Winterim Cameroon, Africa Community Development and Cultural Enrichment

Cameroon, Africa
Approximate dates:
26 December, 2015 18 January, 2016
Community Development
and Cultural Enrichment
Program Highlights
What if you could combine a truly meaningful community
development project with three weeks of rich experience in
African culture?
Volunteer with the Makah Water for All Foundation, building
a pump well to provide clean drinking water to a village
in Cameroon. Participants not only take part in this fulfilling
experience, but learn how to start a nonprofit organization from
the ground floor. The program includes lectures on topics such
as Globalization and Africa, Polygamy, and Effects of HIV-AIDS
in Africa. Hiking, learning the “bottle dance” and visiting the
Ndawara Tea Estate Ranch will be among the highlights.
Some Places of Interest
• Saboga Garden Bafut
• Saddle Ranch Hill
• RTC Cave and Triple
• Cultural Expo in Bali
Application and Deadline
Applications can be obtained from:
• Office of International Education, CCC 108
• Printed at
Application Deadline: October 1st!
Space limited to 15 students.
*A $50 non-refundable application fee is due with application. ($100 for
non-UWSP students).
Trip Leader
Sam Dinga
Tel: 715-252-2213
Office: SSC 201E
Sam Dinga moved from Cameroon to the United
States in 2002. He studied Sociology at UW-Stevens
Point and then later obtained a UWSP Masters Degree
in Human and Community Resources. Sam is married
to Amy (also a UW-Stevens Point alum) and they have
four children: Sivan, Sander, Sage and Amiya.
Important information
More information available online at
All participants are enrolled in three credits of INTL 310 - International
Service Learning. Ask your academic advisor how the course might
count towards a major or minor -- or meet GEP requirements for
Experiential Learning or Global Awareness!
Cost: $5,250 - including airfare!
2015-16 cost based on 12 students. The cost includes airfare
(Chicago-Cameroon-Chicago), lectures, accommodations,
most meals, in-country transportation, UW-System health/
travel insurance and three credits tuition for a Wisconsin
undergraduate resident (Minnesota Residents: est. $70 surcharge
with approved reciprocity; nonresidents: est. $250 surcharge).
Financial Aid does apply!
This course is open to all university students in good standing. A
G.P.A. of 2.5 or higher is required. All participants will be registered
for college credit and will be expected to participate in all
segments of the program in Cameroon.
Cancellation, Withdrawal and Refunds
For information on cancellation, withdrawal and refunds, see
Important Note: The Office of International Education reserves
the right to cancel, surcharge or to alter the program due to the
exchange rate and airline price fluctuation.
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