The worldwide Augustana College experience

The Sahel Desert

This past Friday and Saturday we all made a trip to western Senegal to a desert in the Sahel, an extension of sorts of the Sahara desert. It was about a 5 or 6 hour ride total, but we stopped in the middle in Thies, Senegal to go to a tapestry workshop and a history [...]

Cedi’s Bead Village

This past Friday our art class took a trip to Cedi’s Bead Village, which was about a 2 hour drive from our hotel in Accra. It was a pretty uneventful drive, that is until we got to the last 10 or so minutes which consisted of driving along a rocky dirt road which felt similar [...]

Anani School Visit

On Friday we visited a school in Nima, Ghana. As soon as we walked into the school house the children were up on their seats, clapping and so incredibly excited to see us. They had prepared for us a program full of songs, dancing, recitations, and even a play. The school caters to children in [...]

Bitik-ing at Aba House

This past Wednesday we took a field trip with our art class to the Aba House nearby on the coast. Aba is an American woman who takes in young kids and teaches them some sort of artisan trade so that they do not have to just beg on the streets for money. They make paper [...]