Thursday, May 4, 2017

Welcome to the 2017 Blog

Hi folks:

Welcome to the MUBS/Drake 'Sustainable Development in Uganda 2017' blog!  Today is May 4; that means it's only 12 days until we fly out. (If someone can figure out how to do a 'days' countdown on this blog, please go ahead and set it up).  I'm excited to be heading back.  I'm really looking forward to seeing friends and familiar places.  I'm also looking forward to having a chance to get to know the Drake students better, and to meeting the MUBS students who will be meeting us at the airport and joining us for this study tour.

We are asking that everyone do one blog post before we embark.  This is simply to ensure that you can access the blog properly before we get to Uganda.  Once there, people will be blogging about each day's activities.  It's a chance for us all to reflect a bit on the impact these events are having and it's a forum we can share with family and friends who want to keep track of what we're doing.

For your pre-trip post, you can address pretty much anything but here are some thoughts that might help you get going:
  • Do you have responses/thoughts about what you are planning as your project, particularly in light of any information from the group presentations?
  • What are some of your expectations/hopes/misgivings as you anticipate the trip?
  • What excites you most about travelling to Uganda?
  • Any thoughts on how to entertain yourself on a 25 hour trip?😏
Have fun anticipating and getting ready.  (And good luck with your exams/end of year work)

Dr. McKnight

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