Mondragon and Cooperatives

I recently returned from Spain to learn about the Mondragon Corporation. One fun experience was how Basque people practice cooperativism even in their socializing–a pub crawl. Each person puts in 5 euros to an appointed money manager, and the party Continue reading

Multicultural Counseling in Jamaica-Home is where the Heart dwells

It has been extremely difficult for me to begin to write about my experience in Jamaica. Namely because it was a tremendously rich experience filled with wonder, introspection, and questions.  Even as I sit here prepared to divulge all that Continue reading

MFTs In Instanbul

If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Constantinople. -Alphonse de Lamartine, 19th-century French writer and politician  The above quote is one that I frequently stumbled upon during preparation for my trip to Continue reading

MFTs in Ireland

I feel blessed that I was able to travel abroad with my cohort for an international learning experience. During Spring Break of 2012, 20 of my classmates, and 2 professors went to Ireland for 10 days. Over the 10 days, Continue reading

The Great Equalizer

Education is often referred to as the great equalizer. While it is the mechanism that ideally create an equal playing field for all students in the United States, it is also connects students in America to students all over the Continue reading

Struggle for Educational Equity Along the Underground Railroad

Just one day after the national day of service honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., SOLES Ambassador Annie reflects on her course which took students along a route on the Underground Railroad.  EDUC 597: The Continue reading

Beginning the year at the end of the world

Here at SOLES, it is a requirement of all academic degree programs that you complete a global study course. From December 31-January 10, 2013 I was completing mine in a course designed to study School Change and Education Reform.  I Continue reading

Finishing Strong

“Finish Strong!” This is what I keep telling myself over and over again. I need to finish strong, and keep looking forward to accomplishing this amazing opportunity of graduating with my Master’s degree by next July (although I get to Continue reading

Sweet Dreams of a Costa Rican Summer

In June 2012, we went to Costa Rica with 10 members of our cohort for the class, Career Counseling Across the Lifespan, which was taught by Dr. Ian Martin. What an adventure we had! Our group went white water rafting Continue reading

Global Study Course: Costa Rica according to Anne

“Think about the kind of world you want to live and work in. What do you need to build that world? Demand that your teachers teach you that.” – Peter Kropotkin  In July 2012 I had the opportunity to study Continue reading