Audrey Ferguson, a volunteer faculty member for the Bangladesh Health Project, was featured on the website of the U.S. State Department for her experiences in Bangladesh as an international student. Audrey taught at IUBAT during the summer of 2014, but previously had travelled to Dhaka as part of her training through a U.S. State Department program called the ‘Critical Language Scholarship Program (CLS)’. The CLS offers an fully-funded overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students, and in Audrey’s interview, she attributes her ability to adapt to a new environment and her flexibility and cultural competence partly to her experiences in Bangladesh.
Here, Audrey is pictured with fellow volunteer faculty, Jim Ofonda, along with staff nurses at the National Institute of Mental Health in Dhaka.
Thank you for volunteering with the Project, Audrey, and best of luck with your future plans!