Stationed in a small town of 100 people on an island located within the Federated States of Micronesia, Peace Corps volunteer Nicholas Canfield is the only white American in a three-mile radius. A third of the way into his two-year service, he slowly is becoming accepted by his villagers and is starting to fit perfectly within his community.
Meg Ross has already done a lot in her academic and professional careers. She’s an ambitious go-with-the-flow type, she says -- a good fit for adventurous journeys.
In the past, the Spanish and global studies major -- who worked an immersion program in Heredia, Costa Rica, into her undergraduate career -- also was an interpreter in a juvenile court. Currently, Ross teaches third grade at Ellis Elementary in Denver as a teaching fellow.
She’ll have a lot of inspiration for her students as she prepares to become a Peace Corps volunteer this summer.
The University of Colorado Boulder’s International English Center, or IEC, which provides English as a Second Language courses to international students, is experiencing record enrollment and more than 50 students have applied for admission to CU-Boulder undergraduate and graduate programs for spring 2013.
At age 34, Andrew Wolff is making previously unreachable dreams become reality for hundreds of at risk Cambodian children.
This might seem a stretch for a former businessman who began his second career as a teacher after earning his MA in English as a second language and multicultural education at CU-Boulder in 2006. However, after teaching for a year at an area charter school, Wolff felt constrained by the educational system. Always the adventurer, he bought a one-way ticket to Bangkok, Thailand, hoping to volunteer as a teacher somewhere in Southeast Asia.