Department ofReligious Studies


Julie Dinh '17 awarded Jean Donovan Summer Fellowship

Religious Studies major, Julie Dinh '17, has received the opportunity to venture into summer 2016 as a Jean Donovan Fellow.  The Jean Donovan Summer Fellowship grants students the opportunity to work with a non-profit organization to live out the Ignatian Center’s mission of a Faith that does Justice. Julie will teaching English at the Kinh Luan school in Vietnam for 6 weeks. In addition to her time teaching English, she will be pursuing her senior Religious Studies research project on the topic of the Bible Project in Vietnam. As a Jean Donovan Fellow, Julie hopes to learn more about about the role of Christianity, the need for scripture and the dialogue between scripture and the lives of people in Vietnam.

She says, “I hope to not only teach English to the students, but to also learn from their open hearts. In terms of my research on the Bible project in Vietnam, I hope to further my understanding of the crucial human need for a deepened spiritual life.” With her overlapping academic and spiritual pursuits in Christianity as well as passion to teach, Julie hopes to embark on the wondrous path that God, through Santa Clara University, has paved.

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