Upon graduation, honors students will have demonstrated an increased self-awareness of their own and other cultures, knowledge and understanding of cultural perspectives, and awareness of the connections between language and culture in communication.
In the summer of 2016, I took a trip to Tennessee with my family and did a week long youth yoga camp with my sister. My mom was very interested in meditation and yoga practice, and decided to take my family on a trip and introduced my family to this practice. On this trip, I went from a culture of a typical middle class mid western family, to being immersed in a community largely centered around Indian and southern Asian culture. The food, the manners, the social interactions, and even the routine was much different than what I was used to, but an experience I could never forget.