NISWARTH = NON SIBI*
*NOT FOR ONESELF
Niswarth is a Tang Institute at Andover Learning in the World program which brings together people and ideas from across the globe. It focuses on multiple perspectives, it works to identify and understand context, and it digs into the complexity of pressing issues within communities. We put students into an unfamiliar context and then invite them to examine the connections between our external views of the wider world and our internal reactions to new experience. As we discover these connections, we emphasize the practice of humility and patience, questioning our assumptions and habits, recognizing our shared humanity, examining our obligations of empathy and our need to understand others. Connecting knowledge, goodness, action, and reflection in a continuous cycle, we gain a sense of purpose and a sense of meaningful connection with those around us.