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From Evanston to Johannesburg, Northwestern takes students on a virtual trip: BTN LiveBIG

Ah, high school memories: Friday night football games, prom, travelling to South Africa, graduation. What’s that? You didn’t go to South Africa while in high school? Well, honestly, neither did we, but a group of Evanston Township High School students in suburban Chicago got an all-expenses paid trip to Johannesburg, virtually speaking. Thanks to an innovative partnership with Northwestern University, students were able to immerse themselves in the culture and current events of South Africa from the comfort of their classroom. Northwestern Libraries Erik Ponder, an expert in the politics and history of the nation, worked with ETHS social science