Augsburg CGEE Study Center
When you are not staying with a host family or traveling, you will live in the study center in Windhoek. The CGEE house is a 10-minute walk from downtown Windhoek, where students will find traditional and international cuisines, art galleries, contemporary shopping malls, live concerts, and public gardens where festivals are held throughout the year. Students can travel anywhere from an outdoor craft and food market in Windhoek’s township areas to a movie theater in the suburbs for one low taxi fare. Students are sure to run into many friendly faces as they explore the various cultural and entertainment activities that this vibrant community has to offer.
TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR OF OUR STUDY CENTER IN WINDHOEK!
While homestays are an important part of a CGEE study abroad experience, the COVID pandemic has greatly reduced the number of homes that can receive students right now, depending on availability of our families to receive a vaccine. It is important to note that we will resume homestay experiences as we are able, but that there may continue to be more limitations than we experienced prior to the pandemic.
We continue to visit a rural area of Namibia, Khorixas, to engage with the community and to learn from them. Our visit to Khorixas includes activities such as:
- Engagement with the local people (from the Damara ethnic group), with a half-day long visit to the Damara Living Museum to get hands-on experience about the culture and traditions of the Damara people, concerning their ways of life and the power of indigenous language(s).
- A historical tour of the sites where San people (often referred to as Bushmen), who are the indigenous people of Southern Africa lived many many years ago. There are wonderful rock paintings in the area, which were used as a form of communication about everything concerning their livelihood.
- The environmental learning on climate change and a visit to the petrified forest