2016 GAP Student Blog: The Land Of The Masai

Maureen Langlois Wells to Wellness

Mention East African culture or the dominant Swahili language to a Westerner and you might just stir up images of brightly clad Masai people with gauged (stretched lobe piercings) ears, elaborate jewelry and lethal spears. Ironically enough, the Masai have their own language, yet four warriors grace the cover of my own Swahili phrasebook. Go figure! Anyway, we’ve all seen the scene on TV or in the pages of National Geographic. For many tourists, the Masai village visit is an integral part of a safari. For $80 you can see a “spontaneous” traditional dance and take your picture with the warriors! Read full post…


Working through Fisher College’s Global Applied Projects (GAP) Program, GWI has commissioned a team of six MBA students to do some field-testing of our franchising concept for sustainable water services in Tanzania. These blog posts reflect their experiences as they spend three weeks doing research–and some sightseeing–in various regions of the country. Funding made possible through Ohio State’s Office of Energy and Environment.