November 2018

Believe in the power of global education

Believe in the power of global education

On November 27th, Amizade participated in Give Big Pittsburgh, the…

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Announcing the third year of Fulbright-Amizade in Appalachia

Announcing the third year of Fulbright-Amizade in Appalachia

It is our great pleasure to announce that Amizade and…

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Disque Foundation and Amizade Appalachia Service Trip 2017

Disque Foundation and Amizade Appalachia Service Trip 2017

This blog was originally published on Disque Foundation‘s website and…

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A moving reminder: love and respect every day

A moving reminder: love and respect every day

This post is a group blog and will include submissions…

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CEOLI cards now for sale through Amizade

CEOLI cards now for sale through Amizade

Amizade and long time community partner CEOLI, the Center for…

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What do you think when you hear "India"?

What do you think when you hear "India"?

What comes to mind when you hear someone mention the word “India”? Do you think of unfamiliar settings? Strong religious influence? Spicy food? These were all things I conjured up in my personal pre-departure expectations of the country. I imagined a colorful landscape with crowded streets.

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Stories from Karagwe: Sikuelewi

Stories from Karagwe: Sikuelewi

Once upon a time, there was a traveller named Mzungu who visited Karagwe, Tanzania. Mzungu did not speak any Kiswahili, but he was full of questions about the area and was curious to explore. Upon arrival, he decided to take a day and tour the town and the surrounding mountains and villages. The landscape was amazing, nothing like he’d ever seen. The hillside sloped down into a river that snaked through the valley. Past the river, the green mountains rolled on into the horizon.

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"Why Go Back to Ghana?"

"Why Go Back to Ghana?"

Writing about something that has had such a profound effect on your life – personally, academically, and professionally, is a daunting task. You want your readers to feel, see, and hear the same sights, emotions, and experiences that you felt. You want them to understand the connection you feel to the library, the clinic, your homestay family, and the community as a whole. You want to accurately answer the question you are asked on a regular basis, “Why go back to Ghana?”

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The More You Stare, The More You See

The More You Stare, The More You See

One night over spring break this year, I was lying on the hood of a car in Tuba City, Arizona, in the Navajo Nation Native American reservation. Gazing up at the stars above, unobstructed by trees or buildings, I reflected on my week with new friends doing the same by my side. The stillness and peace was broken seconds later as one of our friends proclaimed, “the more you stare, the more you see.”

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