Think outside the classroom

Dialogues of Innovation provides hands-on learning experiences

January Term, a three-week program, invites students to take interdisciplinary courses, attend workshops and lectures, intern, travel abroad and donate time to community projects.

This year, students participated in projects from the other side of the world to right here on campus. No matter where they were, they embraced their hands-on, innovative and eclectic learning experiences.

"Thank you so much for an amazing group of students and staff. They were kind, sweet, hardworking, professional, respectful and caring. I could not have asked for a better group."

Paint Your Heart Out program’s coordinator

In addition, students took part in on-campus global studies courses:

  • American as Apple Pie—Explore the English/American Language and Culture
  • Close encounters: Modern Hebrew and Israeli Culture through Film
  • Columbia Music and Art 
  • Comparative Spanish Experience
  • Cuban Culture and Language
  • Deutsche Filme: German Culture through Film
  • French Cuisine and French Language too! 
  • Mandarin language and a Glimpse of the Chinese Culture
  • Puerto Rican Spanish and culture 
  • Traditions and Cultures of Portugal
  • Understanding the Dutch
  • The Language and History of Russia

Additionally, guest speakers visited Lynn to educate students on their professional paths to success, current events and other useful academic insights. This year’s speakers featured: 

  • Tim and Chris Gannon, founder and owner of Bolay Enterprises and Outback Steakhouse
  • Ethel Isaacson, Director of Corporate Engagement, Diversity & Inclusion, FPL
  • Paul Rogat Loeb, founder of the Campus Election Engagement Project

Now in its seventh year, Knights Unite Day of Caring brought the Lynn community together to:

  • Collect school supplies for a Palm Beach County Title I school
  • Gather hygiene products for Church World Services
  • Lead children with disabilities and developmental challenges in a baseball game
  • Collect recyclable caps and lids for Caps of Love

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