Made possible by a generous gift from James Heston, ‘70, the Heston Summer Experience– aims to further Gettysburg College’s vision for active engagement in local and global contexts by providing a summer experience to students. Through domestic and international immersion, students have an extraordinary opportunity to engage in the work of community action.

Participating students focus on daily community development, sharpening their understanding of the complexity of social issues. By placing students in local and international contexts, the program offers rich opportunities for learning and action, allowing students to develop strong friendships and learn what its like to tackle some of the world’s most challenging problems.

During the summer of 2013, follow twelve students as they share their experiences, stories, questions and critical reflections in Nicaragua, Kenya and Gettysburg.

Pictured above, from left to right are:

Victoria Perez-Zetune ’16 (Kenya)
Helena Yang ’14 (Gettysburg)
Mary Maloney ’14 (Nicaragua)
Nicole Dibble ’14 (Nicaragua)
Uyen Le ’16 (Gettysburg)
Nadeijah Towns ’14 (Gettysburg)
Katherine Patterson ’15 (Gettysburg)
Emily Hauck ’14 (Gettysburg)
Eric Harris ’15 (Gettysburg)
Margaret Jennifer Johnson ’15 (Kenya)
Rashida Aluko-Roberts ’15 (Kenya)
Elizabeth Marshall ’14 (Kenya)