CULTURE WEEK 2018
Open all year, starting on Mondays, participation fee 210€ per week. Program runs Mon-Fri (free weekends). Mandatory to start the programme.
- Code : G/MOZ/CW2018
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 98
The Green Lion
This program is an essential tool for you to understand Mozambique culture while giving you an opportunity to learn about the country’s rich history. Not only will it make your trip more enjoyable, it will make your stay more comfortable and help you to appreciate your stay if you are participating in further programs. The Culture Week is the perfect way to learn more about Mozambique people, culture, customs, language and so much more. During this week, you will visit numerous highlights of the city of Xai Xai, capital of the Gaza Province in southern Mozambique. The Culture Week will kick off with an introduction to Mozambique customs, do’s and dont’s and Portuguese language classes. Later on, you can expect to visit the coast, downtown Xai Xai, the Manjacaze township, museums and monuments. Further in the week you will have the opportunity to participate in Mozambican cooking classes, walks around the village, picnics and sightseeing in the outdoors, and more! During the day trip to Manjacaze you will have the opportunity to experience the town where the first president of Mozambique was born, as well as having ample time to go sightseeing in the downtown area.
About the Accommodation : You will be staying in our program center. The accommodation is shared between 12 people with 4-8 people per room and shared bathrooms. All participants are expected to be environmentally aware and to use all resources with restraint, especially water, paper and electricity. Your rooms will be cleaned daily by staff but please try to clean up after yourself, and help play your part to keep the accommodation neat and organized. Food Arrangements : Meals are inspired by the local cuisine which is rich in fish, cassava, nuts, paozinho, spices, seasoning, maize, millet, potatoes, rice, sorghum, fruits, and sugarcane. We provide 3 meals during weekdays (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and 2 meals (breakfast and dinner) in the weekend at the program center.
You will be staying in Fidel Castro Village located just outside Xai Xai, the capital of the Gaza Province. Being only 30 minutes away from downtown Xai Xai, you’ll have access to many local shops, banks, grocery stores, cafes as well as surrounding beaches and towns including Maputo, the capital city of Mozambique.