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"...The AASP Educational/Travel Program is designed to offer
participants a breadth of exposure and to help them formulate
those questions necessary for critical thinking and analysis,
as preparation for playing an active role in fostering global
cooperation, mutual economic development and a climate
of justice.  

We hope to push the scope of human thinking and action 
beyond the confines of national borders, political systems, 
race, etc.

This program is the required homework for personal growth and
for leadership in the 21st Century..."



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Participating in AASP's Programs (Dec-Feb-Jul-Aug)
   to Africa, Cuba and/or Brazil 

   [Starting from the USA]

Non-Profit Educational Organization

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   A f r i c a  -  B r a z i l  -  C u b a   P r o g r a m s

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 Internships / Travel-Study / EcoTours / Experiential / Study Abroad



  AASP

   EDUCATIONAL / Travel Programs to AFRICA & BRAZIL & CUBA
              for 2000 & 2001

   Offers an intense immersion in and exposure to traditional
   and modern life, a unique educational experience that is
   both career-enhancing and profoundly personal and
   relevant in our Global Village.

SELECT from among several different travel itineraries,
   program themes, and dates year round.

CONTACT:

    Professor Harold Rogers
    President, AASP

    PO Box 497327
    Chicago, Ill 60649

    Ph: 773-667-1285; FAX: 773-684-6967

    Please PHONE for the Catalog and application

    E-Mail:  
             HRogers at ccc.edu
             ABC at starmail.com

WHEN TO
    APPLY?

    We are now accepting applications.

COUNTRIES:

    Senegal, Ivory Coast, Mali, South Africa, Egypt, Ethiopia,
    Ghana, Kenya, Zimbabwe, The Gambia, Madagascar
    Cameroon, Mozambique, Namibia, Brazil, Cuba

ACTIVITIES
  & SITES:

    Urban centers; rural villages; cultural and historical
    sites; geographic and natural landmarks; explore
    traditional life, linguistic and ethnic diversity;
    experience a unique blend of human warmth, vitality
    of spirit, and determination; leave the beaten
    path to see, feel and appreciate what few tourists ever
    would or could.

DURATION:

    Programs range from 1 week to 3 weeks, beginning
    variously in December, February, June, July & August.

    Special programs with particular themes may be arranged.

COST:

    Fees start at $995  - we believe the lowest price
    anywhere for a program of this scope; includes travel,
    accommodations, breakfast & full daily program led by
    Prof. Rogers and colleagues.  

    Note: Each trip and program is priced differently;
    contact Prof. Rogers or consult the new Catalog.    

ACADEMIC
 CREDIT:

   Students typically arrange with their schools, under
   Independent Study or under a faculty advisor, to earn
   academic credit -- typically  7 to 12 units.

   Also, separately, you may earn 3 units (grad or undergrad
   level) credit through AASP's own university affiliation

WHO CAN
 APPLY?

   Participation is open to professionals, students, non-students,
   technicals, community leaders and interested others.

   All are welcome.  Applications now accepted.

HOW TO
RAI$E
THE FUND$?

   Find suggestions posted on the Website.
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Please find itineraries & dates for AASP programs to Africa, Cuba 
& Brazil at bottom.  

Applications are now being accepted.  

AASP is in its 19th year and is one of the most highly 
sought-after programs to Africa, Cuba and Brazil.  

Participants are known to REPEAT again and again.



*****

AASP 

   Africa - Cuba - Brazil Educational Travel
   for Academics, Professionals, Students & Others
   Now in its 19th year.  Programs are in 12 - 15
      African countries

Winter & Summer; multiple programs & multiple start dates; select
     countries to visit, time period and itineraries

     Duration, from 1 to 3 weeks; you will have the option
        of extending your stay longer

     Please ** PHONE ** 773-667-1285 (ofc); 773-684-6967 (FAX)

To receive the compendious Catalog for Prof. Harold Rogers'
African Educational Travel Program to Africa, Cuba and/or
Brazil, please send your name, complete postal mailing
address, and PHONE, to Prof. Rogers at:  

              HRogers at ccc.edu, ABC at starmail.com

Be sure to include your phone.

Application and information are available at:

      http://www.freeyellow.com/members3/justice1/journey.html
      http://www.earthcorp.com/journeys


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G E N E R A L   T R A V E L   A D V I C E 

         Focus on GHANA
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Arrival at the Airport: JFK

Be patient at the airport. Most likely you will find
yourself joining a mass of people with huge boxes of
materials they are bringing back home for loved ones.  After
you experience the check-in procedures, prepare to wait a
while to board the plane.  It is our experience that the
earlier you get to the airport and get your self settled,
the happier you will be.

