Outreach Scholars Program seeking students with experience in Africa

Do you have experience living or working in Africa?
Are you interested in sharing your knowledge and experiences with students and community members?
Would you like to develop and facilitate presentations about Africa for diverse audiences?

Beatrice Mkenda, a UW-Madison Tanzanian graduate student and member of the African Studies Outreach Scholars Program, leads a presentation about her home country to a group of middle school students at a summer program of the Lussier Community Education Center in Madison, Wisconsin on July 25, 2012. (Photo by Catherine Reiland/UW-Madison).
Beatrice Mkenda, a UW-Madison Tanzanian graduate student and member of the African Studies Outreach Scholars Program, leads a presentation about her home country to a group of middle school students at a summer program of the Lussier Community Education Center in Madison, Wisconsin on July 25, 2012. (Photo by Catherine Reiland/UW-Madison).

Outreach Scholars Program

The African Studies Program is seeking graduate and undergraduate students with extensive experience living, working, or studying in Africa to be a part of our Outreach Scholars program.

African Studies Outreach Scholars enrich school curricula and community events by sharing their research expertise, life stories, and/or artistic skills. Our Outreach Scholars facilitate learning experiences that go beyond the textbook to expand students’, teachers’, and community members’ understandings of different African contexts.

Training and Benefits

Outreach Scholars participate in an initial training workshop and receive ongoing support as they develop and facilitate presentations, most of which occur in K-12 settings in Madison and Dane County.

As they share their knowledge and expertise in classrooms and community settings, Outreach Scholars gain valuable public speaking and teaching skills that they bring with them to future experiences in academia and beyond. Outreach scholars will receive monetary compensation for all programs presented.

How to apply

Complete the Outreach Scholars Application Form and return it to Dave Bresnahan (outreach@africa.webhosting.cals.wisc.edu).

Deadline: Wednesday, May 11th, 4 PM

 

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