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Burkina Faso

Important Update on the Burkina Faso Program

The Burkina Faso program has been discontinued, as of March 2018, due to ongoing unrest in Burkina Faso. This has been a difficult decision, with much time spent in conversation, prayer, and discernment. In consultation with local Burkinabe partners and the university administration, while taking government advisories into account, we have made the difficult decision to discontinue the Outtatown Burkina Faso program.

We want to thank partners, site leaders, and alumni for the wonderful experiences and deep relationships that have been formed between Canada, Burkina Faso, and France. 

If you have further questions please do not hesitate to contact us in the Outtatown office.

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Canada

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Outtatown: Burkina Faso est un programme bilingue d'un seul semester qui vous permet découvrir l'histoire, la culture, la religion, et l'espoir dans le context de l'Afrique de l'Ouest. / Outtatown Burkina Faso is a unique, one semester bilingual program that introduces you to the history, culture, religion, and hope within the context of West Africa. However, like our two semester programs, we begin our journey right here in Canada.

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Students will begin their journey on a canoe trip, on the beautiful Lake of the Woods. After returning, you will settle into St. Boniface, Winnipeg's French neighbourhood. While here, students will interact with 'new comers' from around the world. Then students will fly east, continuing their Canadian journey in Quebec City & Montreal. Here they will partner with local soup kitchens and drop-in centres, and learn more about the history of the Church in Quebec. And, as if things weren't already exciting enough, the students will bungee jump with their new friends at one of Canada's largest jumping platforms.

 

Burkina Faso

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Burkina Faso is a beautiful and diverse country in West Africa. Often, a country not many people have heard of, Burkina Faso is known to be a peaceful country, with a vibrant art scene; hosting one of Africa's largest film festivals each year. Students must be ready to immerse themselves in the local culture, and soak up the Burkinabé hospitality.

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While in Burkina Faso, students will get the opportunity to play soccer with kids at Church, learn how to play the djembe, and watch the sunrise over the desert sands. With a longstanding partnership with the Evangelical Mennonite Church of Burkina Faso, students can be sure to learn about the state of the Burkina Faso Church, the impact it is having on communities, and the hope Burkinabé's have for their nation.

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By the time you fly home, you will have: ridden a camel, slept on the desert sand of the Sahel, swam the waterfalls of Banfora, hiked the peaks of Sindou, lost many soccer matches to the Burkinabé, and, without a doubt, made new friends from across the world.

 

France

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You'll finish your semester off in one of the most traveled cities of the world, Paris. Here you'll get a chance to explore the city, and partner with local ministries. You'll meet local missionaries and learn more about how they are impacting Paris. You'll end off with a few debrief days at a retreat centre just outside of Paris. This is a great chance to reminisce, laugh and prepare for the trip home after completing three continents in three months!

 
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