Monday, January 26, 2015

Jennifer Lindsay, Experiencing Social Work Globally

AU Social Work Major, Jennifer Lindsay, traveled to South Africa this past summer, a trip which influenced her decision to become a social work major. While in South Africa, she was able to meet an alumna of the AU Social Work Program. She was astounded at the global impact Ashland University's social work program had and stated:

"I had the privilege of traveling to South Africa with Isaiah Project Mission Trips through Ashland University this past summer. For me, this was so much more than just a mission trip. Yes, I did get to grow in my faith and have some amazing spiritual experiences, but the trip was really eye-opening and life changing. I got to meet some amazing people in South Africa that have been through a lot of crazy life experiences. Some of these people have faced such hardships and loss, and it was really humbling to see how they have overcome those difficulties. Hearing their life stories was a big reason that I am pursuing a degree in Social Work here at AU. I got to meet Abby, who was an alumna of the Social Work program herself here at Ashland University, and she now lives in South Africa with her husband and children. It was so amazing to see how a degree at this university can prepare people for opportunities all over the world."

Jennifer Lindsay (middle) pictured with residents of South Africa

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