Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Countdown Begins...

The bag is almost packed, the visa has been approved (a miracle!), and now begins the countdown to my six month internship through Niagara College and funded by the Canadian International Development Agency.

Along with Sarah Vickery and Jason Merai, I will be heading to the cities of East London and Mthatha in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa to work at Walter Sisulu University and their Centre for Rural Development as an Economic Development Officer.

Detail of Eastern Cape Province

When I was first offered the position in the first week of August and we got our tentative departure date of Friday September 3, it felt like years away!  But now that we're down to 3 more "sleeps" on Canadian soil, I'm realizing that it is actually going to happen!

P.S. To enlarge a photo, click on the image.

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