Angele Hagy

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Waynesburg University

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International Experience Summary:

Angele Hagy traveled to Ghana through ProWorld and worked with Hoops Care International for four weeks. In her experience, she was fully immersed in Ghanaian culture and was forever changed by the opportunity that received. One of the most wonderful parts of her experience was living with a host family that showed her daily life in Ghana. Hoops Care International is an organization that teaches morals and the importance of education to youth. Every day, Angele worked at a preschool, a special needs school, an elementary school, and a basketball clinic. Each of these locations gave her an entirely new outlook on education and helped her to develop a new global perspective. Angele encountered so much of the Ghanaian culture that the immersion truly changed her future goals and lifestyles. One of the most important lessons she learned in Ghana is the essence of true happiness. Ghana is a perfect example of how happiness grows from genuine love for others, not material items.

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CEE Title: Get Connected

Angele helped create Get Connected, an event that introduced Waynesburg faculty, staff, and students to customs and cultures from around the world.  Angele and her team partnered with several organizations such as the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, Narimon Jewelry, International Justice Mission and Ten Thousand Villages to offer students insight into the similarities between global and domestic issues. Her team also invited a steel drum trio to perform Caribbean music, Muslim women from Pittsburgh to discuss Islam, and South Korean students to assist in Korean name art.