Student Experiences

German Travel Study

March 9, 2020 | This spring semester nine students from UConn’s School of Social Work were part of the Germany Travel Study course taught by Associate Professor Lisa Werkmeister Rozas, Ph.D. The students spend their time at the UConn School of Social Work and the main Storrs campus as well as in New York City and 10 days in Germany* to develop a fuller understanding of human behavior, social policies, ethics and values, human oppression and human rights through American and international perspectives of the Holocaust

From Heidelberg to Connecticut: A Visit to UConn Promotes Dialogue and Collaboration

April 22, 2016 | Department Head for Personnel Development at Germany’s Heidelberg University Matthias Rolle-Weidemann visited UConn to understand the workings of a large, public American university. Along the way he met with students and faculty to realize the vital importance of committed people to sustain programs and global partnerships.

Studying the Effects of War Propaganda on Combatants in Serbia

September 20, 2013 | “Everywhere I went the effects of the war were apparent,” says Kiper, now a doctoral student in anthropology at UConn, who is focusing his dissertation on the effects of war propaganda on combatants of campaigns involving human rights violations, particularly in Serbia.

UConn Student Plays Hands-on Role at Rhino Sanctuary, Part 2

November 7, 2012 | For UConn senior Alana Russell ’13 (CANR), wildlife conservation signifies for more than the subject matter that she reads about in class. The natural resources major spent her summer face-to-face with the devastating facts and figures confronting endangered wild animals – especially after she took on an unexpected role in the life of one baby rhino. Read More…