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Reflections on a Study Abroad Trip to South Africa

Dean Roland Anglin shares his reflections on a recent study abroad trip to South Africa.

I recently returned from a Cleveland State University study abroad trip to South Africa with 15 students from the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs and the Monte Ahuja College of Business, and professors Robert Simons and Christine Dickinson

Initially, I had hesitated going, fearing it might seem like an easy excuse for a trip abroad. However, I thought better of that hesitancy given my priorities as dean, one of which is to drill deep into what it means to be a college of urban affairs in an era of globalization. It is important for us to ask: How can we better understand our urban mission beyond Northeast Ohio?

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