English Professor Ellen Brinks took a group of 12 students to Livingstone, Zambia this summer. For three weeks, they took part in experiential learning and internships through our Colorado State University Study Abroad program (and African Impact). The group, which was in Zambia from May 22 to June 15, included students from a variety of CSU departments. Their story was recently featured in Colorado State University’s Campus Newspaper, SOURCE. Check it out here.
Also, make sure to check out more stories from Zambia on our blog:
Planning is already in the works for next summer’s trip. Tentative dates are May 22-June 11, and the program will once again be led by Brinks. Program coordinators hope to find ways to support students over the next year to fund the 2016 trip. A three-credit independent study course titled “Reading and Writing the Zambia Experience” is available for students who wish to receive credit for the trip. Interested applicants can visit CSU’s Education Abroad website for more details; anyone is welcome to apply.
“There’s a seismic shift that happens after really experiencing Africa for all that it is, which I think is the point of the whole program. It’s about enriching students in ways they cannot get in a classroom and allowing them to imagine possible futures for themselves.”