In-depth study with Lesley faculty in the classroom and abroad.
From our award-winning program in Guyana to individual courses, Lesley faculty offer students the opportunity to visit the places they're studying about while earning academic credit. Each January students travel with photography instructor Stella Johnson to Oaxaca, Mexico, to document village life. Professors Kristina Lamour-Sansone, Anne Pluto, and Mary Dockray-Miller take students to London for graphic design and theater study, and in June 2014 Professor Nancy Jo Cardillo and graduate student Helen Joseph will lead an expressive arts therapy camp for primary school teachers and their students in LaVallee, Haiti.
Twenty-two Lesley students traveled to Paris over spring break with professors Christine Evans and Stuart Steck to participate in a course entitled, "Paris at the Crossroads: Political Revolutions and Artistic Transformations." Dr. Steck will teach a related courses in spring 2015 called Paris and the History or Architecture.
Students are indeed transformed by their experiences in Paris. Lindsay Blevins, a LUCAD senior and illustration major (pictured right), always dreamed of having the opportunity to
travel to Paris to experience all of the wonderful things that she'd learned
about in class and from books. While in Paris, she and her classmates visited museums and
monuments, explored small
bookstores and boutiques, and practiced their 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, LUCAD, 2014
LUCAD Design major, Jackie Barnes, also received a Scholars without Borders award for Spring 2014 travel-study. She participated 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
have plans to study there for the entire fall 2014 semester, and am considering
moving there 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.
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