Alliance for Sustainable Communities-Lehigh Valley Study Abroad Opportunities

There are five different study abroad opportunities being offered through Alliance for Sustainable Communities-Lehigh Valley. The deadline for these internships is November 1st.

The internships are tailored to people majoring in Global Studies, Economics, English, International Relations, Political Science, and Sociology.

The five internships are:

Click on each internship to learn more!

US-Indonesia Partnership Program (USIPP)

Applications are being accepted for a unique study abroad program here at Lehigh. The US-Indonesia Partnership Program (USIPP) is a 5-week study program with students from Lehigh, Towson University, and three Indonesian universities traveling and living together, discussing the theme of religious pluralism and democratic society.
Half of the program is spent in the US, attending lectures by Lehigh and Towson faculty, and touring cities like Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C., New York City, and our own Bethlehem. The other half is spent on the island of Java in the cities of Jakarta, Yogyakarta, and Surabaya.
This unique program is partially subsidized by the Luce Foundation. Student are only asked to contribute $1000-$1500 towards their airfare, and in the past 5 years of running this programs, Lehigh students have been successful in winning grants to cover that cost.
Follow the link below to receive more information about the program and how to apply.

USIPP 2016 Recruiting Poster 

John Conner Speech Summary

Grassroots environmental activist John Conner came to Lehigh University Tuesday afternoon to talk to students about climate change and to tell them how they can get involved in fighting it.

Conner discussed the science behind climate change and how people react to it differently. He said that a lot of people are very comfortable with their life styles and are not making the necessary changes to benefit the environment. People often talk about how they enjoy having the lights on at night or how they like keeping their homes warm in the winter but do not realize how these activities are harming the environment. Conner wants people to cut back on these luxuries so that the environment can be preserved. He also said that people need to start understanding that natural disasters are a result of climate change and that they are not simply “inconveniences”. Many people viewed Hurricane Sandy as an inconvenience to their lifestyle but did not see it as a result of climate change. Conner wants this mindset to change and he wants college students to help make that happen.

He said that the three things that will suffer from climate change are young people, future generations and nature. He wants students to come together and form an initiative to enact change. The more people that become advocates for climate change the better because in Conner’s opinion “a small army can’t fight a large army.” He suggests that students check out the candidates running for president and for senate and that they ask them about their position on climate change. He wants students to become as informed as possible. They can also contact the local city of Bethlehem and ask them what measures they are taking to prevent climate change.

Conner will be back on campus October 14th at 4p.m. for a follow up session where students can discuss their ideas for how Lehigh can become more environmentally friendly.

12139910_1630999253820875_2653616298309161403_o