One simple lesson I was taught growing up was to put others before yourself. I did not know the true meaning of this lesson until my recent travels to Zacapa, Guatemala. Sponsored by Athletic Therapeutic Institute Physical Therapy and Hearts in Motion, I joined four other students from across the country on a service learning trip to a country we knew little about, Guatemala. We had one mission in mind: provide those in need with exceptional physical therapy and medical services.
Teachers learning from other teachers. That’s how Westfield State University first started. On September 4, 1839 Westfield State first opened its doors to 12 women and 8 men with the goal of developing a new generation of future educators to inspire the nation. Over 175 years later, the goal hasn’t changed; it’s grown.
There’s more to learning at Westfield State University than what’s being taught in your classroom. Take a trip outside of those four walls and learn how you can get onsite job training, earn school credits and meet potential employers through experiential education programs.