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Burkina Faso Service-Learning Project
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:  
This program is not currently accepting applications; however, it may run again in future years. Please use this program search tool or contact the Center for Global Education to learn more about the global experiences programs that are currently available or that may be available in the future.
Restrictions: UW-Whitewater applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Service Learning
Language of Instruction:
English
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Class Standing:
Sophomore
Target Language:
Bambara, French, Mandinka, Moore
Service-Learning:
Yes
Internship Available:
Yes
Program Description:

Burkina Faso Service-Learning Project (August 16th - 27th 2014)   

            


    Burkina Faso, previously known as Upper Volta, is a landlocked, developing country in the Sahel region of West Africa. Its capital is Ouagadougou. Burkina Faso is a former French colony; the official language is French. With a population of nearly 17 million, it is one of the world's least developed countries, and infrastructure for tourism is limited. Burkina Faso ranges between the 2nd and 4th poorest country in the world. This service trip will allow students to have an immediate impact on people and communities that need help, as well as learn about and be exposed to many local customs and cultural differences.

Projects during this service-learning project may include (but are not limited to);
  •         Delivering medical supplies and an ambulance
  •         Conducting a first aid workshop for children and families
  •         Helping out orphanages
  •         Working with special needs children
  •         Deliver school supplies and soccerballs to schools
  •         Deliver gardening supplies

 

 Expenses (per person)

 As service-learning Project participants are expected to attend the events and to assist in the planning. The total amount of money raised will be devided equally among all participants. This is an estimated budget.


Flight $2,238
Lodging, breakfast and ground transporation $867.50
Global Experiences Application Fee $225
The Center for Global Education contribution -$225
Safari Tour $20
CISI Insurance $20
UW-W Contingency Fund $50
Burkina Faso Visa $130
2 group dinners $30
Total Cost (estimated program fee) $3,325
   
Estimated outside program fee costs  
USA Passport $145
Incidentals $60
Recommended Immunizations by the CDC $482
Total Estimate of outside program fee costs $687


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Tentative Itinerary subject to change

August 16 Depart Whitewater for O'hare Airport
Fly ORD - Paris
August 17 Arrive in Paris, France
Spend day touring Paris (8 hours ahead of CST)
August 18 Arrive in Ouagadougou Service-Learning work in Ouagadougou
August 19 Service-Learning work in Ouagadougou
August 20 Service-Learning work in Ouagadougou Travel to Dedougou (Hassimi's hometown)
Perform several service-learning projects there
August 21  
August 22 Continue service work in Dedougou
August 23 Travel to Bobo Dioulasso
August 24 Travel back to Ouagadougou
August 25 Travel to Po for Safari
August 26 Travel back to Ouagadougou for Flight to Chicago
August 27 Arrive back in Whitewater

Contacts

UW-W Faculty Exchange Advisor                       
Dr. Hassimi Traore

College of Letters and Sciences
Office: Upham 220
Tel: 262-472-5123
Email: traoreh@uww.edu

UW-W Faculty Exchange Advisor
Kim Adams
Assistant Director, James R. Connor UC
Office: UC 250C
Tel: 262-472-1477
Cell: 608-201-2151
Email: adamsk@uww.edu

Global Experiences Coordinator
Dan Colleran
Center for Global Education
Office: Hyland 1227
Tel: 262-472-5757 (direct)
262-472-5759 (appointments)
Email: collerad@uww.edu




 
This program is not currently accepting applications; however, it may run again in future years. Please use this program search tool or contact the Center for Global Education to learn more about the global experiences programs that are currently available or that may be available in the future.