Students in the Bachelor of Global and International Studies program (BGInS) at Carleton University are gaining hands-on experience while improving food security in Peru thanks to an innovative partnership with Cuso International. The partnership, which began in January, is the first of what Cuso International hopes will be a new wave of e-volunteering opportunities for students at Carleton and across Canada. Through this new program, 21 Carleton students are using Skype, email and other communication technologies to work with professionals and community leaders in Lima to help small farmers generate income in an urban setting. The students provide research and project design support, and develop strategies and products for the farmers.
The Bachelor of Global and International Studies at Carleton University is an innovative, multi-disciplinary program that welcomed its first students in 2015. The goal of the program is to educate active and engaged global citizens.