Study abroad: Malawi 2012

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    A Malawian landscape viewed from the bus as Appalachian students traveled from the capital of Lilongwe to Lake Malawi.

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    A Malawian landscape viewed from the bus as Appalachian students traveled from the capital of Lilongwe to Lake Malawi.

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    A Malawian landscape viewed from the bus as Appalachian students traveled from the capital of Lilongwe to Lake Malawi.

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    A Malawian landscape viewed from the bus as Appalachian students traveled from the capital of Lilongwe to Lake Malawi.

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    A Malawian landscape viewed from the bus as Appalachian students traveled from the capital of Lilongwe to Lake Malawi.

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    A woman washes clothes on the shoreline of Lake Malawi.

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    Ellen Mason, Zion Greenfield and Nyssa Turnbow explore the shoreline of Lake Malawi.

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    Amanda Kato plays with a young girl from the Senga Bay fishing village.

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    Ellen Mason gets to know local children from the Senga Bay fishing village.

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    Samantha Ludick, owner of Cool Runnings Guest House in Senga Bay, speaks to Appalachian students about social entrepreneurship. Ludick gives 45 percent of her business's profits to the local community through projects she runs. The projects are related to soccer, healthcare, education and agriculture.

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    Zack Wilson admires a local craftsman's woodworking.

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    Students learn Chichewa, the language spoken by most people in Malawi.

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    The students pose in front of the Parliament Building in Lilongwe.

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    Students visit the home of Kristof Nordin located on the outskirts of Lilongwe. Nordin and his wife, Stacia, have dedicated their lives to permaculture and nutrition in Malawi with the hopes of teaching the community to have a more sustainable and diverse diet.

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    Students visit the home of Kristof Nordin located on the outskirts of Lilongwe. Nordin and his wife, Stacia, have dedicated their lives to permaculture and nutrition in Malawi with the hopes of teaching the community to have a more sustainable and diverse diet.

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    Boys with goats in Wimbe Village.

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    William Kamkwamba, author of "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind," talks with students in his home of Wimbe Village about sustainable technologies.

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    Students tour Wimbe Village to see how William Kamkwamba, author of "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind," transformed his family's life by bringing wind and solar energy into their compound. He continues to experiment with bringing newer technologies to Africa.

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    Students tour Wimbe Village to see how William Kamkwamba, author of "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind," transformed his family's life by bringing wind and solar energy into their compound. He continues to experiment with bringing newer technologies to Africa.

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    Blessing Chikakula (far left) interprets for Appalachian students as they visit with William Kamkwamba's grandmother in Wimbe Village.

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    Malawians attend their corn crops.

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    Kathryn Waitt looks at hippos in the South Luangwa River in Zambia.

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    Kathryn Waitt looks at hippos in the South Luangwa River in Zambia.

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    Lions hunt during the evening in the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia.

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    Anja Wicker writes in her daily journal while on safari in South Luangwa National Park in Zambia.

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    Scenes from safari.

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    Scenes from safari.

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    A young girl in the Mchezi Village smiles on her way home from school as she carries her younger sibling on her back.

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    Students visit a community-based organization's tailoring shop where women are taught how to sew in hopes they will learn the trade.

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    Zach Wilson, Meredith Church and Jesse Pipes pass around nsima, a corn product which is a food staple in Malawi.

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    Ellen Mason cooks nsima with the help of her host during the home stay part of the trip.

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    Deja Borders pumps water from a borehole while villagers look on.

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    Ellen Mason, Alex White and Anja Wicker carry water from the well back to their hosts' home.

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    Anja Wicker and Alex White share a breakfast of taro root, nsima and tea at their home stay visit.

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    The students get Malawian dance lessons from Masankho Kamsisi-Banda at World Camp.

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    The students get Malawian dance lessons from Masankho Kamsisi-Banda at World Camp.