Mike Johnson '12


Major: Politics and Studio Art
Hometown: Larchwood, IA

My fellowship experience:
Living and working in a developing country exposed me to the intracies of international non-profit work. I feel much more confident in my ability to perform in a new and unfamiliar environment. I am comfortable living with less because I now know that the things that I value the most are also the things that are not ascribed any monetary value. The students, host families, and community members that I interacted with during my two month fellowship, demonstrated a passion for music, soccer, faith, family, and community togetherness. My fellowship experience provided an ideal example of my ability to perform and excel in an international environment.

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Mike Johnson '12

Fellowship Overview

Fellowship Name
Samuel and Bridget Schroeder International Fellow in Community Art

Project Oscar
Puerto Cayo, Ecuador

Aims of the Fellowship
Capacitate tourism through English language instruction, marketing, sustainability efforts, and community mural projects.

Faculty Sponsor
Steve Hemelt, Politics