Major: Latino Studies
Sarah Cawthon spent the summer of 2013 in Querétaro, Mexico, where she deepened her understanding of the local language and culture while volunteering at a summer camp along with Mexican university students and other American volunteers.
"As a volunteer, I spent 18 days working with kindergarten-aged children," says Sarah. "I helped teach the kindergarteners how to read, write, and count while also teaching them the importance of cooperation and acceptance. I was there to absorb the Mexican culture, learn Spanish, and photograph the kindergarteners' experiences and developments as well as the beautiful landscape Querétaro had to offer. The experiences I had and the stories and photos I acquired were vital to understanding my major at a deeper level."
The Individualized Major Program gives you the freedom to create a multidisciplinary major that addresses issues and explores topics of your own choosing. The ability to select major courses from Indiana University's many schools and departments puts you in charge of your education in ways that conventional majors don't allow. As a student in the IMP you'll have the opportunity, rare in an institution of IU's size, to develop a close working relationship with one or more faculty sponsors who will guide you throughout your academic career. And, when you graduate, you'll have the distinction of having pursued a personalized course of study. Learn more about the IMP.
- Callout meeting for prospective applicants: September 6, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Ballantine 232
- Applications for fall 2013 are now available. Draft applications are due October 14.
- Final application deadline: November 1
- Final project deadline for graduating seniors: November 18
- Admission interviews and final project reviews: November 18-22 and December 2-20
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