Crowdfunding #WTAsia2015

Kim Bruce and I got some really exciting news last night: West Texas A&M University has launched a crowdfunding effort to help our Travel Writing students during their upcoming exploration of South Korea.

Here’s the link: Back the Buffs — #WTAsia2015

Our students have already uploaded photos, videos, and short explanations about how excited they are for this professional opportunity. I got in on the action, too, with a short video explaining what we’re doing this semester.

Our students are taking on all of the financial responsibility of getting to South Korea and participating in the #WTAsia2015 program. This crowdfunding endeavor is designed to help provide for some cultural experiences beyond the normal costs of the trip.

If you want to know some details about where we’ll be going, check out my previous post Launching #WTAsia2015.

The explorers and travelers among us know exactly the type of impact this kind of adventure will have on these students, and I am fired up about being able to witness their transformations. I believe this kind of course isn’t just about travel or writing; it’s about building cross-cultural understanding and changing lives.

If you are inclined to make a contribution or share the link with your friends, you have my sincerest thanks.


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