Augsburg student expands classroom knowledge through international travel

Augsburg students and professors helped conserve the Egyptian marine ecology by collecting trash in the Red Sea. Their actions inspired locals to join in the effort. Photo courtesy of Joe Underhill.

For Mai Sia Yang ’12, learning through first-hand experience is the best way to expand her world view.

Yang enrolled in an Egypt study abroad course after serving on an Egyptian delegation that represented the Economic and Social Council at Model United Nations (Model UN). This year, Augsburg College offered a Model UN class, and its student delegates represented Egypt at the organization’s conference in New York City during May. Yang’s committee addressed the topic of sustainable development, and she expanded the knowledge she gained in the classroom by visiting the nation. Continue reading “Augsburg student expands classroom knowledge through international travel”