Student NoticeWednesday, May 22
Interest Meeting: Rwanda: Service in the Heart of Africa 2013
Rwanda: Service in the Heart of Africa ‘13
Interest Meeting. Wednesday, October 17, 7pm, Tabernacle
The Rwanda: Summer Field Studies journey in 2013 will be eventful, rewarding, and challenging—34 days of experiential learning and service, of meeting fascinating people, of living and traveling in the heart of Africa.
After an orientation, we’ll spend two weeks at SOS Children’s Village in Kigali, the capitol of Rwanda. At SOS, we’ll work with teachers at the kindergarten and the primary school on campus; spend time talking to and learning from house mothers and aunties; help students at the tech school with their English.
We'll spend the next two weeks in Musanze, a town in the north, where we'll work with teachers at a primary school and help at a school for deaf children. The children at both schools are delightful—our hearts will stay with them forever!
During orientation, and on weekends, we'll visit genocide memorials; Butare, home of the National Museum; Gisenyi, on Lake Kivu; Akagera Game Park.
Though no special training or experience is needed, during Spring semester we'll meet regularly to prepare for the trip. Students will be provided with a thorough introduction to the culture and history of Rwanda and information about what to bring and what to expect.
Rwanda: Service in the Heart of Africa 2013 departs May 6, returns June 11. All food, lodging, and transport is covered by the program fee.
If you are adventurous and flexible, if you have a strong desire to learn—to turn emotional experiences into intellectual learning—and if you have the desire to live Concordia's BREW, Rwanda: Service in the Heart of Africa 2013 is the May trip for you.
Please contact Prof. Bill Snyder (firstname.lastname@example.org); Darin Stromstad (Global Ed Office); or Stephanie Barnhart.