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MMW Opportunities

The Making of the Modern World program offers many enriching co-curricular opportunities to ERC students, including the following:







Refugee Support

The Refugee Educational Empowerment Program serves refugee high school youth from Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. Working collaboratively with the International Rescue Committee, the program familiarizes refugee students with UC San Diego, its faculty and students, and the university experience, and creates a pathway to college application, while fostering greater awareness and inclusion among undergraduate students. This program is run by Eleanor Roosevelt College’s Making of the Modern World Program and is delivered through the efforts of undergraduate volunteers and student organizations, campus departments, and faculty supporters.

This is a an approved Global Service Gold Activity for the 

Poetry in the Pines

In addition to the in-class curriculum, the MMW Program also looks for effective and informal ways to enrich students learning outside the classroom. Each year, the program offers trips that provide students first-hand exposure to a variety of cultural and religious traditions in our local community. In winter quarter students enjoy a "Poetry in the Pines" outing at Torrey Pines State Reserve, while reading nature-inspired poetry from around the world. The MMW program is always open to suggestions for trips or activities that can further students appreciation for cultural diversity and historical awareness.

Deer Park Monastery Trip

ERC students and two MMW faculty participate in a weekend retreat on "Education and Meditation" hosted by Deer Park Zen Monastery in Escondido, California.  Participants are exposed to how Buddhism is practiced in a monastic setting, while also enjoying a restorative and meditative respite from the hustle and bustle of their daily life as college students.