You are embarking upon a life changing journey abroad, yet the details and logistics of extended travel can be so cumbersome and consuming that you have no time or energy for spiritual reflection and emotional preparation. Carrie provides a Christian framework in which to serve, learn and grow spiritually as you work and study abroad. Using a companion study guide and her book, Village Wisdom; Immersed in Uganda, Inspired by Job, Changed for Life, Carrie Wagner inspires workshop participants as she guides them through in-depth exercises that clarify personal values and multi-cultural perspectives. She de-mystifies global citizenship, making connections between civic and global engagement, service learning and mission work, and short-term and life-long faith journeys.
Capture Culture in Travel Photography
Get beyond the typical tourist’s eye with your camera! Experience another culture at a deeper level and capture the memories with authenticity. In this workshop, you will learn how to handle the unique challenges of travel photography, photographic fundamentals of composition, color, contrast, and light as well as how to balance participation in culture/documentation of the experiences.
“Carrie Wagner is an inspiration and engaging speaker with a good personal touch when approach her audience on the subject of international education.” – Dr. Baogang Guo, Director of International Education, Dalton State College, Georgia
“Thank you so much for what you’ve contributed to our program at OMS! The presentation was excellent… I really felt like they absorbed even more than I had anticipated from your talk! Some were even able to retell the meaning of “immersion” and they really understood the service “connection” piece. Teachers also commented on how much they enjoyed the presentation.” (Name not available)
“I can’t tell you how much I got out of your class last night! I am inspired and have materials in hand to take take my next steps! Thank you!” – Middle School Teacher in North Carolina
“Wagner is a dynamic speaker who not only engages the audience to think about what has transformed or shaped their lives, but inspires us to consider opportunities to take action in being a good citizen, whether locally or globally.” – Laura Branan, Youth Coordinator, St. Matthew’s Episcopal
Carrie Wagner is a global educator/consultant and teaching artist. An author, speaker and photographer with more than 20 years of international experience, her audiences span a diverse range: K-12 students and teachers, higher education students, nonprofit organizations, international volunteers and staff, and Christian educators. She has extensive experience in multicultural environments and has facilitated groups in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe and North America. She has lived in Uganda, South Africa, Peru, and Ecuador and has traveled in over 25 countries. Carrie has designed and delivered training to over 150 teachers in NC and was Habitat for Humanity’s first director of training. Carrie has been certified as a CQ Facilitator by the Cultural Intelligence Center. She is a Teaching Fellow for NC A+ Schools and an Education Outreach Specialist for UNC WorldView.