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  • Locations: Tarrafal, Cape Verde
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: JHU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Intersession
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
GPA Requirement: 3.0 Housing Type: Hotel
Language of Instruction: English, Portuguese Areas of Study: Health & Medicine, Humanities, Languages & Culture, Social Sciences
Program Type: Hopkins-sponsored Credit Type: Hopkins credit (grades impact Hopkins GPA)
Program Advisor: Jessica Mervis Language Prerequisite: No
Hopkins Application Fee: $25 (total for up to 3 intersession apps submitted)
Program Description:

Make a difference in children's lives while learning about the history and culture of the gorgeous volcanic archipelago of Cape Verde, off the West Coast of Africa.

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Hopkins Summer Cape Verde:
Service Learning & Luso-African Society

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This summer (formally intersession) program will offer students the opportunity to conduct service learning at an NGO in Cape Verde. JHU students will assist local children with literacy, sports, arts, technology, languages, music, social activities, and more. Students will have several lectures related to Cape Verde's culture, history, politics, environment, economy, course-related field trips, and other Cape Verde - Volunteercultural activities to provide the opportunity for students to deepen understanding of this Luso-African society.

Join us on this amazing service learning opportunity while earning 3 credits!


Program Info Session


Tarrafal, Cape Verde

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Areas of Study

  • Africana Studies
  • Portuguese

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  • Open to all majors

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Courses and Credits

Students will earn 3 graded Humanities (H) credits for the course:
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The course will be taught by Dr. Flavia De Azeredo-Cerqueira, Portuguese Language Program Director and Lecturer in Portuguese. She has previously led intersession and summer courses in Brazil.

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TBD. The program cost will be billed to the JHU student account and includes airfare, housing, some meals, excursions, and international health insurance.

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Students will be housed in shared rooms with another program participant. Facilities include air conditioning, single beds, a private en suite bathroom with hot and cold water, and internet. Students will be able to hire laundry service for a small fee. Daily breakfast is included.

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Application Process

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More Information

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This program is currently not accepting applications.