Nyah Project
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02_ELP International Experiential Learning Program- Namibia 2017

Program Deadlines

July 13, 2017 through July 24, 2017: Southern Africa Experiential Learning Program: Namibia, South Africa, London  
June 26, 2017: Final pre-travel information meeting for Fellows and their parents/guardians and Service Learning workshop where fellows finalize individual service projects to be implemented during Experiential Learning Program in Namibia.  Location: Venture Café Miami, 1951 NW 7th Ave., Suite 600, Miami, FL 33136 Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
June 19, 2017:  Special head shots by Carl Juste, award winning photojournalist.  Hosted by Good Axe Designs. Location: The Creative Girls, 537 NW 12th Ave, Miami, FL 33130 I Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. I Attire: Business Casual
May 22, 2017: Each Fellow to return via email to: info@nyahproject.org all required FELLOW SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS
May 8, 2017: initial pre-travel information meeting for Fellows, their parents and guardians. Location: Venture Café Miami, 1951 NW 7th Ave., Suite 600, Miami, FL 33136 Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
May 6, 2017: 2017 Experiential Fellowship Guide released.
April 19, 2017: Mandatory Nyah Fellowship Annual Reception.  RSVP now. 
April 15, 2017: Group airline and accommodations confirmed.
April 14, 2017: Deadline to re-confirm participation in writing. 
March 27, 2017 & March 28, 2017:  Round 2 Finalist  Interviews. Location: Berger Singerman LLP, 1450 Brickell Ave., Suite 1900, Miami, FL 33131.  
March 24, 2017: Deadline to select interview time slot.
Saturday,  February 18, 2017 and Sunday, February 19, 2017: All Nyah Project Finalists must participate in the Weekend Leadership Institute to be considered for fellowship to Summer Experiential Learning Program in South Africa/Namibia.
Monday, February 6, 2017: All Finalist must submit via email to: info@nyahproject.org completed Finalist Supporting Documents in PDF format: High School Transcript; Executed Media Release Form; Executed Conditions of Participation; Copies of the following: United States Passport  (NOTE: All participants must have US Passport, valid for at least 12 months from June 1, 2017 in order to be considered for International Experiential Learning Program. If you don’t yet have a US Passport, or have a passport from another country, please contact us immediately.)

Itinerary

Day 1: (July 13) Travel Day. Red-eye from MIAMI to LONDON (Departure at 6:20 PM; Arrival at 7:55 AM)
Day 2: (July 14) Tours and cultural sites in London. Red-eye from LONDON to JOHANNESBURG (Departure at 8:05 PM; Arrival at 7:55 AM)
Day 3: (July 15) JOHANNESBURG to NAMIBIA (Departure at 12:00 PM; Arrival at 1:15 PM). Travel to Okonjima cheetah conservation
Day 4-6: (July 16-July 18)  Eco-educational tours and activities, engagement with conversation primary schools, visits to traditional villages.
Day 6: (July 18) travel to Erindi. Evening game drive/safari excursion
Day 7: (July 19) travel to Swakopmund. Engagement with private and public schools.
Day 8: (July 20) Swapkomund cultural excursions, including desert tour and quad biking
Day 9:  (July 21) Early morning return to Windhoek. High level meetings and visits with dignitaries and visit to MMCT primary school. Finale dinner with MMCT.
Day 10: (July 22) Rest day and exploration of Windhoek.  Personal development activities.
Day 11: (July 23) NAMIBIA to JOHANNESBURG (Departure at 6:00 AM; Arrival at 8:45 a.m.).  Soweto visit, Mandela House tour and Apartheid museum. Redeye from JOHANNESBURG TO LONDON (Departure at 8:25 PM; Arrival at 6:35 AM)
Day 12: (July 24: Travel Day. Flight from LONDON- MIAMI (Departure at 11:35 AM; Arrival at 4:00 p.m.)

Contact Information

Leigh-Ann Buchanan, Esq.
1951 NW 7th Ave., Suite 600, Miami, FL 3316
Phone: 305-981-6875
Mobile: 561-985-3892
Email: info@nyahproject.org
Email (alt): leighann.buchanan@gmail.com

(in-country mobile to be provided upon arrival)

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