Costen’s Trip to Tanzania Sparks New Study Abroad Opportunity

Posted: Friday, November 3rd 2017 at 3:24 AM

In Summer 2017, Dr. Wanda Costen, SHRM executive director, took a life-changing two week trip to Tanzania with K2 Adventure Travel.

The company is focused on adventure tourism, as well as voluntourism, and Dr. Costen’s trip proved nothing less.

The trip was full of enlightening adventures including visiting the Mwereni Integrated School for the Blind, which is also an orphanage, touring hospitals, and giving physicals to over 120 children, who had never seen a doctor before.

Costen also visited a coffee plantation, and a Maasai village, which included being welcomed into a Massai hut. She even had the opportunity to go on a safari through the African jungle!

“It was phenomenal!” shared Dr. Costen. “It was a critical component of my summer.”

The primary purpose of her trip was to experience what a summer study abroad experience might be for SHRM students.

This summer study abroad trip will provide an opportunity for NAU special education, business, and SHRM students to work together, and have a “bucket list” experience through the partnership with K-2. Students interested in participating in this unique trip should contact Dr. Costen. The trip is scheduled 20 June-3 July 2018, and will offer an amazing learning and growth opportunity for 10 students.

Her goal is “for [students] to come back to say ‘we are incredibly blessed, we are incredibly privileged’ and hopefully shift how they engage with the world.”

Learn about other SHRM study abroad trips HERE.

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