|Length of program||July 6-13, for 3rd and 4th year students.|
|Coordination||Dr. Òscar Mateos|
This trip is aimed at becoming both a practical experience for those students attending (or that have attended in previous years) Seminar VI (Introduction to Sub-Saharan Africa) and for those International Relations students that might be interested in experiencing a first approach to an African reality. In the seven-day visit, the student will be able to observe, discover and discuss many of the most significant dimensions of African politics and African international relations. The visit will provide conferences with important social and political actors, with intellectuals and academics, as well as cultural and historical visits. The students are expected to prepare in advance the contents and materials for most of the conferences and visits that will take place. Likewise, they are expected to have a proactive attitude during the trip and to write a short essay discussing some of the issues observed once the study trip is completed.
6-13 July 2019
French and English.
(*) This registration fee includes the sessions and backing offered by local and Blanquerna faculty. Accommodation, plane ticket, food, visits, local transport, insurance, and vaccines are not included. This fee also provides for 1 ECTS optional credit at FCRI (upon submission of a mission report).
Send the enrollment form before March 22 by email to professor Oscar Mateos:
Students selected will be notified on March 29 and need to transfer before April 3 the corresponding fee on Blanquerna bank account. If no transfer has been received, the admission will be canceled automatically so that students on the waiting list can enroll. Once enrolled no reimbursement will be possible, except for emergency cases.
Disclaimer: What follows is a tentative schedule of the activities that are currently being planned. It only serves as an indicator of what you would be doing these days: It is not a final programme, so no claims can be based on this programme.
*A trip to Saint Louise (4-5 hours trip by car) is under consideration. Saint Louise would provide us the possibility of getting to know a rural area, one of the most charismatic and relevant Universities in West Africa and to different talks and interesting meetings with local associations. We should leave very early in the morning (arriving there in the mid-day), holding some meetings both in the afternoon and in the next day in the morning, and return trip in the afternoon of the second day.