Program Description

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Global Sustainability

Students in the 2016 program (June 26 – July 15) will confront the challenge of global sustainability.  Wake Forest University professors will expose students to the historical, ecological, political, economic, social, and legal facets of sustainability.  Students will broach these topics through a variety of settings and activities, including the Experiential Classroom, Living Labs, and Writing Seminar.  Throughout the program, students will work in small project groups to design a community action plan that addresses a real-world sustainability need.

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Cultural Crossroads

Students in the 2016 Cultural Crossroads program (June 26 – July 15) will confront the challenge of intercultural communication.  Wake Forest University professors will engage students in sustained dialogue around identity, cultural values, and intercultural communication in the Identity Forum, the Immersion Excursions, and Writing Seminar.  Students will examine the meaning of identity and influence of culture in a variety of settings and activities.  To explore and apply their knowledge of identity and culture, students will work in small project groups to analyze real-world communication challenges and propose intercultural solutions.


Upon completion of the program, an official Wake Forest University certificate of achievement will be awarded to all LENS participants.

Applications for summer 2016 will be available November 1st!  Applications are accepted on an on-going basis until program capacity is reached.

View our 2016 LENS@Wake Forest brochure for more photos and to share with a friend.