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"Never doubt that a small, group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

--Margaret Mead

[how to get involved]

 

Have questions about this website and/or want to know more information about SOW?

E-mail Margo Hoyler at mmh19@duke.edu

 

Want to be a member of the 2006 SOW team?

Applications now available here. Completed applications are due Monday, November 28th, 2005. Please send them to Margo Hoyler by email (mmh19@duke.edu) or intra-campus mail (Box 96039).

Who can apply?
• Any Duke student interested in cross-cultural interaction and documentary work (no previous documentary experience is necessary).
• It is recommended that you apply to SOW if you are a freshman or sophomore who will NOT BE STUDYING ABROAD DURING THE FALL 2006 SEMESTER.
• Juniors who show a lot of enthusiasm and commitment to the organization may also apply.


Expectations from Students of the World (SOW) team members:
• Curiosity, dedication, willingness to share one's experience with others
• Participation in a Weekly pre-trip sessions (these will require writing, reading and individual research, similar to a House Course) taught by SOW members (Spring semester)
• Participation in a Follow-up House Course taught by SOW members (Fall semester)
• 5 hours of dedication to SOW per week
• Collaborating on or initiating a post-trip project (photo exhibit, oral history, visiting Durham public schools, etc.)

Note: While the majority of the SOW trip is funded by grants and other fundraising, it is expected that participants will provides some individual contribution to the trip cost. In the past, this has been about $400. Please contact mmh19@duke.edu, if you have questions about the financial commitment or feel that you would be unable to participate for this reason.

Interested in starting your own SOW chapter at your college of university?

E-mail Courtney Spence at ccspence@studentsoftheworld.org

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