Leader in Service Learning
For many years, Amadou Sall has led study abroad trips to various countries in Africa—Accra, Ghana (2005-2012), Cape Town, South Africa (2013-2016), and Dakar, Senegal (2017 and 2019). He is planning a mini-term program 2021 to Ghana. The trips toGhana included undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty from UT, Tennessee StateUniversity, and UT Chattanooga. Before going on several of the trips, he also voluntarily offered and taught a Fulani language to prepare the students to communicate in the new cultural setting and betterappreciate the cultural differences they were about to experience.
What is especially remarkable is that he included highly relevant service-learning components as part of the study abroad course requirement. In Ghana, for instance, in addition to visiting several historical and cultural sites, the group helped make improvements in selected elementary and high schools by paintingfloors, making simple repairs, donating school supplies, and working with an NGO to assist with building a library and computer lab. Read more about the studyabroad program at capetown.utk.edu.