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*WCU Summer in Rwanda & Uganda: Digital Storytelling Abroad
Kabale, Uganda; Kigali, Rwanda (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer
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Language of Instruction: English Housing Options: Other (see "accommodations" section below for details)
Max Credits Offered: 3 Area of Study: Communication Studies, Education, English
Program Type: WCU Faculty/Staff-Led Program Abroad Credit Type: Direct WCU Credit
Available to Non-WCU Students?: No College: Arts & Humanities
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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The Digital Storytelling Abroad summer program will focus on place-based digital storytelling (using digital tools to tell stories of everyday people for educational purposes). Students will receive intensive writing instruction with a focus on research, creativity, and emerging mobile technologies to tell nonfiction stories.
 
LOCATION
Participants will have an opportunity to study the history, culture, people and politics of Rwanda, specifically in Gishwati Makura National Park and also visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial and museum in Kigali, Rwanda. Students will also have an opportunity to see mountain gorillas in Bwindi National Park, Uganda.
 
ACCOMMODATION
Participants will be staying in a hotels in Kigali (the first and last days of the trip) but will spend most of the time in country staying at West Chester University’s field research station; a dormitory-like building.
 
LANGUAGE
English
 
COURSE INFORMATION
Students can register for 3 credit hours in ENG 410: Independent Study for this trip. Students enrolling for credit will meet with the instructors one week prior to the two-week in-country field component. ENG 410 will focus on tools and techniques for digital storytelling. 
 
EXAMPLES OF POSSIBLE EXCURSIONS
Visit a traditional healer
Visit/work with the primary/secondary schools
Work with the FHA Reading Group
Visit with a traditional beekeeper
Walk/hike in the Gishwati Forest 
 
PROGRAM COSTS
All participants will pay a program fee of $5,400 at the WCU foundation prior to departure for participation in this program. In addition, all students will be billed the $100 WCU Study Abroad application fee through the WCU Bursar's Office upon applying to the program and will be required to purchase WCU's mandatory international insurance prior to departure. If students would like to earn academic credit while in Rwanda, they will also be required to pay the regular WCU tuition and fee rates for the 3 credit hour course. 
 
SCHOLARSHIPS
This program has received the Global Rams Initiative designation, which allows for underrepresented minority students that participate in this program the opportunity to apply for the WCU Global Rams Initiative Scholarship for Study Abroad. All students are also encouraged to review the Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Travel Awards listed on the Center for International Programs website.  

CONTACT INFORMATION
Dr. Jordan Schugar
jschugar@wcupa.edu
Main Hall 537
 

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This program is currently not accepting applications.