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Ethiopia Summer

Student Year
Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Courses Offered By
College of Arts and Letters, College of Engineering, College of Science, Keough School of Global Affairs, Mendoza College of Business
2020 Program Dates: July 11 - August 1

Join Philosophy professor Alexander Jech this summer on a 3-week, faculty-led program to Ethiopia! Through the course, “Bridging Theory and Practice: Philosophical & Pragmatic Perspectives on Development,” you will explore fundamental philosophical questions relating to famine and food security, women and economic development, and peace and reconciliation. We will work with local NGOs that focus on these problems to balance theory with practice. By combining philosophical and pragmatic approaches, you will be enabled to acquire a deeper and more profound understanding of development as a whole.

Based in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, this 3-week program will take students to many sites of historical and cultural interest. You will explore the city, with visits to local museums, churches, restaurants, as well as a traditional coffee ceremony. Your program will culminate with a weekend excursion to explore some of the most beautiful historical and natural wonders of Ethiopia. Possible sites include the ancient capital of Gondar, the Blue Niles Falls, and the Semien Mountains.

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