South Africa

South Africa: A Redefining Trip

Before attending my trip to South Africa through the Mellon Initiative, I never thought I would get the opportunity to travel abroad, especially to Africa. Coming from a single family household, I never thought traveling abroad would happen for me due to financial constraints and fear of the unknown. When I was accepted to participate… Continue reading South Africa: A Redefining Trip

South Africa

The Trip of a Lifetime

Traveling to South Africa in the summer of 2014 was the most exhilarating experience of my life. My journey to South Africa began far before the great departure. Due to my excitement, I began researching the deeply rooted history of South Africa and apartheid and the legendary figures that sparked the movement towards their independence.… Continue reading The Trip of a Lifetime

South Africa

A Cultural Revelation: My Trip to South Africa

Of all the decisions I have ever made in my life, choosing to go to South Africa with eleven other Bennett Belles and the Bennett College administration was one of the best. This trip, however, came at the expense of a LSAT Prep program in New York, which I previously applied to. I was torn… Continue reading A Cultural Revelation: My Trip to South Africa

South Africa

Unconventionally Beautiful

Democracy, reconciliation, diversity, responsibility, respect, and freedom are powerful and meaningful words to the people of South Africa. These words stood proudly on the pillars that rest in front of the Apartheid museum in South Africa. Apartheid lasted for a number of years in South Africa. Segregation was the main tenet of apartheid. The inside… Continue reading Unconventionally Beautiful

South Africa

Bennett College in South Africa: Journey to Freedom

Visiting Johannesburg and Capetown South Africa was one of the most invigorating moments of my life. The history I learned, the sightings of four of the Big 5, and the interactions with the locals made my visit a truly rich experience. This trip did not only expose me to a new culture, but it has… Continue reading Bennett College in South Africa: Journey to Freedom

South Africa

Amra Marshall in South Africa

Global Acumen Before attending our trip through Global Linkages with my institution to South Africa I actually had no intentions of traveling much less to Africa at all. I didn’t believe I’d have the opportunity to travel abroad due to financial reasons as well as fear of what was unknown to me and my family.… Continue reading Amra Marshall in South Africa