Click on a student’s name or picture to learn more about their experiences with the Bridging Disciplines Program in the School of Undergraduate Studies. To view student success stories from other UGS programs, visit the student success page.
Ivi took an ethnographic approach to study the social situation of Kayayei, a group of displaced, mistreated tribal women in Ghana for her Conflict Resolution & Peace Studies BDP certificate. To this end, she worked with...
“This life-changing experience has allowed me to develop a more in-depth understanding about the complexities that lie within issues such as the Kayayei conflict and the various paradigms involved.”
Human Rights & Social Justice student Ana Laura worked on three initiatives for the Texas After Violence Project during her internship. Because of her interest in studying children and human rights, she conducted archival research and transcribed...
“I discovered the importance of making children’s voices heard so they can have an opportunity to obtain an education.”
Budding social entrepreneur Nina Ho, a rising junior in the Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship BDP, spent a summer interning with the Austin-based non-profit 3 Day Startup.
“The best part of my Connecting Experience was the ability to do challenging work, be surrounded by talented people who care about impact, and work in a fun environment.”
Albert completed the Cultural Studies BDP and conducted research on Southwest Native American culture and architecture during the Spanish rule.
Eli Roden conducted independent research exploring the relationship between emotion and reason in juror decision-making. Eli is pursuing an Ethics & Leadership BDP certificate with a concentration in social justice, politics, and...
“For me, the most rewarding aspect of this experience was discovering the nature in which disciplines work together, that allows for a truly interdisciplinary approach to tackling issues.”
“Each day presented a new opportunity to connect my projects to my experience in community activism, academic foundation in urban theory, professional curiosity in non-profit public interest advocacy, and personal interest in sustainable community development.”