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The Maiden Trip

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By Enyonam Osei-Hwere In the spring semester of 2018, Dr. Enyonam Osei-Hwere led 13 undergraduate and 6 graduate students enrolled in the Global Media and Social Change course, Johnny Story, the broadcast engineer and 2 faculty members on a groundbreaking study abroad trip to Cape Town, South Africa ready to serve with the hope of making a difference.   This trip was one that left students with something unique, that one can only experience in the thick of the social climate of a post-apartheid, new democracy that is Cape Town, South Africa. During the ten days in Cape Town, students immersed themselves in the culture and history of South Africa by working closely with three non-profits organizations: Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum, Aspire Youth and The Big Issue. Students and faculty were split into three separate groups, working closely with each organization, and spent multiple days working in townships (impoverished towns where black Africans were relocated during the apart

Our 2019 Experiential Learning Course and Travel to Cape Town

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By Enyonam Osei-Hwere The 2019-2020 course proposed for the faculty led program will be a study abroad course cross listed for both undergraduate and graduate students. The course will focus on Global Media; Social change and Development and explores the role media can play in bringing change and results to social issues in developing countries globally with an emphasis on Africa and South Africa specifically. The course is offered during Fall 2019 with the travel component for the faculty‐led program scheduled for December of 2019 – January 2020, these dates are purposeful and take into consideration weather conditions in Cape Town. The program is an embedded program with a two week travel component. This set‐up is ideal because of the production focus of experiential learning projects students will design and develop for the 3 nonprofit organizations we will be working with in Cape Town, South Africa. The structure of the program also allows the group to effectively prep an