Welcome to my blog! I am so excited to have this back up and running so I can keep all of you up to date on my experiences in Ghana. I will be embarking on a 3 month internship in Accra with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) developing anti-child trafficking initiatives in schools around the city.

I hope you enjoy the blog! I will do my best to post regularly!

31 May, 2013

Where's Ben is back!

A new blog post can only mean one thing...I am about to embark on another trip! This time I will be traveling to Accra, Ghana to begin an internship with the International Organization for Migration (IOM). I am very excited to explore Ghana's rich culture, experience its world-renowned hospitality, and to put what I've learned at the Maxwell School into practice!

Some recent updates: After finishing my last semester in Syracuse, I loaded up the old wagon (pushing 150,000 miles and running like a champ) and eventually made my way down to Washington, DC for a seminar on current trends in African development. In addition to making me even more excited to spend some time on the continent, it reminded me just how incredible my Maxwell colleagues are. I feel so fortunate to have begun so many wonderful friendships that will assuredly carry on and I look forward to following each of their promising careers. I have no doubt that this group of young leaders will "be the change they wish to see in the world." An added perk to attending Maxwell is the ability to point to nearly any country on the globe and say, "I have a friend there." Let the Mafia be advised, from Georgia to Japan, Kenya to Palestine, you might just find me at your doorstep one day!

A healthy dose of friends and family will ensure the time between now and my departure will fly by. Though I will miss them all, it is their incredible love and support that enables me to pick up and head overseas like this and for that I am extremely grateful.

I hope to update the blog regularly as Accra should afford me decent internet connectivity. So, until I post again, be well!