Eleven students from Appalachian State University rang in the New Year this January on the way to the airport, bound for Southern Africa as part of the Walker College of Business’ first study abroad program in Malawi. They planned to learn first-hand about managing Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) and the obstacles to Malawi’s economic development. They came back with a plan to help one village find a sustainable way to fund programs serving orphans and those suffering from AIDS in their community.
Hear their stories here:
- Ethan's Blog -"Once you've seen the poorest of the poor with your own eyes, you see the world in a different light.."
- Caitlin's Blog - "I can't seem to get those little faces of those precious children out of the back of my mind."
- Becky's Blog - "This experience was so amazing. It's going to be hard to beat."
Photos: View a photo essay from the experience here.
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