Redefining the Classroom

Two more weeks until three weeks in Africa!

Posted: April 18th, 2014

AGLOW ABOUT AFRICA – Lake Superior State University student Haley Tasiemski will join 11 other students in May for a three-week academic expedition across southern Africa. The trip, led by biology professor Ashley Moerke, will focus on Sub-Saharan African ecology. The itinerary includes canoeing on the Orange River and Okavango Delta; hiking the sand dunes of Namibia, the saltpans and wetlands of Botswana; and a visit to Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River in Zimbabwe. The group will also be working with the Peace Corps in Nata, Botswana, volunteering in an underprivileged area/school system. The expedition, which also counts as a three-credit biology course, is under the auspices of LSSU's Study Abroad Office. Tasiemski – a conservation leadership major from Newberry, Mich. - received a $250 International Studies Scholarship to help defray her expenses. Run a Web search on "LSSU study abroad" to read about future trips to China, Costa Rica, Argentina, France, and Japan, as well as the program's financial aid opportunities. (LSSU/John Shibley)

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CONTACTS: John Shibley, e-mail, 906-635-2314; Tom Pink, e-mail, 635-2315.