Title

Rwanda: The Journey

Date

5-31-2018 9:15 AM

End Time

31-5-2018 9:30 AM

Location

HWC 204

Session Chair

Bryan Dutton

Session Chair

Misty Weitzel

Session Title

Study Abroad: Encounters and Perspectives

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Bryan Dutton, Misty Weitzel

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

Five short weeks turned into a lifetime of gained perspective. As one of nine U.S. students selected to participate in a National Science Foundation research grant, I had the opportunity to live, work, and travel throughout the small East African country of Rwanda. A rapidly developing nation, Rwanda has experienced a dramatic increase in contraceptive use in the past ten years. Using a qualitative approach, my colleagues and I examined what factors led to this increase, how other sub-Saharan nations could experience the same success, and how this rise can continue. From this research, to the people I met, and the experiences I gained along the way, this presentation will serve to share some of the encounters that have changed my life and widened my understanding of the world. My hope is to share with you a vast nation of progress, beauty, and unimaginable strength.

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Rwanda: The Journey

HWC 204

Five short weeks turned into a lifetime of gained perspective. As one of nine U.S. students selected to participate in a National Science Foundation research grant, I had the opportunity to live, work, and travel throughout the small East African country of Rwanda. A rapidly developing nation, Rwanda has experienced a dramatic increase in contraceptive use in the past ten years. Using a qualitative approach, my colleagues and I examined what factors led to this increase, how other sub-Saharan nations could experience the same success, and how this rise can continue. From this research, to the people I met, and the experiences I gained along the way, this presentation will serve to share some of the encounters that have changed my life and widened my understanding of the world. My hope is to share with you a vast nation of progress, beauty, and unimaginable strength.