I learned about ThinkAfrica about a month before the trip to Nigeria was expected to take place. I actually had just gotten back from traveling to Nigeria for a family wedding and was having the urge to return. So, when I found out about this trip I was not only delighted but also a bit hesitant. I wasn’t sure if this was possible given the time crunch and financial expense—but I look a leap of faith anyway and began to fill out the interest form. And, I am glad I did. The experience was remarkable and so well worth it!
A few days later I got a call from a ThinkAfrica executive member who answered all my questions and addressed all my concerns. Even leading up to the trip, I interacted with several members of the executive team who accommodated me so graciously given that I was one of two who joined the program within weeks of it starting. I was very impressed with this. Soon after my conversations with team, I felt very assured and proceeded to book my ticket. Then, shortly after that I received an information packet—and what a surprise! Everything you would take care of yourself for a personal trip, the ThinkAfrica team took care of. Not sure what to pack? Don’t worry, you can expect a clothing, toiletry, and incidentals checklist. Don’t feel you’re getting a good value? Trust me, you will think otherwise. A detailed itinerary lists events and activities by week (and day!). I could go on and on but I could tell the basic logistics of the trip were covered.