Date of Award

2012

Document Type

Thesis

Department

English

First Advisor

Dr. Johnny Wink

Second Advisor

Dr. J. Daniel Hays

Third Advisor

Dr. Eric Goddard

Abstract

Upon my return from studying abroad, people asked, "How was Bangladesh?" as if they were asking about a relative I visited in Florida. "How was Uncle Fred?" Smiling, I replied "Good, I loved it." The conversation typically turned to other matters. Others asked, "What is the biggest thing you learned while you were gone?" While Judging how long the asker wished to listen, I narrowed my extensive response to one or two key points.

Living in the tiny, yet populous village of Malumghat, Bangladesh, as I participated in Hands-On during the spring of 2011, I learned a myriad of new lessons each day. Some were as simple as always covering your food and putting it in the refrigerator so ants would not devour it. Other lessons were deeper, such as learning that poverty and suffering know no race, religion, or gender.

 
 

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