East African Immersion Day

Concurrent Session
Thursday October 16, 2014 8:30am to 5:00pm

Separate registration $150; limited to first 20 individuals

The Cedar Riverside Neighborhood of Minneapolis is home to the largest Somali population (outside of Somalia) in the world. Augsburg College, also located in Cedar Riverside, will host a one-day immersion program with staff from the Sabo Center for Citizenship and the Center for Global Education to learn about the Somali community and how the College and the community are partnered in significant ways to support each other. Opportunities to see the college/community partnerships in action will include visits to a community health center, a neighborhood charter school, the African Development Center, the Sisterhood of the Traveling Scarf thrift store, and a Somali mall. Participants will also meet with Somali students at Augsburg from the Muslim Student Association. The day will end with a chance to reflect on the impact of global learning and experiential education in higher education today.

Lunch at an Ethiopian restaurant (about $15) and public transportation ($5) are additional costs.