Theory-to-Practice Grant, ‘Dubai: Globalization and Geography’
By Katie Nunner '15
Learn how OWU’s Course Connections, Travel-Learning Courses, Theory-to-Practice Grants, and other programs prepare students for global citizenship and leadership and help them…Make the Connection.
Name: Addison Miller ’14
Major/Minor: International Studies and Geography
Hometown: Ashville, Ohio
Experience: Theory-to-Practice Grant, November 2012: “Dubai: Globalization and Geography” Dubai, United Arab Emirates
“I had quite a bit of knowledge about Dubai before the trip, but once I went, I saw the city a different way. Assumptions that I had were challenged, and I changed the way I thought about Dubai. I saw the way migrant workers lived, and how the city was built on their backs, but they are actively barred from experiencing it in the same ways as Western Expats or Emiratis.
I’m continuing this research and am using it in my senior honor’s thesis for the geography department.”
Accompanying Miller on the trip were John Bieniek ’14 of Martinsburg, W.V., who is studying International Studies and History, and Iftekhar Showpnil ’13 of Dhaka, Bangladesh, who majored in biochemistry.