Through its projects, faculty, alumni, and students, Antioch University New England demonstrates that an educational institution needs to look beyond its own geographic boundaries to provide a world of opportunities for students who can give something important back to their world.
Social justice and sustainability are not only local issues, but global issues which are addressed by Antioch University New England programs. We encourage our students to venture out and discover not only how they can effect change, but also where they are needed to do so. Many Antioch University New England graduates realize that their skills are needed in other countries to educate others, particularly in underserved populations. They return home, empowered by an Antioch University New England education and new, global perspectives.
Faculty are busy in other parts of the world: professor Beth Kaplin is developing a master’s degree program in conservation biology at the National University of Rwanda where local scientists are needed to protect one of Africa’s most important ecosystems; professor Susan Loman is one of several faculty presenting internally on the Kestenberg Movement Profile; faculty emerita Heidi Watts coordinates an exchange program between Antioch University New England and Auroville, an international utopian community in southeast India which has been extraordinarily successful in environmental restoration and sustainable living; and Antioch New England Institute faculty and staff have developed resources and training materials to establish community foundations in each of the Baltic countries.