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, 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.