Summer is not only a time for relaxing, but also for learning, exploring, reflecting, and expanding one’s horizons. Berea students are involved in a myriad of activities and adventures both in Appalachia and abroad this summer. Many students are building their resumes and improving their career skills by interning at tech companies, schools, hospitals, and even here at Berea’s own Grow Appalachia Program. Along with the internships off campus, the Entrepreneurship for the Public Good (EPG) hosts twenty students for the Summer Institute, an eight-week study of entrepreneurial leadership through community economic development. EPG students explore the creation of new ventures in Appalachia.
Other students chose to travel abroad to study in a country and culture different from their own. From Japan to Honduras to Ireland, these students have the world as their classroom. They are learning about new cultures, expanding their foreign language and history skills, and navigating their way through a new environment to go to class. Wherever they go, these students are representing Berea College with pride.