Students Experience Indonesia through CELS J-Term Trip
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Two-week course examined water, public health in growing country
KINGSTON, R.I. – February 5, 2014 – A dozen University of Rhode Island students traveled to Indonesia during J-Term last month to study problems related to water and public health and examine sustainable technologies that may enable people in developing countries to escape poverty.
Led by URI Geosciences Professors Thomas Boving and Anne Veeger, the students spent 14 days immersed in the daily life of rural and urban Indonesians, observing what Boving called “the dirty underbelly and the glitzy side” of the country. The three-credit course included collaborations with Indonesian university students on investigations into sustainable solutions and technologies for providing safe and reliable drinking water to all regions of the country.