Recommended Reading

Want more information on cultural studies? Below we recommend further reading on SST, study abroad programs and cross cultural experiences.

“I asked her if she believed you could ever truly understand another culture. I told her the longer I stayed, the more asinine the attempt seemed, and that what I’d become more interested in is how we believed we could be objective in any way at all, we who each came in with our own personal definitions of kindness, strength, masculinity, femininity, God, civilization, right and wrong…We’re always, in everything we do in this world, limited by subjectivity. But our perspective can have an enormous wingspan, if we give it the freedom to unfurl.” –Lily King, Euphoria

SST-Related Books

All books published by Goshen College English Department’s Pinchpenny Press. Books listed in italics are available for purchase by emailing

  • 2018: The Language of Kangas by Maddy Keener
  • 2017: The Goshen College Guide to Studying and Serving Abroad: Essays on Intercultural Learning edited by Duane Stoltzfus. Horswell Anthology, No. 17.
  • 2014: Lights in the Corner of the Dead by Kate Stoltzfus
  • 2014: There is Famine in the Land by Lauren Elizabeth Treiber
  • 2012: Objects in Motion: Poems from the Cambodian Countryside by Phil Weaver-Stoesz
  • 2013: Getting There by Mary C. Roth
  • 2009: Surviving the Khmer Rouge: Stories on the Struggle to Stay Alive: Essays from Students on the Spring 2007 Cambodia Study-Service Term edited by Sheldon C. Good. Horswell Anthology Series, No. 10.
  • 2006: of Dust and of Sun by Kristin Walker
  • 2004: The Female House: Nazareth’s Forgotten Daughters by Magdalen Hess. Daughters. Horswell Anthology Series, No. 7.
  • 2004: The Impossible Whole by Christina Cruz
  • 2001: Samadhi: Dancing with the Gods by Victoria Solomon
  • 2000: “The Vision, History, and Ethos of Goshen College’s Study-Service Term” (Chapter) in Teaching to Transform: Perspectives on Mennonite Higher Education by Keith Graber Miller.
  • 1999: Served with Rice by Elizabeth Catherine Miller
  • 1998: God and Rhythmic Dust: An SST Journal by Adam M. Nafziger
  • 1996: Drawings – Cote d’Ivoire by Judy Wenig-Horswell
  • 1994: the music is with the river by Lenae K. Nofziger, illustrated by C. Heather Kropf
  • 1989: Returning Home: SSTers Talk About the Re-entry Experience, compiled and edited by Cynthia Hockman, layout and design by Randy Horst
  • 1981: Two Voices: A China Journal by Janet Kraybill and Korla Miller
  • 1981: Piti Piti Zouazo Fe Nich by Melanie Zuercher
  • 1974: We just catch um: Folk Stories from Belize; collected and transcribed by Shirley A. Warde

SST Publications