Two University of Virginia students will study next school year in Europe and Africa, thanks to the Gilman Scholarship program.
Monica Sandoval-Vasquez, of Manassas, will study engineering at Valencia Polytechnic University in Spain, while Jenna Owens of Perris, California, will travel, study and work on an independent study in Kenya. Read more
By Mark Watson Black Hills Pioneer
13 Black Hills State University students and staff members traveled to South Africa and Botswana to participate in an international service-learning program — teaching at a high school.
The program is a three-credit course offered by BHSU. Students begin meeting in classes to plan their trip. Faculty members traveled to Africa before the students to identify the needs of African students. Read more
Before six students and two instructors from the Wallace State Community College Department of Nursing Education embark on a global health outreach project this week with Kenya Relief, their fellow students, faculty and staff showed their support with a special week of events.
The Kenya Kick-Off Week included presentation of research projects based on conditions the students will encounter, exhibits of African artifacts and the opportunity to write notes of encouragement and support to the students and faculty making the trip. Read more
By Pat Mcgonigle
Kara Fort feels a bit more pressure to ace a presentation this semester at the University of Kansas.
She isn’t looking to boost her GPA. She’s determined to make sure her research proves valuable to the U.S. Defense Department. Read more
Imlil, where two Scandinavian tourists were killed in Morocco, is not a headline, but a small village of walnut and fruit production, an access point to Mount Toubkal, and a peaceful community
By Carolina Mccabe
As a young American woman studying in Morocco, I received many messages of concern regarding the murder of two young Scandinavian tourists in December.
Following the attack, family and friends in Morocco and the United States alike told me to be extra vigilant of my surroundings, warned me to stay far from areas deemed “dangerous,” and expressed their concern for my safety.
While I was slightly concerned for my own safety as an American teenage girl living in Rabat, I recognized that the murder of the two young women did not embody who Moroccans are or what Morocco is. I continued to live normally in Rabat with some more vigilance.