Im going into my 3rd year of university, studying Leadership at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, NB Canada. I'm spending the next 10 weeks of my summer on an internship for my uni. program volunteering in Burkina Faso, Africa with Bridges of Hope Ministries.
Two other students and myself will be spending the summer getting to know a new language, new people and experiencing a totally new culture. After our 10 week stay in Burkina we will be ending our journey with 2 weeks backpacking through Europe. Wish us luck!!
April 28th 2012
So, we're headed off tomorrow!! We leave for Paris for a night before we continue on our way into the capital Ouagadougou, in Burkina Faso. We're not exactly sure what to expect but it will be an adventure either way. After packing and re-packing my backpack 4 times I think I've managed to fit most of my gear in 2 bags for the next 3 months. Hannah, Katie and I met up in LaHave, NS for some last minute pre-trip planning and I think we're finally ready to head out (at least as ready as we're going to be). We took the time to say good bye to the beautiful Atlantic, and any ocean for that matter. If there is one thing we can say for sure about Burkina it will be hot, and our Canadian ... read more