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Memories of Namibia and South Africa

This reflection was sent to us by Maria Marzullo, a student from Valparaiso University that went on CGEE’s spring 2020 semester program to Namibia and South Africa. Thank you, Maria, for the wonderful reflection and photos you have shared with us!

Memories with CGEE in Namibia & South Africa

I knew I wanted to study abroad since before I even applied to college. I knew I wanted to travel to a place most of my peers would not. I wanted to be challenged and pushed out of my comfort zone. While in Namibia and South Africa, I met some of the greatest people and had experiences I will never forget.  Continue reading “Memories of Namibia and South Africa”

Student Experience in Southern Africa

This reflection was sent to us by Eliza Martin-Rosenthal, a student from Clark University that went on CGEE’s spring 2020 semester program to Namibia and South Africa. Thank you, Eliza, for the wonderful reflection and photos you have shared with us!

My Experience with CGEE in Southern Africa

My study abroad experience with CGEE was more intense, educational, emotional, and enjoyable than I could have ever prepared for. Arriving in South Africa in January, I was skeptical of the small size of our group (eight students), the hot climate, and the unfamiliar social norms. I was tired from the long flight and full of nervous energy, but as soon as I was greeted by CGEE staff and my fellow classmates, my nerves melted away. Continue reading “Student Experience in Southern Africa”

Hospedaje

Dr. Sarah Degner Riveros, Spanish Faculty at Augsburg University, has shared with CGEE a poem about her visit to Cuernavaca. Please see below in Spanish and English.

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International Education Week 2019

International Education Week (IEW), November 18-22, 2019, is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education that celebrates the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. Augsburg University, the Center for Global Education and Experience, and the International Student Organization (ISO) will be celebrating the week with multiple activities and events!  Continue reading “International Education Week 2019”

Instructor Perspective: “The Crisis in Nicaragua”

This blog post was written by CGEE Instructor and Program Coordinator in Central America (Nicaragua), Elisa Vanegas. View the course and enroll today online at our Global Gateway!

The Crisis in Nicaragua: U.S. Destabilization or a Democratic Movement? (History 195C)

When I was offered the opportunity to teach an online course on the Nicaraguan crisis, I felt a kick in my stomach. As a Nicaraguan experiencing the turn of events, I felt it would be very difficult, maybe even impossible, to remain unbiased.  However, before I knew it, a YES slipped through the corners of my lips. All the while, beginning to feel uncertain, like the future of my country, on how I would even design this course.  Continue reading “Instructor Perspective: “The Crisis in Nicaragua””