By Michelle Fedorowich, 4th Year student in Social Work, Faculty of Community Services
“I spent the past month predominantly in southern India and survived one of the worst natural disasters in over 300 years to take place in the state of Kerala.”
More than 1 million people in Kerala were displaced into refugee camps, the navy and military in full effect, airports, railways, and roads closed throughout the state because of monsoon rains and landslides, with the death toll surpassing 300. Now that I’m home, settled, and trying to show this jetlag who’s the boss, it’s time to share stories. I will post more photos on Facebook in the coming weeks.
Continue reading Live in Labs – Surviving the Floods
By Katherine Lo Undergraduate Student in Hospitality and Tourism Management, TRSM
Entering my 4th year as a Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) student at TRSM, I was able to combine formal learning and travel by going on the experiential learning trip to Jamaica this past spring with Dr. Frederic Dimanche’s class (HTT800 – Field Studies in Hospitality and Tourism). I had the unique opportunity to experience Jamaica with other TRSM students and with RSVP Caribbean Volunteers (our partner in Jamaica), which was the perfect way to discover the island, from its culture and community to its lush landscapes and delicious cuisine.
Continue reading My Experiential Learning Trip to Jamaica
By Jacob Dickie and Ima Esin, Undergraduate students from the School of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Community Services
“Having never travelled to South America before, I did not know what to expect from Ecuador. After arriving, I was immediately taken aback by the tiny country’s remarkably diverse natural landscapes, cities, people and cultures.” – Jacob
Every year, 3rd and 4th year students from Ryerson’s School of Urban and Regional Planning travel to exciting destinations in Canada and across the world to partake in field research projects. It is part of the School’s objective to provide students with the opportunity to learn about different issues and approaches to planning. This year, Dr. Lawrence Altrows accompanied 20 students to Ecuador to learn about the impacts of the sustainable tourism industry.
Continue reading Responsible Tourism in Ecuador
By Jessica Burtt, Undergraduate student at the RTA School of Media, Faculty of Communication and Design
Last February I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Kenya for the RTA International Development class. Our trip was in partnership with Amref Health Africa, an organization that has developed multiple initiatives in Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia, to improve the health of people living in Africa through community empowerment and better health systems. During our trip we visited two projects, spending time with the local people to develop content for Amref’s social media, in hopes that it would increase awareness and encourage others to donate or volunteer their time.
Continue reading #DiscoverDagoretti: RTA Community Engagement in Kenya (Part 3 of 3)
Every year since 2007, the Ted Rogers School of Management (TRSM) has hosted Australian students from RMIT University for a two week study tour. This summer, TRSM and RMIT celebrated the 10th anniversary of the tour, which also coincided with Canada 150!
The tour consisted of lectures, cultural visits, industry site tours, and presentations. Sandra Findlay, an RMIT master’s student in Business Administration reflected on her trip to Toronto:
Continue reading Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the TRSM + RMIT Study Tour in Toronto
By Hannah White, Undergraduate student at the RTA School of Media, Faculty of Communication and Design
This past October, all RTA students received an e-mail about “RTA in Kenya” explaining that RTA would be offering an International Development course that winter, and as part of the course, the students would travel to Kenya and work alongside AMREF Health Africa, a medical relief not-for profit organization. Students would create content for AMREF Canada while overseas.
Going to Kenya had been a dream of mine since the 5th grade, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to mix my interests and my education!
Continue reading #DiscoverDagoretti: RTA Community Engagement in Kenya (Part 2 of 3)
By Hayley Graham, Undergraduate student at the RTA School of Media, Faculty of Communication and Design
I’ve always loved storytelling, whether it be listening to a story or telling one. So, when the opportunity to take the RTA International Development course to work on a storytelling project for Amref Health Africa came about, I couldn’t let it pass me by.
Along with 6 of my fellow classmates and our professor, Lori Beckstead, I travelled to Kenya for 2 weeks in February 2017 to film two projects.
During the first week, we travelled outside of Nairobi to Magadi to film a documentary about Amref’s project, Alternative Rites of Passage on the topic of female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female genital circumcision.
Continue reading #DiscoverDagoretti: RTA Community Engagement in Kenya (Part 1 of 3)
By Nikita (Mykyta) Drakokhrust, Undergraduate student in the Department of Politics and Public Administration, Faculty of Arts
Note from the Editor: Nikita Drakokhrust was 1 of 13 Politics and Governance students who traveled to Washington DC from March 4 – March 12, 2017. The trip is a major component of the course CPOG490: Politics and Government in Washington DC.
Whether you have traveled before or not, your expectations are usually very different from what your experiences turn out to be. Having traveled to several countries before, I figured Washington DC would be another trip with tourism and of course school work. But it wasn’t.
Continue reading Evolving Life Perspective Through World Travels