Whether participating in further programs or just wanting to learn more about Mozambique culture, this essential program will get you up to speed on the local customs, language, and sights to be seen. Mozambique is a country with a stunningly rich history and fascinating culture for you to explore, by participating in the culture week you will quickly feel more comfortable in Mozambique and help you to truly appreciate the culture.
This is the perfect way to jump right into the local way of life, you’ll learn more about the local people, their customs, culture, language and so much more through introduction and language classes, cooking lessons and loads of tours and visits to local landmarks and sights to see.
During this week, you will visit many of the most important sights of Xai Xai, the capital city of the Gaza Province in southern Mozambique. You’ll explore beaches and villages, picnics and sightseeing, museum visits and monuments, all packed into one fascinating week learning about the culture of Mozambique.
Stepping into such foreign cultures can sometimes prove a challenge, but through this culture week, we will help you to feel more comfortable and at home in Mozambique, and have a much better understanding of the culture. This is an excellent jump point to begin with if you plan on moving into another program.
The Culture Week begins with an introduction to Mozambique customs, do’s and dont’s and Portuguese language classes on the first day. Throughout the week, you will head to the beach, explore downtown Xai Xai, stroll through the Manjacaze township, visit numerous museums and monuments and participate in tantalising Mozambican cooking classes, leisurely walks around the local village, as well as picnics and sightseeing in the gorgeous African outdoors.
Culture introduction and language class
Visit Xai Xai downtown, shopping center, bus station, monument, central park, cultural center.
Welcome dinner in town
Back to center
Walk around the village
Visit the local market and monument
Sightseeing and relaxation at Xai Xai Beach
Relaxing and swimming at the beach
Cooking lesson of the local cuisine
Dinner (you get to eat what you prepared!)
Visit Manjacaze town where the first president of Mozambique was born as well as sightseeing downtown
Cultural visit to museums and monuments in the area
Back to center for dinner
Handicraft making class
Project discussion and activities./