Rwanda 2020: Innovation, Education and the Environment
In May 2020, students from all 4 campuses of the University of Nebraska system are invited to join this faculty-led program to Rwanda for two weeks. Learn about innovation, education and the balance between human, animals and the environment.
Apply by January 25, 2020 at https://go.unl.edu/rwanda.
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[00:00:21.162]Experience a new culture!
[00:00:23.701]Visit my home!
[00:00:25.560]Come to Rwanda with me!
[00:00:31.559]You should go to Rwanda because
[00:00:33.695]it is an absolutely life-changing experience.
[00:00:37.348]The weather is beautiful,
[00:00:39.138]the food is amazing,
[00:00:41.215]and the people made it feel like
[00:00:43.398]home while I was there.
[00:00:44.898]So the experience is set up to be really diverse.
[00:00:48.090]So students will have the opportunity to learn about
[00:00:50.277]the culture of Rwanda,
[00:00:51.535]the country of Rwanda.
[00:00:52.660]Then we'll have opportunities to visit schools,
[00:00:55.027]universities, businesses, non-profit organizations.
[00:00:58.809]And students will end up going on a safari
[00:01:00.965]and visiting the mountains and the volcanoes.
[00:01:03.285]I would say this is an opportunity,
[00:01:05.465]especially for students, to
[00:01:08.305]engage and come and go to Rwanda,
[00:01:11.659]and see how Rwanda has managed to
[00:01:14.323]come out of the tragedy we had in 1994
[00:01:17.658]and be able to leapfrog from that tragedy
[00:01:22.400]to one of the best, growing economies.
[00:01:26.749]The best thing about going to Rwanda
[00:01:28.493]is meeting the people of Rwanda for our students.
[00:01:30.666]My favorite memory was when
[00:01:32.852]we got to spend the day with a group of women.
[00:01:35.835]They started a cooperative to sell the crafts
[00:01:38.360]that they make out of agricultural waste.
[00:01:40.443]I actually gave the bracelet
[00:01:44.084]that they made for us and gave to us,
[00:01:46.638]to my significant other.
[00:01:49.318]It's hanging in their car
[00:01:52.330]as a reminder of how we want to
[00:01:55.377]inspire people some day in agriculture
[00:01:58.823]and how impactful you can be when you are purposeful.
[00:02:02.377]These women really inspired me.
[00:02:04.846]I almost get teared up thinking about it
[00:02:06.964]because I think of how powerful that day was.
[00:02:09.908]So our program is designed to recruit students
[00:02:11.919]from across the university system.
[00:02:13.932]And that's one of the benefits,
[00:02:15.408]is that you get to interact with students from
[00:02:16.971]all different majors, from all different backgrounds.
[00:02:19.401]It's an opportunity to meet people from
[00:02:26.090]and having different thoughts with a common goal.
[00:02:30.294]I would really encourage students to come
[00:02:33.036]and join us on this trip.
[00:02:35.028]I want you to come on this trip with me
[00:02:36.575]because this will be a trasnformational experience for you,
[00:02:39.518]and we want to support you along that journey.
[00:02:41.541]The culture will just
[00:02:43.307]change your thinking about everything.
[00:02:45.659]These people are some of the greatest
[00:02:47.932]people I've ever met.
[00:02:49.495]And so you HAVE to go!
[00:02:54.306][Apply today at go.unl.edu/rwanda]
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