Made possible by a generous gift from James Heston, ‘70, the Heston Summer Experience– aims to further Gettysburg College’s vision for active engagement in local and global contexts by providing a summer experience to students. Through domestic and international immersion, students have an extraordinary opportunity to engage in the work of community action.

Participating students focus on daily community development, sharpening their understanding of the complexity of social issues. By placing students in local and international contexts, the program offers rich opportunities for learning and action, allowing students to develop strong friendships and learn what its like to tackle some of the world’s most challenging problems.

During the summer of 2014, follow thirteen students as they share their experiences, stories, questions and critical reflections in Nicaragua, Kenya and Gettysburg.

They are (from left to right)

Victoria Meskers (Nicaragua)
Melissa Tighe (Nicaragua)
Kerry Mullen (Nicaragua)
Huyen Do (Gettysburg)
Bowen Yang (Gettysburg)
Sean Pethybridge (Gettysburg)
Brandon McTigue (Gettysburg)
Sarah Beth Watson (Gettysburg)
Erin O’Connor (Gettysburg)
Kamari Harrington (Kenya)
Alexandra Siegel (Kenya)
Dan Rustico (Kenya)

Absent: Jamison Smith (Gettysburg)