Arrival at the Accra Airport

On arrival at KIA (Kotoka International Airport) in Accra,
the airport check will probably be quite extensive. It will
most likely include a physical inspection of your luggage,
and inoculation record inspection, a visa and passport
inspection, a written declaration of all of the money on
your person, and a long wait.  There is a different
conception of time in the country.  The synthetic,
electronic automatic era is less of a factor.  Things may
not happen as fast as you desire.

Inside the Airport

You might find it helpful to tag your luggage in such a way
to help you recognize it immediately.  This will save you
from being caught in the crush of people trying to
distinguish their bags at the luggage carousel.  It could take 
some time for you to locate your baggage and get through customs.  
Traveling in a group, you are less likely to experience the 
worse airport hardships.

Outside the Airport

You might find your first encounter outside of the building
to be with a woman asking for donations for a worthy cause,
then, you may find yourself being questioned about
assistance with your luggage.  The person asking will expect
to be paid, unless that person is part of the ground
team.  We will be sure to have people in plain sight to
assist you through the entire process.

Vaccinations

These vary according to country and region.  In the case of 
Ghana, only yellow fever shots are required for entry.
You should consult with your physician about cholera,
tetanus, and possibly polio. Also, obtain and use anti-malaria 
pills; failure to do so could result in your contracting malaria.

Insect repellant is essential.  The mosquitos are numerous,
and can be aggressive as the sun sets.

Food

There will be plenty of rice, yams, black eyed peas, salads,
greens, fish, chicken, beef and plaintain.  Nuts and fruits
will almost always be available, including very sweet
bananas, oranges, and pineapples. Beverages will include
local palm wine, Star beer, soft drinks and water. Bottled
spring water will also be available.  

You are only allowed to bring one carton of cigarettes into
Ghana.  If you are planning to take a travel iron, electric
shaver, etc., remember that the voltage is different and
requires a converter and an appropriate plug.

Bring all of the camera film you will need for the trip,
then bring more than that!  Film is available in Ghana, but
it is often very expensive.

Shopping

This is a really wonderful experience, if you have someone
with you who knows how to barter.  You might want to bring a
large quantity of t-shirts and pens!  They are excellent for
exchanging for African Goods.   Also, business cards are
helpful as every child you meet will want your address! 

Money

The Official Ghana Homepage has a site that shows the
national currency, the CEDI. Approximately $1.00 American
equals 2,100 cedi.  Considering that the average yearly wage
for a Ghanaian working person is less than $700 American
Dollars per year, one can understand better the economic
situation of the Ghanaian people.

Travelers Checks v. American Dollars

While you may be advised to travel with travelers checks,
for security reasons, the exchange rate for travelers checks
is not as good as for American Dollars.  Moreover, the larger the
denomination of the bill, the better the exchange rate.  The
cash is exchanged at a FEDEX center, of which there are many
in Accra.  If you want to use a credit card...it is almost
impossible to do, unless you go to Barclay's Bank, and wait
anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour for an international
exchange.


[the above is based on preparatory advice by Dr. Osei Darkwa, 
     for the GhaCLAD Education Mission to Ghana]

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[ P R E V I E W :  ABRIDGED, CONDENSED FROM CATALOG ]
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AASP   C A T A L O G    C O N T E N T S


Go to:

      http://www.freeyellow.com/members3/justice1/journey.html
      http://www.earthcorp.com/journeys


-Outline of the Educational/Travel Programs
-Introductory message from Professor Harold Rogers
-Details of each program, including Travel
    Itinerary and Special Program features
-General Information
   -Eligibility
   -What the Program cost includes
   -What the Program cost DOES NOT include
   -How to apply
   -Cancellation
   -Baggage
   -Domestic ticket
   -Responsibility

APPLICATION (find it posted at the Website)

The info below is a projection through December 31, 2001.
Airfare and Program costs are subject to change; final details
will be published in the new Catalog soon to be released.

Find approx cost/fees and ideas on fund raising posted at the Website.

Professor Harold Rogers
President
African American Studies Program
PO Box 497327
Chicago, Ill 60649

Ph: 773-667-1285
FX: 773-684-6967

E-Mail: 
        HRogers at ccc.edu
        ABC at starmail.com
        

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Message from Professor Rogers:
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Dear Prospective Participants:

The African American Studies Program,
formerly known as the African American
Heritage Studies Program, is proud
for the nineteenth year to offer our
2000-01 Educational/Travel programs to
Africa.

For the next two years we have added more
tours (Namibia, Mozambique, Madagascar & S. Africa)
and have expanded the programs of some of
our traditional educational tours.

