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UWFox Offers January Study Abroad in Namibia

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A service learning trip to Namibia is planned for January 2-22, 2011, and will be led by study abroad leaders Dr. Tammy Ladwig, assistant professor of education, and Joy Perry, lecturer of biological sciences, both of the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley. Enrolled students and community members at large are invited to participate.

Participants will experience numerous opportunities to work with children at the Bernhard Nordkamp Centre After-School Programme, part of Catholic AIDS Action in Windhoek. Service projects include tutoring, sports activities, and creating a school garden.

The group will also travel to the world-class Etosha National Park for a three-day safari and the windswept coastline of the Namib Desert. Special efforts will be made to involve students in cultural exchanges, sightseeing in the capital city, and the opportunity to experience urban and rural, and modern and tribal ways of life.

The estimated cost is approximately $4500 and includes transportation, accommodations, and excursions listed in the final itinerary and some meals. The deadline to apply for the program is October 1, 2010.

“If you’re interested in travelling in a fascinating, peaceful, English-speaking African nation and participating in service learning activities working with children, we hope you’ll consider this opportunity. This will be a truly life-altering experience,” Perry said.

For more information about Discover Namibia: Service Learning in Southern Africa, contact Ladwig by phone at 920-832-0108 or via email, tammy.ladwig@uwc.edu; or Perry, 920-832-2653,joy.perry@uwc.edu. Also consult the UW Colleges Study Abroad website at http://www.uwc.edu/academics/abroad/.

Posted 7/6/2010