Doctoral and master’s-level students in Appalachian State University’s Reich College of Education and one undergraduate in Appalachian's Beaver College of Health Sciences traveled to Ethiopia in May 2015 to explore social/educational change in East Africa, as well as human rights and social justice from a cross-cultural perspective.
Based in Bahir Dar, a city in the northern Amhara region of Ethiopia, the group also visited local cultural/historical sites to gain a deep appreciation for the richness of Ethiopian culture and the diverse ways in which Ethiopia is engaging globally.
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As the premier public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls more than 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.