Pandemic forces study abroad programs to rethink offerings

Published June 29, 2020

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Education news website Diverse reports about how universities are seeking alternative ways to study abroad, from home, during the pandemic. This fall, UB’s annual trip to Tanzania to study women’s empowerment will take place in a virtual setting. “I call this a virtual study abroad trip because it really is sort of a virtual version,” said Mara Huber, associate dean of undergraduate research and experiential learning at UB, who is organizing the experience. “But I think it’s more like a global challenge because the focus is on the projects and making a contribution. In order to do that, you really have to sort of develop an understanding and you have to get close to the place and the people.”

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