32 episodes

How does a community college become internationally famous? Laugh and cry with Dr. Vilma Fuentes, assistant vice president of Academic Affairs at Santa Fe College, as she brings together faculty, staff, students and international delegations to reflect on the rewarding work (and sometimes surprising results) of developing global citizens.

Developing Global Citizens Santa Fe College

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How does a community college become internationally famous? Laugh and cry with Dr. Vilma Fuentes, assistant vice president of Academic Affairs at Santa Fe College, as she brings together faculty, staff, students and international delegations to reflect on the rewarding work (and sometimes surprising results) of developing global citizens.

    Honoring Our Veterans, Listening to Their Stories

    Honoring Our Veterans, Listening to Their Stories

    Santa Fe College serves hundreds of military veterans each year that bring a rich set of international experiences tot he classroom. How do they continue to grow as global citizens by taking college classes or participating in student clubs? Listen to this podcast with Carmelos Brown and Charlotte Leavins to get a glimpse of how our military veteran experience college. 

    • 33 min
    Biotechnology in Brazil

    Biotechnology in Brazil

    Why would someone want to study biotechnology in Brazil? Does science change when conducted in another country? Do the techniques used in a lab differ in South America? Or is science simply science anywhere in the world? Join our podcast to learn what our students learned during Santa Fe's biotechnology internship in Brazil.

    • 36 min
    Exploring the Indigenous History and Culture of Campeche

    Exploring the Indigenous History and Culture of Campeche

    Campeche, Mexico is home to a large concentration of indigenous citizens and has one of the most impressive collections of Mayan archeological sites in the world. Join this podcast with Dr. Marcela Murillo and Prof. Mario Mutis as we explore the wonder, artistry, and culture of the indigenous people of Campeche.

    • 25 min
    Understanding Society, Marriage, and Family Around the World

    Understanding Society, Marriage, and Family Around the World

    How do different cultures express affection? How do marriage and family relations vary across the globe? How can a diverse student body help us appreciate these differences? Listen to this conversation with Dr. Georgia Bianchi, professor of sociology at Santa Fe College, to understand when and how she began observing social relations. Learn how she uses an internationalized curriculum and study abroad to help students understand our global interconnectedness. 

    • 21 min
    Celebrate Ireland

    Celebrate Ireland

    Celebrate St. Patrick's Day by listening to two SF faculty members explain how they are connecting their students to Ireland. Discover how ethnomathematics can be used to explore history, and cultures. Learn about the relationship between Irish literature and the American Civil Rights movement. Learn what makes Ireland unique and distinct from either English or American history and culture. Be sure to wear a little green to get the luck of the Irish. 

    • 26 min
    Opening Doors to Asia

    Opening Doors to Asia

    Dr. Li Ren-Kaplan describes her journey from the People's Republic of China to the United States. Learn how she and others at Santa Fe College have helped students learn more about Asia through the internationalization of the curriculum and study abroad. 

    • 28 min

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