So- This really doesn't have much to do with my YHM experience but will for sure be on my mind this summer.
Today I found out that I have been accepted to Wheaton's HNGR program!!
HNGR stands for Human Needs and Global Resources. HNGR is a super unique program that combines service, learning, internships, home stay, language and culture study in a six month long internship in a Third World Country.
Let the HNGR office explain itself:
"In partnership with host organizations worldwide, HNGR combines classroom study with field-based service-learning internships in which students participate in transformational initiatives that enable people to live whole, secure, and productive lives. HNGR aims to promote in students a commitment to confronting human needs through their lifestyle and vocational decisions. Since the Program's inception, more than 600 students have participated in HNGR internships in 65 countries worldwide."
All year next year I will be preparing myself for six months living by myself in a community in the Third World.
This. Is. Big.
This also now means that I am a double major with a "certificate" in Human Needs and Global Resources. This is a very heavy course load and will take a lot of time and effort to complete.
I'm going to be picking a country, organization and thesis for my work. I plan on doing an internship in holistic and sustainable Water Development in Latin America.
Check out the program's website:
This is a life changing experience and learning opportunity that I have been given. Seriously friends this is HUGE.
Please pray as I plan out this exciting and unique experience.
After this summer and after HNGR I imagine I'll be a totally different person-- a mature woman of the world.
I'm excited for my life!!