Date

12-2016 12:00 AM

Major

Journalism; Spanish; International Studies

College

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Project Advisor

Erin Wilgenbusch

Project Advisor's Department

Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication

Description

For my honors project, I created and maintained an internet blog series that strove to heighten awareness of current lifestyle choices we make in the States and how acting on these choices lead to global consequences. This was done during my time studying and interning abroad in Lima, Peru. Every so often, I shifted my focus to include excerpts on what I learned from the Peruvian lifestyle and how those lessons were applicable in everyday life to create a better-rounded site. As I blogged throughout the semester, I realized there are many privileges we take for granted and international issues we overlook because they are not considered pressing in our area of the States. This can cloud our judgment of how prevalent these matters are worldwide. I also discovered that stagnation with these issues within third world countries such as Peru can be attributed to many factors, such as lack of infrastructure, knowledge and/or money among others. Peru has multiple programs of advocacy, but they have no way to advance their measures. The outcomes for my project have led me to learn that these international issues and more are everyone’s business, and every little bit done leads to a better world for all.

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Dec 1st, 12:00 AM

Better Person Tomorrow

For my honors project, I created and maintained an internet blog series that strove to heighten awareness of current lifestyle choices we make in the States and how acting on these choices lead to global consequences. This was done during my time studying and interning abroad in Lima, Peru. Every so often, I shifted my focus to include excerpts on what I learned from the Peruvian lifestyle and how those lessons were applicable in everyday life to create a better-rounded site. As I blogged throughout the semester, I realized there are many privileges we take for granted and international issues we overlook because they are not considered pressing in our area of the States. This can cloud our judgment of how prevalent these matters are worldwide. I also discovered that stagnation with these issues within third world countries such as Peru can be attributed to many factors, such as lack of infrastructure, knowledge and/or money among others. Peru has multiple programs of advocacy, but they have no way to advance their measures. The outcomes for my project have led me to learn that these international issues and more are everyone’s business, and every little bit done leads to a better world for all.