Student leaders from Associated Students of Colorado State University (ASCSU) will travel to the CSU Todos Santos Center in Baja California Sur, Mexico, this week as part of a leadership exchange. Student Leadership, Involvement & Community Engagement (SLiCE) is hosting the week-long exchange, which is one piece of a larger partnership between CSU and Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Sur (UABCS) in La Paz that aims to bring students together to explore practical applications of leadership, strengthen language skills, and engage in diverse experiences.
“Our intent with this reciprocal exchange is two-fold,” said Michael Buttram, program coordinator for Alternative Breaks with SLiCE. “First, participants will find the opportunity to explore first-hand the concept of leadership through a global lens. Equally important, CSU and UABCS understand this to be a clear demonstration that institutions of higher learning – and the students that attend them – remain dedicated to the possibilities that strong global relationships offer.”
CSU students on the trip will visit La Paz and Todos Santos, and students from UABCS will visit CSU in the spring. The program is key to building global citizens and community among the students, Buttram said.
“This pilot program was born from a desire to foster constructive dialogue while building community between students, faculty and staff from CSU and our exchange partners at UABCS,” he said.