A World of Opportunities
Each year, Bluffton University students take part in cross-cultural experiences. Touted to students as invitations to explore and grow, these experiences offer a journey of personal discovery into the richness and challenges of other cultures and communities. Immersed in new environments, undergraduate students experience diverse lifestyles, make new friends and learn respect for other cultures all while meeting personal challenges which build character.
As you read this magazine, you’ll read stories from students who have benefitted from the global opportunities available to Bluffton students and also, remember your own cross-cultural experiences and benefits.
After a change in plans, Spencer Garrison ended up in Guatemala, where he built relationships and became comfortable with the idea of being uncomfortable.
Read more about Building Relationships in Guatemala >
Alex Rose gained real-world music industry experience at The Contemporary Music Center in Nashville. The growth they’ve gained from Bluffton and Nashville, has helped prepare Alex for their path as a voice over artist.
Read more about Success Through Failure in Nashville >
Three future educators had an eye opening experience in Chicago, where they were pushed out of their comfort zone and found ways to advocate for diversity and inclusion in their future classrooms.
Learn more about Educating The Mind and Heart in Urban Chicago >
Johanna Rian ’77, an English and theatre double major, recently retired after a fulfilling career in the medical humanities. Rian served as the program director of the Mayo Clinic Center for Humanities in Medicine.
More about Dr. Johanna Rian '77 >