In Summer 2019, SLS sponsored its third group of Global Student Ambassadors. Aiyanna Lowery served as the ambassador for the “French, Sciences, Sustainability” program at GT Lorraine. In this program with an emphasis on French for the Professions, French for the Sciences, and Sustainability, students experience real language immersion while focusing on Metz’s remarkable sustainability efforts through coursework, service-learning projects, and excursions. Metz is known in France for its Agenda 21, with 4 priorities: fight against climate change, preservation of natural resources, social and environmental economy, and an improved living environment. Local projects will potentially focus on themes of smart cities, architecture, ways of life, nature preservation, waste management, public transportation, and historical/monument preservation, and include interaction with partners such as local schools (high schools, thru the Regional Education office and other means, as well as the university in Metz), non-profits (associations for sustainable communities: for seniors, young people, ecology), and NGOs (associations for immigrants, refugees, low-income people), and businesses.
Read more about Aiyanna's experiences and those of her fellow students on a website she created about the program.
Interested in Study Abroad? Attend the upcoming Study Abroad Fair on Tuesday, October 1st, 10am- 2pm, in the Student Center Ballroom.