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Travel to one of the most colorful, complex, and tastiest places in the world! Meet people across ethnic and religious groups to get different perspectives on the historical and ongoing intergroup tensions in Nigeria. Nigeria is the largest country in the world with almost equal numbers of Muslims and Christians and has over 250 different ethnic groups.
In Lagos, experience the bustle of Nigeria’s largest city and Africa’s cultural capital filled with internationally renowned music and art. Learn about slave history from the African perspective at one of the first slave ports on the African West Coast – Badagry. Get to know the diversity of the country’s capital, Abuja, with ambassadors and international organizations from around the world. Experience life in a castle of an African prince in the beautifully lush Delta state.
Prepare for a study abroad experience that will differentiate you from participants in study abroad programs currently offered to high school students. This is a highly unique program that will work with you to analyze conflict from the kaleidoscope of perspectives.
With a student to staff ratio of 5:1, we have only 15 spots available, so book today!
*Itinerary is subject to change to accommodate attendance at relevant cultural events and to meet with important speakers.
Delta State – Castle Stay (3 days)
LagosIncludes trip to Badagry (one of the first West-Africa slave ports)
- All Accommodations – Host Family and Castle Stay
- Food – Three meals per day
- Transportation within Nigeria (flights and cars within country)
- Program-Related Activities
- 24/7 Support and Security throughout the program
- Visa: We connect students and host families prior to the trip, so students and families are able to organize necessary letters and visa preparations. Upon enrollment we will send information about obtaining a visa to Nigeria.
- Flight to/from Nigeria: We will coordinate students coming from the same departing destinations to arrive on the same flight.
- Health & Travel Insurance: Upon enrollment, we will send information on health and travel insurance to facilitate the process.
- Extra Food and Activities
Kaleidoscope is unique in three particular ways.
Realistic Goal: We have a realistic goal for your time abroad—to be able to analyze a conflict through many different perspectives. Many other study abroad companies inflate trips with a false promise to change lives by volunteering for a short period of time, and this can cause more harm than good. Instead, we focus on developing the way students think about and analyze international conflicts and contexts. We believe this will influence lasting change in the long term through educated social action, discussion, and voting. If you are really looking to make a lasting impact, join one of our programs!
Purpose: Our trips are fun AND filled with purpose. All aspects of the program are designed with a purpose—to help you walk away with both a deeper understanding of the conflict/situation and the ability to better analyze many types of conflict in general.
Analytical Skills: We go beyond simply adding another study abroad program to your resume by focusing on developing your ability to deeply analyze different types of conflicts.
We are focused on expanding the way those in the United States think about international issues, so we only accept students who attend schools within the United States.
You will interact and stay with locals as much as possible and will certainly have the opportunity to work on learning languages although this is not a central part of our program. In some cases dependent on interest, we may organize special opportunities to develop language skills as a part of our larger program goals.
Your experience with Kaleidoscope programs will take you far beyond the classroom and will help you to have a lasting positive impact. We are open to working with your school to offer you academic and/or volunteer credit.
We will prepare you for challenges common to studying abroad such as homesickness, culture shock, and language barriers. The challenges you face will be an important part of your growth and development over the trip, and we will be right alongside you to help you successfully overcome them. Our programs are designed to keep you engaged and having fun, and the challenges will make for a richer experience that will leave you with a memorable experience (and asking for more)!