Abington Heights High School grad Natalie Carleo seeks travel writing inspiration in South Africa


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SELINSGROVE — Natalie Carleo, of Clarks Summit was one of 15 students from Susquehanna University who recently studied in South Africa as part of the university’s Global Opportunities (GO) program.

Travel Writing in South Africa allows students to spend two and a half weeks exploring South Africa, followed by a travel writing workshop in the fall. Students spend 10 days in a traditional Xhosa village at Mdumbi, where they meet with traditional diviners and chiefs and enjoy dishes such as lamb and tomato curries and pancakes stuffed with fresh mangoes. Students also visit Cape Town to tour a black South African township, bargain at the biggest handicrafts market in Africa and visit mosques and museums. As they travel, time is set aside for journaling about their experiences.

Carleo is a communications/digital multimedia/journalism major in the Class of 2018. A 2014 graduate of Abington Heights High School, she is the daughter of Anne Carleo and Jim Carleo.

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Information provided by Susquehanna University.

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