Maroon Edition: Global Village Experience

October 2-4, 2015
Join us for a weekend-long adventure at the Global Village within the Heifer Project Ranch in Perry County, Arkansas! The Heifer Project is an international aid organization, providing agricultural and educational resources to impoverished communities around the world. In connection with the Maroon Edition and the book Same Kind of Different as Me, we will visit the farm, meet the animals, and take part in the Global Village Experience where we will learn about the struggles of impoverished families both in the U.S. and around the world. We will be staying in developing world conditions, working together, and improving our understanding of global poverty. This trip is an excellent opportunity for students who want to improve their leadership skills, build their community service portfolio, or just spend a fun weekend on a beautiful farm.
This trip is FREE TO MSU STUDENTS, but space is limited, so sign up soon! Please read the Global Village Information Sheet and then complete the registration form (linked below) and send it to Dr. Joe Witt, All registrations are due no later than Saturday, September 12. The registration form includes an application paragraph which will be evaluated and used to select the final set of participants. Individuals who fail to complete all parts of the registration form will not be able to go on this trip. We will be staying in a rustic setting, so bring your sense of adventure and come ready to get in close contact with nature! We will have a group orientation meeting in late September and then travel to Heifer on Friday, October 2, returning to campus on the evening of Sunday, October 4.

Heifer Global Village Experience

Global Village Experience Registration Form (PDF)

Global Village Information Sheet (PDF)




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