Also in January, students travel with photography instructor Stella Johnson to Oaxaca, Mexico, to document village life. In 2015, Dr. Summer Clark and island expert Christine Bennett led a global and comparative education course in South Andros, Bahamas. Professors Kristina Lamour-Sansone, Anne Pluto, and Mary Dockray-Miller offer courses in graphic design and theater study in London, and Dr. Stuart Steck teaches in Paris (see below). During the summer, Lesley graduate Helen Joseph conducts an expressive arts therapy summer camp for primary school teachers and their students in LaVallee, Haiti.
Dr. Stuart Steck teaches annually in Paris. The focus of his course varies from year-to-year and is often co-taught with another Lesley professor. Lindsay Blevins, a College of Art and Design illustration graduate (pictured above) enrolled in the course to fulfill a lifelong dream of traveling to Paris to experience all of the wonderful things that she'd learned
about in class and from books. While there, she visited museums and
monuments, explored small
bookstores and boutiques, and practiced French with native Parisians. Lindsay wouldn't have been able to participate in this life-changing experience without an award from Lesley's Scholars without Borders scholarship program. In a thank you letter to the donor, she wrote,
As an artist, Paris was extremely inspiring to me. From the art in the Musee d'Orsay, to the design of the Metro, to the architecture of the Notre Dame, I found things that made me look at art and design from new and exciting perspectives. I gained so much in Paris – I truly feel I have grown, and that I have a much greater understanding of not only French culture, but of the world.
- Lindsay Blevins, College of Art and Design, 2014
College of Art and Design Design major, Jackie Barnes, also received a Scholars without Borders award for Spring 2014 participation in Graphic Design London, a three-credit course taught by Professor Kristina Lamour Sansone. Jackie described the experience as "unlike anything I have done before. It enhanced my already
strong desire to live for an extended period in the fantastic city of London. I studied there again for the entire fall 2014 semester, and am considering relocating to London after graduation."
As part of Graphic Design London, Professor Lamour Sansone arranged for meetings with
renowned designers, in-depth study of museum exhibits, and a visit to St. Bride's Library, where students viewed a page of the Egyptian Book of the Dead. Inspired by the London Science Museum, Jackie decided to engage in a course project to compare and contrast differences in how the London and Boston Museums of Science organize information about individual exhibits.
Branca Telles Ribeiro
Distinguished Professor of International Higher Education and Intercultural Relations (retired)
Associate Professor, Global Interdisciplinary Studies, International Higher Education and Intercultural Relations
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Read about Dr. Anne Pluto's theater study course.
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Each spring students study in Paris with Prof. Stuart Steck.
Want to see the world and earn credit towards your degree? Learn more about Documenting Village Life in Oaxaca, Mexico travel course.