West Africa - Spring 2010
West Africa is a diverse and colorful land of contrasts, peoples, languages and countries. Visiting the region represents a transformative opportunity to experience ancient cultures, colorful markets, rich music, local ceremonies and masking traditions, rich botanical gardens and wildlife, and the world-famous hospitality of the African people. This is not an experience about comfort, but about change - about leaving our Western mindset behind, experiencing the world through an entirely new lens and, ultimately, developing new perspectives and understandings.
Participants will have an opportunity for experiential learning in two vibrant countries in West Africa that are rich in history while emerging as dynamic and important regional and continental leaders. Ghana and Senegal represent ideal locations to visit and explore as they also feature striking cultural, linguistic and topographical contrasts. Exploring these two regional settings offers participants an opportunity to experience Africa's seemingly transcendent consistencies, as well as its striking variability without having to travel the length of the continent.
Interested? Applications are available in the Office of International Programs, Evald Hall, Room 111.
For more information: Dr. Kim Tunnicliff |Evald Hall 107 | phone 309.794.8283