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Nairobi to Kigali: An East African Safari
1 month ago

Nairobi to Kigali: An East African Safari

The minute the bus that was to ferry me from Nairobi to Kigali pulled up to the front of the bus station, my heart sank to my stomach. Too late …
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Komera Culture: The Rwandan Approach to Living
9 months ago

Komera Culture: The Rwandan Approach to Living

I walked among farmland in Rwanda with a colleague. An elderly woman approached us and, as is custom, offered a greeting: “Murakomeye.” I marveled at the irony of …
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10 Reasons to Study Abroad in Africa
1 year ago

10 Reasons to Study Abroad in Africa

 

 

You’ll become a better dancer…guaranteed!

I can honestly say I have changed for the better, and it is noticeable. I’ve made so many more friends, I’ve become more …
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Salaam Alaykum, Morocco
1 year ago

Salaam Alaykum, Morocco

I have lived in Casa (said like a true local) for over three months now, but it’s only now that I am finally getting into the regular rhythms …
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Experience  Africa: Djibouti by Marie-Ange Guiraud
2 years ago

Experience Africa: Djibouti by Marie-Ange Guiraud

On the subject of traveling, scholar Mary Witter once wrote, “Certainly travel is more than seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and …
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When people ask, “How was Africa?” I respond, “Botswana was great!”
3 years ago

When people ask, “How was Africa?” I respond, “Botswana was great!”

As an African-American who cannot trace her roots, I have always wanted to know more about Africa and the many, diverse cultures therein. When I was offered the …
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Experience Africa: Morocco by Mohini Ufeli
3 years ago

Experience Africa: Morocco by Mohini Ufeli

I believe we start on a path for a reason, and that in most cases, it’s because we’re meant to learn something. People often study abroad to immerse …
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Studying Abroad in Ghana and Lessons on Pan-Africanism
4 years ago

Studying Abroad in Ghana and Lessons on Pan-Africanism

One time while I was studying in Accra, Ghana, I acquired some rather irritating bug bites. I went to the doctor to get some proper ointment to heal them. While …
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Experience Africa: Ghana by Jeremy Kwabena Ginsburg
4 years ago

Experience Africa: Ghana by Jeremy Kwabena Ginsburg

My name is Jeremy Ginsburg. I’m from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I go to school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I went to Ghana because I wanted to get a …
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Kayode Oyibo’s year in Nigeria
4 years ago

Kayode Oyibo’s year in Nigeria

I am originally from Neenah, Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I graduated in May with a degree in International Studies and African Studies. I studied abroad …
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