Lincoln Memorial University

Social Work Majors Travel to Tanzania

socialworktanzaniaHARROGATE, Tennessee, June 24, 2019— Two Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) senior social work majors are studying in Tanzania this summer through a program by the Kentucky Institute for International Studies (KIIS).


The KIIS Tanzania course, June 5 – July 8, includes practicums for students in health-related majors such as medicine, nursing, health administration, public health and social work. It provides rich, hands-on experiences in hospitals, HIV clinics and orphanage homes among other settings.


Rebecca Smith, of New Market, Tennessee, and Randi Sewell, of Tazewell, Tennessee, along with Associate Professor Ann-Marie Buchanan, are based in the city of Dar es Salaam, with other 25 other students from Western Kentucky University, Northern Kentucky University, Eastern Kentucky University, Ball State University, Berea College and Sewanee University.


“This trip has been an incredible opportunity to meet so many different social workers from across the world,” Smith said. “Every organization, agency, medical center and class we have been invited to has been very welcoming and offered great information on how they are helping their communities.”


“I never dreamed that I would ever be in Africa, but here I am,” Sewell said. “I am so thankful for this opportunity and to meet some of the sweetest people in Tanzania. Some of the most interesting things we have done so far is going to the Institute of Social Work and visiting several orphanages in the area. I highly recommend that students participate in a study abroad trip.”

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