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Easter Break Road Trip

If you have the chance to travel to two continents in your life, travel to Africa. Twice. Not only are the chances for (unplanned) adventures so much higher on this massive continent, but it will be unlike anything you have … Continue reading

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Monday’s Work

This is an example of the journal I have to write every Monday for my LSCE class. Retrospection is very important in this class, as it allows us to learn from the experiences we have with the children from the … Continue reading

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Classes in South Africa

I am taking Learning Sustainable Community Development, which is a pretty hefty class (5 hours Monday and 7 hours Friday) that uses practical teaching work with children and theory to attempt to eradicate poverty and bring about community change in … Continue reading

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Tino and the Ghetto Taxi

Public transportation in South Africa is wrought with problems: mechanical breakdowns, operator error, and time table inconsistencies abound. I experienced all of these problems on a recent trip to Cape Town and the beach, and that eventful day stands as … Continue reading

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The Brrrraai

Perhaps the most important part of South African culture is the braai. Spoken with a long ‘r’ that rolls off the tongue, a braai is essentially a barbecue. South Africans take them very seriously, and several rules must be observed … Continue reading

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First Week in South Africa

After forty hours of travel time, I arrived in South Africa last week! The last week has been a whirlwind of activity, and it is hard to believe so much has gone on in such a short amount of time. … Continue reading

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First Real Post

Hello MSU study abroad online community! My name is Neil Liotta and I got roped into writing this blog about my experiences as an exchange student at Stellenbosch University in South Africa next semester. It is hard to believe, but … Continue reading

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