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Education Abroad Office

Service Learning and Literacy in Malawi, Africa

Area: Global Classroom
Location: Lilongwe
Country: Malawi
Term: Summer
Faculty and Staff: Andrea Tanner


*Students must speak with Kristine Ytem first before completing an application through the Education Abroad Office.*

Course: SCHC 400/JOUR 596/ISCI 596

Dates: 05/30/2024-06/10/2024

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Program Description:

The goals of the course are to experience, firsthand, some of the challenges facing citizens of Malawi, connect with local organizations and engage in meaningful discussions with their leaders, and participate in important service projects in local communities. The experience will allow students to be immersed in hands-on international service learning activities while also participating in fun and exhilarating travel and adventure.

One of the primary goals of the course is to incorporate Cocky’s Reading Express (CRE) into our service work in Malawi. CRE is USC’s literacy outreach program where faculty, staff and student volunteers travel to underserved schools throughout the state of South Carolina, reading to children and promoting the importance of life-long reading. At USC, CRE is housed in the School of Information Science, the academic home of one of the study abroad faculty leaders, Dr. Dick Kawooya.

Application Deadline: March 1

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