UVI Passport to the World Travelers in Egypt.

From Cairo to Costa Rica


Many dream of traveling the world, experiencing a
different culture or helping to change the world for the
better. Thanks to the philanthropic support of Territory
East Asset Management LLC, the donors that support the
Rachel Hamilton Memorial Scholarship, students from
the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) were able to
participate in travel-learning experiences on two
different continents.

“UVI is extremely grateful to Territory East Asset
Management LLC for their steadfast commitment to our
students, who are the next generation of business,
education and healthcare leaders here in the Virgin
Islands. Every gift is an investment in our young people
and encourages other organizations to see the value of
partnering with the University to promote greatness
through innovation,” said Dr. Kendra Harris, dean of the
School of Business.

In June, a group of 77, including 14 students ranging from
undergraduate to doctoral level, traveled to Egypt as
participants in the UVI Passport to the World
Travel-Learning Program, which offers educational
opportunities and experiences focused on education,
community service, cultural immersion and/or
recreational activities, and is open to UVI students,
faculty, staff, and members of the UVI alumni community
and extended family.

Highlights of the trip included visiting notable sites such
as the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Egyptian Museum
of Antiquities, and gaining a deeper understanding of
Egypt’s culture, history, and traditions.

Ishara Jendayi, who is studying inclusive early childhood
education at the St. Thomas campus and traveled to
Spain and Morocco last year with Passport to the World,
highly recommends the travel learning program. “This
experience has been beyond comprehensible. It was an
opportunity to learn about a different culture. We were
able to see all that we imagined about Egypt and make
new friends.

UVI School of Nursing students in Costa Rica.

UVI School of Nursing students in Costa Rica.

Shernice Morris stated: “All of my experiences were
remarkable, but one that stood out to me the most was
when we took a tour to the trauma hospital and I learned
[that] although our techniques and our policies may be
different, our number one goal is outstanding patient
care. I would like to thank the Global Learning Experience
Team, the nursing staff coordinators, and the donors that
contributed to make this trip and this experience
remarkable and unforgettable.”

UVI School of Education students in Costa Rica.

UVI School of Education students in Costa Rica.

The School of Education students’ activities included
attending a lecture on education systems and models of
Costa Rica and participating in a Teacher Education
course at the University of Costa Rica.

“My experience in Costa Rica was so wonderful. I am so
honored that I had the opportunity to travel abroad and
visit the country and learn about their rich history and
culture. My experience will stay with me for a long time,”
said School Counseling Student Shantel Stewart.


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