Category: Past Trips


Day 15- To Be Grateful

Some may believe that change cannot happen in two weeks and that views are not altered by glimpses into the harsh realities of others. As the end of the QU 301 South Africa experience comes to a close I offer challenge…

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Day 15 – Taking Time to Look Back and Reflect

As I look back on this trip of a lifetime, I am thankful for the new friendships and unforgettable memories I made. I never thought I would get out as much as I did from this trip. Learning about South…

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Day 15- Unforgettable Memories

After two weeks of endless traveling around South Africa, you would think I would have countless stories to tell that could last forever. While this might be true in the near future, at this point in time I am actually…

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Cry Freedom, and Smile for Progress

After watching Cry Freedom, there was a lot going through my mind, I have so many questions. How did Steven Biko stay so strong? -so many people were against him. The questions Professor Gallay asked us also made me think…

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The Story Continues…

Dear fellow sojourners! Our travels together may have come to an end, but I am hopeful the journey we started together will continue on. Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must…

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Day 15: A Trip I Will Never Forget

This trip to South Africa has been the most memorable two weeks of my life.  As a group, we have had many amazing experiences throughout the course of the trip that cannot be explained by stories or pictures. The most…

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Day 15: The Best Two Weeks of My Life

I can genuinely say that the QU301 South Africa trip has been the best two weeks of my life.  Looking back and reflecting on everything that we did and experienced, I am at a loss of words.  From sleeping at…

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Day 15: Final Day to an Amazing Experience

Friday was our last full day in South Africa. We attended a school near the village of Varkplaas where we completed our service projects. The children were all different ages and were ecstatic upon our arrival. We handed out stickers,…

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Day 14: School Visit and Final Reflection

On out last full day in South Africa, we had one of the more rewarding experiences on our trip. We went to a school just outside of Bloubergstrand. There were kids around the age of 6, probably to about 13…

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Day 14: Rural School Visit (PHOTOS)

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