Books and Beyond

COLL-X 211 — Summer 2019

children holding up books
Kinigi, Rwanda, Africa
Days and Times
July 10 - August 4
Course Description

This service trip addresses the Rwandan literary drought by bringing schoolchildren English books written by children in Bloomington. Build playgrounds, teach English courses, and serve as a resource for Rwandan teachers in rural areas. The trip includes excursions to Gisoze Genocide Museum, Lake Burera, Volcanoes National Park (one of the very few places in the world where you can still see gorillas in the wild), Nyamata Genocide Memorial, Queen Elizabeth National Park in neighboring Uganda, and many more.

Beth Samuelson, Associate Professor Literacy, Culture, and Language Education

Application deadline
February 15

Course fee
Includes academic fees, housing, some meals, excursions, and health insurance. Student is responsible for flights, personal expenses, and vacation travel.


Eligibility requirements
Students must enroll in 2 credits of COLL-X 211 as a prerequisite for this travel course

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