My Dubai experience

Kaitlyn Hudgins, a junior anthropology major from Southern Shores, N.C., has created a blog to record her experiences in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, while attending the Education Without Borders conference.

The 4-day international student conference builds networks across cultures by engaging the world’s most innovative students to generate solutions to some of the world’s greatest challenges. During the conference Hudgins presented her idea to implement tuberculosis treatment support programs alongside existing HIV/AIDS community support programs in TB-burdened areas.

The conference included student presenters as well as workshops with renowned international leaders, such as former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Tony Blair.

Approximately 1,000 students attended the conference held March 28-31.

Excerpt from “My Dubai Experience:”

…The day started out at the Dubai Men’s College where we heard from the leader of the Amazon Conservation Team. Following him we heard from CNN Hero Evan Wadongo who started a program using solar lamps from completely recyclable material so children in Kenya can complete their studies. This was particularly incredible because I had watched the awards being given to the 2010 CNN Heroes. He left us with an amazing quote, “education isn’t about what you know, education is about what you do.”

Read more on Hudgin’s blog »

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