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Indien Tag 2 – Republic Day and Inauguration

Dunja Zazar, Masterstudentin und Sina Mirsch, Bachelorstudentin der ZHAW Soziale Arbeit, berichten von der Studienreise nach Indien.

Der Tag der Republik (Republic Day) ist ein Nationalfeiertag in Indien. Obwohl Indien bereits am 15. August 1947 unabhängig wurde, ist die Verfassung des Staates (Constitution of India) erst am 26. Januar 1950 in Kraft getreten. Um 07:45 Uhr trafen wir uns zur morgendlichen Zeremonie, bei der die Scouts über einen roten Teppich einmarschierten, die indische Fahne hissten, die indische Nationalhymne gespielt wurde und die Leiterin des hiesigen Campus eine Ansprache hielt.

Parkanlage mit vorbei spazierenden Personen, Grünflächen, Blumen und Palmen.

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Indien Tag 1 – Auf in das Abenteuer Bangalore

Janine Diem, Bachelorstudentin der ZHAW Soziale Arbeit, berichtet von der Studienreise nach Indien.

Am Mittwoch, 25. Januar 2016 um 12.35 Uhr hiess es ab in die Lüfte und auf in das Abenteuer Bangalore. Beim Check-in waren wir leicht nervös. Am Gate entspannten wir uns etwas, aber ein Kribbeln im Bauch blieb. Man reist ja nicht jeden Tag in eine Stadt, die fast gleich viele Einwohner wie die gesamte Schweiz hat.

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Dayton day 10 – Farewell

On this last morning of the study week in Dayton, we headed to Xenia, a small town near Dayton. We reviewed two weeks with many discussions and visits to several local social service agencies. The end of the exchange was to be hold in the premises of a social project called «One Bistro».

Aussenansicht eines Bistrots das grün eingefasst ist. Es stehen zwei Sitzbänke vordran und links des Bistrots geht eine Treppe hinauf.

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Dayton day 9 – Alzheimer and last presentation

La’Cole, Sandra and Werner report from the study week in Dayton, Ohio.

This morning Jane and Beth came to class to talk about senior adults and community services for them. One of them works for the Greene County Council on Aging. The other one works for the alzheimer’s association. The Greene County Council on Aging does several things for seniors over sixty years old. I had the impression their service is similar to what we call the SPITEX.

Studierende in einem Klassenzimmer während einer Präsentation. Drei Studierende stehen vorne.

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Dayton day 8 – Snazzy Wednesday!

Adam, Karin and Kilian report from the study week in Dayton, Ohio.

Today’s special topic was immigration. We were able to talk about how the people of Switzerland and the U.S view the idea of Immigrants and of Refugees. After an equally interesting and entertaining presentation, the bunch of Swiss and US students split up in two groups for the afternoon activity. One group went to the Childcare Centre of Montgomery County. The other 10 students were honoured by having the possibility to go to court and meet a judge and a prosecutor at the juvenile court and detention centre of Greene County.

Ein Richter sitzt in seinem hellblauen Hemd und mit einer roten Krawatte vor seinem hölzernen Richterstuhl.

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Dayton day 7 – Homelessness and drug treatment

Audrey, Ayleen and Isabelle report from the study week in Dayton, Ohio.

Today’s presentation was on poverty and homelessness. Poverty looks the same in both countries in terms of who it affects. In Switzerland, people receive assistance with rent, food, and inclusion back into society. In the U.S., people can receive assistance with housing and food, but it takes longer to receive those benefits if they are accepted.

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Dayton day 5 – Juvenile and Adult Detention

Pere, Rahel and Doug report from the study week in Dayton, Ohio.

Today we compared the juvenile and adult law and detention of Switzerland and USA. In discussions and by visiting the rehabilitation center of the green county in Ohio, we figured out how the different systems work, which advantages and disadvantages they have. It was a gaining experience for us to have a look inside a juvenile detention center and sharing the know-how with the director of the institution.

Ein blau-weisses amerikanisches Polizeiauto steht auf einem Parkplatz vor einem Gefängnis.

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Dayton day 4 – Services to children and families

Jashae, Sandra and Janine report from the study week in Dayton, Ohio.

We got the opportunity to do a presentation comparing and contrasting the different services to children and families that Switzerland and the United States offers. Because the topic of services to children and families can be such a broad topic, we decided to narrow it down and focus on children who suffer from abuse, as well as the foster care systems.

Studierende und Mitarbeitende in einem Kinderhospiz in Dayton Ohio. Sie hören aufmerksam einer Frau zu, die etwas über das Hospiz erzählt.

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Dayton day 3 – Independence day

Sarah Twill, lecturer of the Wright State University (WSU), reports from the study week in Dayton, Ohio.

On Tuesday, July 4th, the Swiss and US students and faculty served lunch at the House of Bread. Each day, the House of Bread serves a hot and nutritious lunchtime meal to 250-300 people. The agency’s mission is: to prevent hunger and serve as a bridge to beneficial community resources.

Studierende helfen in einer Suppenküche bei der Essensausgabe.

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Dayton day 2 – in class

Pia, Laura and Jasmine report from the study week in Dayton, Ohio.

Today was the first day of class. It began with delicious donuts that were provided by Doug, one of the professors. After discussing the itinerary for the next two weeks, the class did a «get to know you» activity. One American student was paired with two Swiss students.

Klassenzimmer mit Studierenden und einem Dozierenden, der vorne steht und spricht.

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