January 20—The Urban Cross-Cultural College Consortium (U4C), the provider of Northwestern’s Urban Studies program, was recently highlighted by the Minnesota Campus Compact network. Minnesota Campus Compact helps build partnerships between Minnesota higher education institutions and educates students to develop creative solutions to pressing public issues.
The U4C program is a consortium of Northwestern, Concordia University and Crown College. It seeks to train students to be leaders in today’s global city. Dakin Schultz, a Northwestern junior, talks to MN Campus Compact about his experience with U4C:
Student Voices from the Urban Cross-cultural College Consortium
Whether it is in a class, on my front porch or walking to the local bakery a few blocks away, I have had a fair amount of new experiences in my first semester as a U4C student. Meeting new people, going to new places and learning about the city from people who have lived and worked here has been an amazing and a very special opportunity for me.
I have learned a variety of things at my internship at Hope Academy so far this semester. It has been a great chance that I have had this year and the staff and faculty at the school have been terrific. My supervisor has helped me to connect better with inner-city students and how to help those students connect with Jesus through various activities and trips.
Read the full story online including perspectives from students at Concordia and Crown.