Week Four: safari soph

Time is flying by!! I’ve been in SA for a whole month now and I’m about halfway through my time here. However, there is still a lot of work to be done on our project and many more exciting weekend plans on the horizon! When I shared with friends and family that I would be […]

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Week Three: Celebrations

Another busy week has passed in Jo-burg!! This week was filled with meetings, meetings, and more meetings. David, Matthew, and I met with many different students from Wits University tech and entrepreneurship clubs, our target market for student engagement. These encounters helped us make significant inroads in our research and we were even able to develop […]

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Week Two: werk, werk, werk

Reality hit this week. Working a 9-5 job is just as tiring as it sounds. Luckily, I’m working with my amazing housemates//friends, David and Matthew, at the Tshimologong Precinct, which is essentially a really cool start-up helping other start-ups. On our first day, we opened the large glass doors and were greeted by the receptionist with […]

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Week One: discovering my new home!

Boarding my plane from Atlanta to Johannesburg, it hit me that I was alone. Quite similar to the feeling I had after getting dropped in my college freshman dorm room… which obviously only made me more anxious. However, after spending most of the flight sleeping and avoiding weird-looking airplane food, I found myself descending into Johannesburg […]

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My New Beginning

As I prepare to spend eight weeks of my summer living and interning in Johannesburg, South Africa, I am filled with excitement and nerves. I know that these upcoming two months will be full of new experiences and memories, but I am nervous about living in another country with all new people! This summer I […]

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