Putting the Local in Global Education: Models for Transformative Learning Through Domestic Off-Campus Programs

Edited by Neal W. Sobania, with chapter “From Immersion with Farmers and Autoworkers to Refugees and Immigrants: 40 Years of Transformational Learning” by Jeff Thaler ’74. Stylus Publishing, LLC. May 2015. This book argues that domestic off-campus study can be just as powerful a ┬álearning experience as study overseas, and that domestic programs can equally expand students’ horizons, their knowledge of global issues and processes, their familiarity and experience with cultural diversity, their intercultural skills and sense of citizenship. Thaler’s chapter includes details of his undergraduate experience with the Williams-at-Home program.