Chris Brown’s career in helping Canadian students broaden their horizons began with his volunteer placement in Botswana, Africa in 1978 where he worked for two years as a development planner and local government policy advisor.
As a professor at Carleton University in Ottawa, he continues to build international relations by improving the education of the next generation of global citizens. Recently, he designed and now manages a new undergraduate degree in Global and International Studies at Carleton.
“Way back when, all I had going was idealism and enthusiasm but now it’s understood people need more, such as language skills and cultural competence,” said Chris. “My time with Cuso International is still a touchstone for me; everything I’ve been doing since started then. Going abroad is an experience in and of itself; it’s character building, it makes you more self confident, more self aware and more attractive to the job market here.”