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World Changers

Spelman international studies majors are always on the move, or planning one. Alicia Sheares,  a 2012 graduate, has traveled the world as an international studies major. During her tenure as a Spelman student, the Model U.N. team captain debated in The Hague, Netherlands, and in Taiwan. Plus, she interned at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., and Rome, Italy.

Following her May graduation, Sheares was enrolled in the Summer Mentorship in Engaged Social Sciences where she spent  four weeks in South Africa and four weeks on the campus of UCLA writing a paper on migration and social justice issues in South Africa. “I am looking forward to my Fulbright fellowship to Brazil in the fall [2012], where I will work as an English teaching assistant to college students. It will allow me to research the idea of racial democracy, and I plan to obtain my Ph.D. in sociology and social policy,” she said.

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