Park and Politics Students: Spend the Summer in Africa


Contributed by Melissa Gattine

Each year, two students with majors in the Roy H. Park School of Communications or politics are selected as recipients of the Reginald Simmons '75 Memorial Award. The award allows students to participate in Operation Crossroads Africa (OCA), America's premier cross-cultural exchange program designed to promote understanding of Africa and its culture.

Come meet last year's recipients, and learn about their experience.

Thursday, January 23
12:10 p.m.
Park Hall, Room 223

Interested students are encouraged (but not required) to attend.

In 2014, Operation Crossroads Africa will run June 15- August 10 and will sponsor projects in the following countries (tentative): Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda, Benin, Niger, Senegal and Togo.

The Africa Program has three components: three orientation days before departure, six work weeks on a development project in the host country, and one travel week in the host country.

Deadline to apply: January 31, 2014

For application info, visit:



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