Accommodations in Burkina Faso
In Ouagadougou, students stay in student houses with other students in the program, in the neighborhood of Zogona. Furnishings are basic. Each house has a kitchen and students can cook their own meals if they choose. Each house has a day and night watchman, and a cleaning person. Lunch and dinner are prepared by a local cook and served as group meals, and will include a variety of typical local Burkinabè cuisine (sauce with rice or cous-cous, spaghetti, salad, and grilled meats) that most foreigners find delicious. In the villages, students will stay in student houses with other students in the program, with private latrine and bucket-shower area. Villages do not have electricity or running water; conditions are very rudimentary. Students have breakfast (tea or coffee and bread), lunch and dinner prepared by a local village cook in the student house. Villages for these home stays are located in a 30-kilometer radius, and students are visited every day by a staff member to make sure lodging and food are adequate. Most villages have cell phone access, and students have cell phones, permitting regular contact to family in the United States.