Lade is a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering in the Lyle School of Engineering and mathematics in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, with a minor in art in Meadows School of the Arts. She was awarded a Boren Scholarship to study in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, where she will be taking an intensive Swahili language and culture course at the University of Dar Es Salaam while doing a mechanical engineering internship.
Spice farm tour in Zanzibar Island, Tanzania During my last month here in Tanzania, I had two excursions in order to experience some famous aspects of Tanzanian culture. My first was to the beautiful island of Zanzibar. There I experienced the enthralling, open food market in Stone Town and went on a scenic Zanzibar spice farm tour. I not only enjoyed these and other typical tourist activities there, but I even more so enjoyed meeting many people from the Tanzanian island. Through colorful conversation I even discovered the fun fact that Zanzibarians love “Watoto wa Obama” (Children of Obama, or the term they currently use for Americans) as he is half Kenyan and they feel akin to him, [...]