Sunday, August 12, 2012

Portage Library to host study abroad presentation on Tanzania Aug. 13

HOUGHTON -- The Portage Lake District Library will host local student Meghan Shoup for her presentation on study abroad in Tanzania from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13.

Shoup went to Tanzania this summer for a three-week Study Abroad program, where she studied health and nutrition in Tanzania. She will show slides of her travels to the cities of Dar Es Salaam, Morogoro, and Arusha; small villages; and the Uluguru Mountain Range.

Shoup will also describe her experiences and discuss what she learned when she visited the Tanzanian FDA, Tanzanian Bureau of Standards, National AIDS Control Program Center, and a children’s orphanage. She will also show photos of her hike on Mt. Meru, which is second highest peak in Tanzania.

A Houghton High School graduate, Shoup is currently studying dietetics at Michigan State University. She went to Tanzania to experience the culture of that country, to understand what their nutritional issues are, and to learn how they are trying to resolve them.

Library programs are free and everyone is welcome. For more information, please call the library at 482-4570 or visit

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