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Sam and Sarah
Sam and Sarah with Baba Shao (one of the teachers from the school they taught in during their study abroad program in 2012)
Mathematics Professor Lisa Kasmer is very proud of the study abroad program that has GVSU mathematics students teaching in Tanzania.  "Our program is fortunate to have begun a partnership with the Arusha Meru Secondary School this year. Not only is the headmistress a GVSU grad (Cheryl Elliot '89), but 3 of our  students were able to spend the month of May teaching there.  Now, Sarah Thomas (mathematics) and Samantha Wint (science) will begin their teaching careers at this school in January 2015."
Student Sarah Thomas described her experience, “Tanzania is a special place, filled with incredible people.  They have taught me how important it is to believe in yourself, in your dreams, and in the dreams of others.  The value placed on education in Tanzania is inspiring, and I am looking forward to being a part of such a supportive community in Arusha!”


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