In February 2019, Global Diversity Foundation was selected as one of the Semesters at Sea Chapman Impact Fund partners for their 2019 Fall Voyage. Semester at Sea (SAS) is a long- established multi-country study abroad program operated by the Institute for Shipboard Education (ISE) with the collaboration of its academic partner, Colorado State University. ISE is a non-profit organisation with a mission of educating individuals with the global understanding necessary to address the challenges of our interdependent world. SAS integrates multiple-country study, interdisciplinary coursework, and experiential learning for meaningful engagement in the global community. It operates two semester voyages each year for around 600 students who, for 105 days connect with 8 to 10 countries on multiple continents.
As a partner, GDF hosted a four-day field programme in October 2019 for 25 voyage students designed to inform them of GDF’s work with indigenous Amazigh communities in the High Atlas while actively engaging them through a series of practical activities in the field. SAS students engaged directly with our field team and with project beneficiaries, including local community members and Dar Taliba students. This provided an excellent opportunity to for the students to learn about Amazigh culture and experience a participatory action research project first hand. The Semester at Sea students gained hands-on experience in two of our field sites (Dar Taliba and Imegdal) by participating in practical workshops.
This project is funded by Semester at Sea