Written by Illene Cupit, Professor
Me: “So why do you want to take this trip to South Africa?”
Student: “Well…Ever since I was little I wanted to see the country and I just love elephants and giraffes!”
Me: “Do you know anything about the history of South Africa, like…apartheid?
The student (quizzically): “Um, I think so…maybe.”
Thus began my journey with 11 UW-Green Bay students to the city of Port Elizabeth, which is on the Eastern Cape of South Africa. And in the three weeks we were there I saw the transformation of our students who were willing to extend themselves beyond the elephants and giraffes. Continue reading