Two Weeks, Two Cultures, 15 Changed Lives

Fifteen Cal State Fullerton students traveled on a two-week trip to Puerto Rico with Julián Jefferies, assistant professor of literacy and reading education. He took the class to an impoverished, rural island where the U.S. Navy conducted bombing and other military exercises for 60 years.

The class helped establish a community farm, cleaned archives, worked at a radio station and conducted surveys of island residents. Their experience also included professional and personal development. They returned home with new inspiration, motivation and career goals. Some want to change their career focus; others had a new interest in applying to graduate school. Continue reading in the Orange County Register.


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