A group of seven students from the University of Kentucky completed a faculty-led summer study abroad program to Cape Town, South Africa entitled: Integrated Strategic Communication.
The program, led by Beth E. Barnes, director of the School of Journalism and Telecommunications and associate dean for undergraduate and international programs in the College of Communication and Information at the University of Kentucky, enabled students to professionally design and pitch branding campaigns for two separate child welfare organizations in Cape Town.
“This experience reminded me that there are bigger things out there — bigger things than myself. Bigger problems than America’s problems, and bigger-hearted people than I will ever be,” said program participant, a rising sophomore journalism major.
“Expanding my worldview and being part of something larger and more impactful than I ever could have been a part of in the U.S. is what I will mostly take away from my time in South Africa.”
The course was offered through UK Education Abroad in conjunction with The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University.