Africa is exciting and we welcome you to
join us.

Sincerely,

Professor Harold Rogers
President

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"Off the Beaten Path"


Outline of AASP Educational/Travel Programs

Note:  Each program has a fascinating itinerary and
     rich daily content -- all details will be shared
     with you in advance.

These programs offer an intense immersion in
     and exposure to traditional and modern life,
     a unique educational experience that is both
     career-enhancing and profoundly personal and relevant
     in our Global Village.

____________________________________________________

NOTE:

The dates, programs and information on AASP given here represent 
projections, to give you an idea of what is being planned, and 
to help you in making your plans.  Final itineraries, programs, 
dates and cost will be published in the new Catalog, which can 
now be requested (soon, to be sent out).

For an idea about cost and fees, please go to the Website.

      http://www.freeyellow.com/members3/justice1/journey.html
      http://www.earthcorp.com/journeys



The following is tentative for the Years 2000 and 2001


   Please check with Prof. Rogers for prices, or request 
      the new Catalog

   Cost of each program is different

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Black History Month Special To Senegal (starts at approx $995)

Feb 7-14, 00                  Feb 6-13, 01
Feb 14-21, 00                 Feb 13-20, 01


Senegal Special

July 11-18, 00                July 10-17, 01
Aug 1-8, 00                   Aug 7-14, 01
Dec 26-Jan 2, 00-01           Dec 26-Jan 2, 01-02


ROOTS - Senegal, Ivory Coast, Ghana

Aug 1-15, 00                  Aug 7-21, 01


Historical Egypt

Aug 2-16, 00                  Aug 1-15, 01


Ancient & Future Societies
     Senegal, Mali, South Africa

Aug 1-23, 00                  Aug 7-29, 01


Cairo to Johannesburg
     Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Zimbabwe, South Africa

July 17-Aug 4, 00             July 16-Aug 3, 01


Brazil to South Africa (Zimbabwe, optional)
July 18-Aug 6, 00             July 17-Aug 5, 01
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Other Trips for the Years 2000 and 2001


African Influence in the Diaspora (Cuba and/or Brrazil)

July 18-Aug 5, 00             July 17-Aug 4, 01 (19 days)


African Roots in Cuba

Aug 14-25, 00                 Aug 13-24, 01 (10 days)


Historical Mali & Senegal

Aug 1-12, 00                  Aug 7-18, 01 (12 days)


Art in the Ivory Coast, Ghana & Cameroon

July 15-29, 00                July 14-28, 01 (15 days)


New Societies - South Africa, Mozambique & Namibia

July 25-Aug 11, 00            July 24-Aug 10, 01

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"Different" Trip for Special People

Each year, we have a special trip for those who
have traveled with us on many of our previous
trips. 

The trip is open to everyone but is structured
for those who have traveled to Africa
in the past. For 2000/01, the trip dates
are approx July 26-August 13 (19 days).

Please write Prof. Rogers for the details:

    HRogers at ccc.edu, ABC at starmail.com

Previously, the group has gone to Namibia,
Mozambique, Madagascar, South Africa, 
and other countries.



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ABOUT AASP...

The African American Studies Program, established in 1981, is
a non-profit organization committed to broadening educational,
cultural and political perspectives about African countries,
societies and peoples.  All are invited to participate.

                  . . . . . . . . . .

AFRICA - BRAZIL - CUBA

Momentum for change has reached new levels, such that the
peoples and societies of Africa, Brazil and Cuba are now akin
to a MOVING TRAIN, and one that is rapidly accelerating.

This is an express line.  It will not stop for us to get on
board. We will have to jump on.

Ahead, there are numerous decisions to be made about
destination, and even about ports o' call along the way.

The AASP Educational/Travel Program is designed to offer
participants a breadth of exposure and to help them formulate
those questions necessary for critical thinking and analysis,
as preparation for playing an active role in fostering global
cooperation, mutual economic development and a climate
of justice.  

We hope to push the scope of human thinking and action 
beyond the confines of national borders, political systems, 
race, etc.

This program is the required homework for personal growth and
for leadership in the 21st Century.

___________________________________________
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HOW TO RECEIVE FUTURE ANNOUNCEMENTS BY E-MAIL

Joining the List

To receive by E-mail announcements and information on 
opportunities, internships, volunteer work and jobs, 
you are invited to join the African Diaspora Network 
by sending a blank message -- or any message -- to:

      "African Diaspora Network" <AfricaWorld at comports.com>

and reply to the CONFIRM Request when it arrives a few
minutes later.


Thank you


Cecil Washington, Jr.
Founder
African Diaspora Network
Moderator at eGroups.com










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