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Namibia course May-June 2010 (School of Social Work)

Th School of Social Work is leading a Study Tour to Namibia May 17th-June 3rd. Students will get 3 graduate credits for this course, which will emphasize a social development approach to development in Africa. The trip will include visits with social workers and others involved in social development in Namibia, and we will be visiting community-led social development programs. We will visit the Katatura township in Windhoek, and take excursions to a Bushman/San village, an Owambo village, Etosha National Park (wildlife preserve) and Swakopmund (the Adventure capital of the African desert). Please see the attached fliers for more information on itinerary, costs, etc. The trip will be led by Liz Lightfoot - former Fulbright scholar to the University of Namibia, Evelyn Kalomo - current School of Social Work doctoral student from Namibia, and Traci LaLiberte, Director of the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare.

Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis, and is open both to graduate students and community members. To register, first, send me (elightfo@umn.edu) an email with your intention to register. Then, please fill out the 4 forms (learning abroad application, release/waiver, health information form & confirmation and payment agreement) found at the following link http://www.umabroad.umn.edu/programs/AFRICA/customKenya/apply.shtml (*ignore the Kenya part *- this is a technical problem from the Learning Abroad Center), and return via hard copy in a sealed envelop to Liz Lightfoot (105 Peters Hall, School of Social Work, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN 55108). You will be notified within one three days of acceptance to the program. A $500 deposit will be billed in February, with remaining balance billed in April. Airfare is not included in the costs.

If you have any questions, please contact me via email (elightfo@umn.edu).

Elizabeth Lightfoot, PhD
Associate Professor and Doctoral Program Director
School of Social Work
University of Minnesota
St. Paul, MN 55108

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