Traveling to Africa: An Orientation Public Deposited

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  • After traveling to Africa and experiencing the struggles and confusion of interacting with a new culture, I saw the need for some sort of orientation device that would adequately prepare first timers, but also not be too lengthy and daunting for a person that will only be spending a few weeks abroad. While current literature contains some of the necessary information, nothing was in a pocket-style format. This led to the idea of creating a pamphlet that organizations could provide to people going to Africa. After gaining approval from the IRB, I sent 21 questionnaires to people that had traveled to Africa. I asked them about preparations before the trip, actions to take while in Africa, and proper attitudes and demeanors while working with local people. The responses were quite varied and provided information that would not be obvious to someone that has never been to Africa. For example, flexibility and humility were more important than strength, responsibility, and creativity. The results have been summarized into a pamphlet that can be modified by each organization to suit their specific needs.
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