Originally posted 1/1/18
Through my University, I'm becoming a world traveler! Beginning tomorrow, January 2nd, I will be flying to South Africa and Namibia to spend 24 days in a study-abroad seminar, arriving back home on January 25th. The topic for the course is "Dismantling Racism". Nineteen of my classmates, three professors, and I will be learning about and discussing critical issues of race and ethnicity in relation to the Apartheid and Jim Crow laws, and their relevance and our role in global social justice issues.
The course I am taking is a variation of a core requirement I need to graduate (Spring 2019), and while it's not directly related to my field of study (Dietetics), I'm excited to see what this class will teach me and what I might learn from the experience of studying abroad. I've never been out of the country before, so this will be a horizon-broadening experience for me.
South Africa is the country on the southern-most tip of the African continent. I will be spending most of my time in Johannesburg and Capetown, two of its major cities. I will also be traveling to Windhoek (say: vind-hook), Namibia, the country directly northeast of South Africa.
I've been told that there will be points in which I have WiFi on this trip, so my current plan is continue to update my blog when I get the chance. I'm looking forward to documenting my travels and sharing them with you all. And of course, I hope to try lots of new food and drink and come home with ideas for recipes inspired by my experience.
Let the adventure begin!