Genocide isn’t something Elon University students think about very often. It’s something that happens in far away places to other people but not to us. The first time I truly learned about genocide was during The Global Experience class my freshman year.
DAKAR, SENEGAL — Goree, a picturesque island just two kilometers from Dakar’s harbor, provided my first refreshing escape from the busy, dirty city of Dakar to a serene, beautiful island still dotted with colonial era buildings and cobblestone paths.
Correspondents’ Corner is a place for The Pendulum’s team of international reporters to reflect on their time abroad and share stories about the new cultures they are experiencing. About five months ago, just after I was accepted into the program at Dakar, I was leading a tour group in front of Alamance explaining how studying abroad is an important part of the culture at Elon.