Dosch, Riedinger lead study abroad trip to Greece

In May 2019, Dr. Mary Dosch (psychology) and Vicki Riedinger (SLHS) led a group of 29 cross-disciplinary students on a 12-day service learning study abroad to Greece. While in Greece, they went to an elementary school for refugee children and worked with them to create artwork to beautify and personalize their school campus. In addition, Dr. Dosch presented her experiences of past volunteer work with refugee families in the U.S. and the resettlement process for school-age children to School Psychology faculty, graduate and undergraduate students at the Kapodistrian University in Athens. In return, the MSUM group attended lectures from Kapodistrian University faculty/students and at the Babel Mental Health Facility for Refugees to learn about their collaborative efforts working with refugees in Greece. Finally, they had guided tours of many sites in Greece learning about Greek history and culture. The consensus was a “life-transforming” experience for all!