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Digital Campus Tour San Francisco – Day 4

Nicole Kasielke, head of communication channels at the ETH Zurich, reports from the digital campus tour in San Francisco.

Our last day of the study tour started with another trip to Berkeley where we attended a podcast workshop. The program said: podcasts are the new “gold” in digital communications. Our instructor Laura Klivans used a different expression. She gave us a historical wrap-up on radio shows and said that audio actually is the “cockroach” of communications.

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Digital Campus Tour San Francisco – Day 3

Fabienne Haltinner, online manager at the ZHAW School of Social Work, reports from the Digital Campus tour in San Francisco.

On day 3 of our digital campus tour, we had a busy schedule and a very diversified program. To be able to be attentive in every meeting, we started by rising our blood sugar level with some delicious donuts in the Mission district, which was a great idea.

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Digital Campus Tour San Francisco – Day 2

Sandro Schönbächler, Community- and Online Manager at ZHAW School of Management and Law, reports from the digital campus tour in San Francisco.

On day 2 of our Digital Campus Study Tour we had a chance to visit two very well known but also completely different institutions. In the morning we visited Stanford University, one of the world’s most prestigious universities. We met with Amy Adams, Head of Science Communications and Dylan Conn, Senior Digital Media Associate to get some insights into Stanford’s digital communication and to learn about the challenges of coordinating all communication activities on the campus.

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Digital Campus Tour San Francisco – Day 1

Anne Dörig, Communication Specialist at the HES-SO reports from the digital campus tour in San Francisco.

On the first day of our Digital Campus Study tour we discovered the importance of storytelling. A good story will hook the reader and make him curious to know the end. It’s pretty obvious to say that but it’s definitely difficult when it comes to complicated subject such as science. To illustrate and show you this point, I’ll tell you the story of this first day :).

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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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