Simmons World Challenge

2018-2019 World Challenge: Infant Nutrition and the Global Challenge of Breast-Feeding

Simmons World Challenge (SWC) is an exciting program designed to empower sophomore students with the knowledge and skill set necessary to tackle pressing social problems facing local, national and international communities. The course is interdisciplinary, experiential, and student-led. Students work in teams of 3-5 to conduct research, create an actionable solution to address a social problem, and present their results and ideas to the Simmons community. Faculty and graduate students will be available as resources. Use of the library, internet and the community will be integral parts of the experience. And, for the first time, students will travel abroad to Argentina in spring 2019 to work on this problem in an international context.

Students accepted into the program will receive on-campus room and board during the January intersession (January 3-12) at no cost, and will receive a $1,000 stipend; students will register (in their spring semester 18-credit course load) for a World Challenge short term travel abroad course, but there will be no extra cost (beyond tuition) charged for traveling abroad or participation in this course. Students will be expected to attend meetings during the fall semester, participate fully during the January intersession, attend the spring session in Argentina, and present their team results to the Simmons Community as requested.

Read the course description for more information about the 2018-2019 Simmons World Challenge.

How to Apply

Applications are due by 12:00 pm on Monday, October 8 to Professor Benjamin R. Cole. Electronic submissions are preferred.