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    Global Insights Fall Finale: South Africa

    Ikechukwu Z. Igbokwe ’24, accounting/finance major, health admin minor
    October 20, 2021
    "South Africa is the most entertaining country you can go to. You will never be bored!"- Ikechukwu Z. Igbokwe ‘Zitha’

    The diamond tip of a massive continent, home to one of the new seven wonders - Table Mountain, South Africa shines with sparkling gems, rich culture and ubuntu (human connection). Fall's final Global Insights will feature Ikechukwu Z. Igbokwe "Zitha," a sophomore accounting and finance double major, and health administration minor, on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021 at 11:30 a.m., in the Rose Room, Brennan Hall 509. Registration is required.

    Born in Newark, New Jersey and raised in "Joburg" (Johannesburg), Igbokwe encourages everyone to visit South Africa at least once.

    "South Africa is the most entertaining country you can go to. You will never be bored!" he said.

    From eating comfort food like a kota, watching soccer, swimming in the Indian Ocean with great whites, and visiting The Big Hole where the first diamonds were discovered, there are sites and activities for everyone.

    Rapidly moving away from apartheid, Igbokwe stressed South Africans have worked very hard to cultivate a culture that welcomes diversity and thrives on inclusive, respectful practices.  “Open up, listen and share.”  The mental health of the communities is a priority. Ubuntu, a Nguni Bantu term meaning "humanity," is used to mean "I am because we are" or "I am because you are." This philosophy drives the compassion, connection and changing culture in South Africa.

    Students, faculty and staff are invited to experience the food and traditions at this Global Insights event. Please register here.

    This program is being offered by the Office of Global Education, the Cross Cultural Centers, Residence Life and the Office of Equity and Diversity. For more information, please contact international@scranton.edu or 570-941-4841.

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