Vogue Bernard

International Experience Country:
South Africa
Cohort Year:
Home Institution:

University of Pittsburgh | Bradford

Heinz Programming Area:
Arts and Culture
International Experience Summary:

Vogue Bernard spent six weeks of her summer studying abroad in the gorgeous wine lands of Stellenbosch, South Africa. While there, Vogue gradually introduced herself to the culture through a rigorous history, politics, and economics course which included the outlines of Apartheid as well as field trips to historical sites, such as the District Six Museum and Robbin Island where Nelson Mandela was held. She later progressed into a community service course where she taught Bible Study in the Xhosa-speaking community of Khayamandi. While there Vogue was able to work with young children and teens on leadership skills that encourage them to become an active and productive member of society as well as a positive example for others. Finishing off her experience with a bang, Vogue participated in the Garden Route Tour, a six-day excursion around the southern coast of Africa which included playing with cheetahs, walking elephants, whale sighting, zip lining, and bungee jumping.

Community Engagement Experience Summary:

CEE Title: South African Braai