It wasn’t an ordinary January for Lesley Howard ’18. In fact, she and 11 fellow students were in Bali, Indonesia, for J Term this year, taking a close look at Balinese temples, Komodo dragons, and liquid hot magma. It was the fifth year in a row URI offered this exciting course that explores Indonesian culture, biodiversity, and geology.
Emely Baez was in high school in Woonsocket, R.I., when she learned about the 1990s genocide in Rwanda. A teacher spoke about the tragedy and introduced the class to a woman who had barely escaped with her life.