Communication Studies students in Meadows School of the Arts are taking on communications internships at various nonprofit organizations in Taos, N.M., during summer 2011. Students work with national and regional organizations, addressing issues such as at-risk youth, the environment, housing and the arts.
An update from Jordan, a junior communication studies major: When I arrived in Taos at the beginning of June, I knew very little about New Mexico or this quaint tourist town. I was bombarded with facts that first week. I found out that the highest peak in New Mexico, Wheeler Peak (13,161 feet!!), is located in the Taos ski valley and that we would be hiking it. I discovered that Taos is an arts Mecca and home to a plethora of nonprofit organizations. I noticed that the gas at Smith’s grocery store is always at least ten cents cheaper than any other gas station in town. I learned that residents of Taos are known as Taoseños. And I learned that [...]