SWOCC release – Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College students Maria Arellano, Jorda Harlow, and Stephanie Hockema will deliver a presentation for the local community about their experience this summer studying abroad in Istanbul, Turkey. The presentation will take place on Monday, August 26, 2019 on Southwestern’s Coos Campus, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay, at 6:30 pm in Eden Hall. With substantial support from community members, these students spent two weeks in Istanbul, Turkey participating in a sociology course offered by Southwestern. The program, “Confronting Global Problems and Creating Sustainable Futures,” explored international perspectives on work and livelihood, sustainable food systems, and the politics of consumption and waste. Students not only gained a better understanding of how to promote global sustainability, but they also learned a tremendous amount about a culture and people that are often misunderstood in the United States. They look forward to sharing what they learned about Turkish history and society and to thank the donors who made this experience possible. Please join us for this exciting presentation! For more information on the presentation or study abroad experience, please contact Sara Keene at sara.keene@socc.edu, 541-888-7127.

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