Two St. Lawrence students who studied in Denmark during the fall 2011 semester received the Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) Intercultural Leadership Award. Dylan Cutler '12 and Johanna Kelley '13 both earned the recognition by demonstrating how they became immersed in Danish culture and were challenged by their experiences.
DIS states, "DIS takes pride in helping our students become true global citizens, with an understanding of other cultures and the ability to make informed decisions. We do this through intense immersion in Danish society and culture, be it through different housing options, classes that reflect global and local trends and by offering to students ways in which they can step out of their comfort zones on their own while always knowing that DIS is there to support them in their explorations."
To be selected, Cutler and Kelley were required to detail their academic and cultural experiences, as well as submit an essay describing how they dealt with challenges during their semester of study.
More information about the DIS Intercultural Leadership Award is available on the DIS website.
Posted: February 2, 2012