Imagine you had the opportunity to go on a spontaneous “journey” to Iran, Armenia, Syria, Bangladesh or Poland and gain unique insights into each country’s culture and tradition — in just one evening. That’s precisely what the participants of “Around the World in One Evening” were able to do last January at FSU Jena.
Thank you to all of our applicants. The application process is now closed.
As the year comes to a close, we’re happy to look back on all the hard work our Fellows have accomplished over the year and recognize their hard work, as well as all the support our community has given to help Melton Fellows reach their goals.
Our newest partner campus has just recently held its first Melton Foundation activity on campus! About 50 members of the Ashesi community participated in an informaitonal and Q&A session on campus, including students, faculty and staff.
The Melton Foundation Campus in Jena, Germany invited intercultural trainer Barbara Nietzel to hold a workshop on the concept of “culture”. Melton Fellows and other students from Jena University joined the workshop to learn the theoretical concepts behind the topic and discuss it in context to their own lived experience.
After one year of intense preparations, site visits for interviews, and post-production, the short-film, “Narratives,“ was shown at a public screening at Friedrich Schiller University, in Jena, Germany on November 20th, 2014. More than 60 people filled the small room, sitting on chairs and tables, to watch the movie and discuss its contents and production with the project team members.
A group of Melton Fellows worked together with two German NGOs, Iberoamerica and Eine-Welt-Haus, to organize an innovative encounter between Mapuches, Chileans, and Germans. This meeting of cultures, all coming from different but unprivileged backgrounds, was the starting point for a new partnership of mutual learning and support.
Six Melton Fellows recently traveled to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to join climate leaders from across the globe to interact, network and work together to find solutions to climate change at the Climate Leadership Training, organized by The Climate Reality Project (TCRP).
Mexican activist Ricardo Velázquez shared his experience organizing protests for a more democratic education system.