I've always found international travel to be a very fullfilling and
rewarding experience. Here is a list of some of the more interesting and
significant trips I've made, along with some trip reports. For the most
part, this list does not include research trips (which are listed under Fellowships and awards) and various general tourist
travels. This list is rather incomplete; see my reports page for more experiences.
- 2006-2007: Sabbatical.
- Reflections on my sabbatical experiences, including a trip to Patagonia.
- 2001: Nicaraguan Elections Observer Delegation (November 2001).
- I was part of a Tecnica delegation to observe the November 4, 2001 presidential elections in Nicaragua.
- 2000: Third Anniversary Acteal Commemoration (December 2000).
- Commemoration of a massacre of 45 people in Chiapas, Mexico on December 22, 1997.
- 1998: Participant on a Chiapas School Construction Teams delegation to Chiapas, Mexico.
- We helped build a secondary school for Maya Indians, among other things.
- 1996: Summer Field Seminar in
Ecuadorian Quichua Culture and Language, Otavalo, Ecuador.
field seminar which included cultural instruction on highland Andean peoples
and instruction in the Ecuadorian Quichua language, organized by the
University of Wisconsin-Madison.
- 1995: Participant on Global
Exchange delegation to Nicaragua and Cuba.
- Two-week delegation examined revolutionary changes in Nicaragua and
- 1994: Ecuadorian Amazon.
- A trip to visit the Huaorani in the Ecuadorian Amazon.
- 1993: Cochabamba, Bolivia.
- Eight-week Cornell
University Summer intensive language program in Advanced Quechua.
- 1993: Delegation Coordinator and Leader: Witness for Peace, El Salvador and
- Coordinated and led a two–week Kansas Student
Delegation to El Salvador and Nicaragua.
- 1990: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador.
- Six-week Oregon State University Summer program with course work
in Latin American History and Advanced Spanish Composition.
- 1989: Work
Camp Participant: American Friends Service Committee, Santa Clara, Cuba.
- Summer Work Camp participant in Cuba. Worked with Cubans in
the fields and carried out historical research in both municipal and
- 1985: Proyecto Lingüística "Maya,"
- Eight–week intensive
Spanish language course.
- 1985-1986: Witness
for Peace, Nicaragua.
- Long-term volunteer in the province of Jinotega organizing delegations, documenting contra human rights abuses, and standing in solidarity with the people.
- 1982-1983: Intermenno
Trainee Program, The Netherlands.
- Worked on a dairy farm in Friesland and in a church in Amsterdam as part of a cultural exchange program.
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