Category: Student Reflection


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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Day 14: Connecting with the Community

Today we went to the school to hand out school supplies and candy. I had such a great time engaging with the kids. They are so nice, though they were very shy to begin with. We passed out stickers and…

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Day 13: A Day I Will Never Forget

It is May 24 and I cannot believe that our trip is almost over! I woke up this morning not knowing what to expect of our newly built veggie garden, I was extremely nervous that either things may have been…

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Day 11: Exploring the Cape

Today we toured more of the Cape and saw the most incredible views (other than from Table Mountain) . We drove through the more wealthy towns, like Clifton and saw multi-million dollar homes. It’s crazy that Cape Town has flats,…

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