Monday, February 6, 2012

OU Students & IIJ Launch Zambia Documentary

By Morgan Sigrist
IIJ Ambassador

Eighteen Ohio University students who participated in the just concluded study abroad program to Zambia will present a television documentary and a special issue of the Global Spotlight on Tuesday at 6 p.m., February 7, 2012 in Scripps Hall, room 111. Students documented their internship experience in national media, government institutions, non-for-profit organizations and several other personal experiences.

The 2011 winter-break program was sponsored and administered by the Institute for International Journalism (IIJ) in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, in coordination with Ohio University’s Office of Education Abroad. Students experienced both the commercialized aspects of Zambia, and more importantly, what it means to live and work in Africa. Students documented the heartbreaking stories of the devastation of HIV/AIDS, stories of triumph of Zambians, including their encounter with poverty, chiefs, and the wildlife.

Those who will attend the launch of the documentary and e-magazine will speak directly to all participants, see photographs, articles, and watch a 23-minute documentary prepared by the participants, giving the audience a firsthand insight in Zambia.

The participants are excited to share their experiences abroad, to share with you what Education Abroad and Zambia have to offer. Join us on Feb 7, 2012 at 6pm in Scripps 111 for this exciting event.

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