Social Work Students Explore Internships in Thailand
Under the leadership of Jean Schuldberg, School of Social Work, four faculty members and nine Master of Social Work students took the first step in expanding internships internationally. During their two-week stay in Thailand in January 2010, the group combined volunteer service and field trips to gather information from social service agencies and to learn more about the culture. The department hopes to build on these contacts to offer expanded programs in future years.
Scholarship for China Study
Theadora Thompson, a junior in International Relations and Asian Studies, received a $4,000 Wang Family Scholarship to study at Peking University in Beijing, China, for the 2010–2011 academic year. She will study Chinese writing, culture, and language. She plans on a career in diplomacy with a nonprofit organization in China. She is especially interested in working with women and children.
Student from Bhutan Awarded International Goodwill and Understanding Scholarship
Namgay Tshering, from the small, mountainous Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan, was awarded the Soroptimists International Goodwill and Understanding Scholarship. Tshering, a hydroelectric engineer in Bhutan, is pursuing graduate studies in Electrical and Computer Engineering at CSU, Chico.