Operation Crossroads Africa
Operation Crossroads Africa promotes cross-cultural sharing and understanding through service programs in Africa and
Staff of Operation Crossroads Africa may
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Programs typically run 8 weeks. Projects include Community Construction/Development, Community Health/Medical, Environmental/Agriculture, and Education/Training.
Programs in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Mali, and Senegal require a working knowledge of French.
Though most participants are college students and young professionals, there are no set age or occupation requirements. Students of medicine, biology, chemistry, nursing, and nutrition along with emergency medical technicians, lab technicians, doctors, nurses, and nutritionists are encouraged to apply to the Community Health and Medical Projects program.
Programs cost roughly $3,500, covering everything except airfare. Fundraising is encouraged, and some scholarships are available.
Web Site: www.igc.org/oca
Operations Crossroads Africa
475 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10115
Registration / Application
Volunteers can register by downloading and printing forms from the Operation Crossroads web site, and then mailing them in.
Current minimum age of advisors: 17 years
Current average advisor age: 21 years
Field Projects executed: 21 in 2000.
Advisors sent on field projects: 175 in 2000.
Budget: $480,863 (fiscal 1998)
Operation Crossroads Africa currently has projects in 18 countries in 2 Regions (Africa: 17, South America: 1)