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  • Locations: Kigali, Rwanda
  • Program Terms: Spring, Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Click here for a definition of this term Program Description: On-Campus Semester/Summer Course with Short-term Travel Off-campus Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: Exclusively English
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Program Description:

Education and Optimism in Rwanda - LIS-532, Spring 2020 - Rwanda


Estimated Dates May 24 - June 17, 2020 - Please note, dates and travel fee cost are subject to change until roster is finalized

Student will travel to Rwanda to work with libraries and archives in schools. The schools are all secondary school with students ranging from the equivalence of 6th grade to 12th grade. The work includes developing the fiction and non-academic reading materials, establishing an organizational schema for the materials, collaborating with school administration to create work spaces, and training the supervisor and students in the maintenance of the library and the materials.

Estimated Travel Fee $3,650 - Travel Fee includes round trip airfare, shared accommodation or single homestay accommodation, most meals in country, travel and health insurance, all academic and cultural excursions. Items not included are personal passport fees, visas, international cell phone data, personal spending, laundry and additional luggage.

Apply online by October 15
Upon acceptance, a $400 deposit is due November 15 to confirm your participation
    Open to LIS graduate students and some undergraduates
    3 credits


Prof. Lisa Hussey -

Lisa Hussey, who joined the SLIS faculty in Fall 2008, was formerly the director of library services at DeVry University in Arizona, and has taught at the University of British Columbia and the University of Missouri, where she received her doctoral degree. She also served as program manager for the University of Arizona School of Information Resources and Library Science. Hussey has given several presentations on diversity in librarianship and what motivates minorities to choose a library science career.


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