The Kony 2012 Experience: When Social Media Meets Social Justice

Perceptions of Africa by the majority in the West follow a common line of thinking in which Africa (often referred to as a unitary setting, rather than an entire continent full of diverse and varying countries and cultures) is seen as a place of poverty, famine, and backwardness. Such ideals are perpetuated by one-sided, simplistic portrayals of the African continent within social media.

In a society where attention spans have been reduced to 140 characters or less, the complexity behind the political and social processes of African countries have often been glossed over.

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The Ethics of Posting Photos of Poverty

In a society dominated by online social feeds, we are constantly exposed to images of travel, whether they're from our friends, online celebrities, or campaigns. As travellers with the means to share our journey with just a click of a button, it’s natural we would want to share images with our family, friends, and the wider online community. However, the issue explored through this blog is when certain photos have the potential to be harmful and exploitative – specifically when photos are taken of vulnerable populations.

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How to Guide: Managing and Training Interns

If you're an organization that has recently decided to bring on an intern to your team, you may have some questions about how to go about managing and training interns as effectively as you can. 

Internships are intended to provide meaningful learning experiences for the intern early on in his or her career, while also addressing capacity gaps in your organization. However, how can you ensure that your organization as well as your intern are getting the most out of the experience?

We’ve included a few tips and general information for welcoming and engaging interns:

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Travel Hacks: Packing Tips for a Semester Abroad

When beginning to pack for your semester abroad, you may start to wonder how on earth you're going to fit all your stuff into a suitcase. It's so easy to over or under pack when you're not sure what you should bring.

As someone who had an extremely bad habit of over packing, I have outlined some important packing tips for a semester abroad! 

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4 Things Students From Developing Countries Should Know When Going on Exchange

As an international student from Nigeria, there are so many things I wish I knew before embarking on my internship journey to Accra, Ghana. From understanding the importance of managing expectations to preparing for culture shock, I learned a lot about what it means to return to a developing country on exchange after living somewhere else for so long.

So, if you're planning to go on an exchange to a region in the Global South, read on to find out the 4 things students from developing countries should know when going on exchange!

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Where to Stay in Lake Bunyonyi

So you've done your research on the top getaways from Kampala and you've fallen in love with Lake Bunyonyi. We don't blame you. The lush green scenery, the calm swimmable waters, and the prospect of exploring all of its islands are all simply too good to pass up on. 

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A Weekend Getaway from Kampala: Lake Bunyonyi

After only an 8-hour bus ride from the bustling and energetic city of Kampala, you'll find yourself in another world. Located in the South West corner of Uganda, one could make the case that Lake Bunyonyi should be considered one of the natural wonders of the world.

Given its tranquil atmosphere and picturesque landscapes, we recommend you put this destination at the top of your travel to-do’s. Therefore, we’ve decided to put together a Lake Bunyonyi guide to make sure you get the most out of this adventure.

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What is Cultural Immersion?

If you’ve been shopping around for the right study abroad program, you’ve probably come across the term ‘cultural immersion’ once or twice. Or fifty. It might even become one of those terms that’s been repeated to you often enough that it has completely lost all meaning to you. This article will help guide you through the question most likely floating around in your head: what is cultural immersion?

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5 Things to Do in Zanzibar

Thoughts of the little island of Zanzibar often evoke images of long stretches of untainted white sand beaches and light blue waters. Not to mention blazing orange sunsets, fresh seafood cooked in East African spices, and cold beers on the beach. Hailed alongside the likes of some of the most beautiful destinations in the world, like the Maldives, Zanzibar is a renowned world destination and a beach-lover's paradise.

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How to Celebrate Holidays from Abroad: Expat Edition

Being away from your loved ones during the holiday season can be tough, and it can be especially difficult when you are studying or working abroad in a totally new culture and environment.

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