Cadet Summer Training

ROTC Cadets in Burundi finish first week

Week one for us was filled with many new adventures and excitements every single day. We tried out over 10 incredible restaurants, taught English to over 40 students, and developed relationships that will last longer than our trip. The hands-on experience we received is one that many of us have never had the chance to capture before, so it was a unique week. We were able to make it to the beach, to a resort where the president, Pierre Nkurunziza, was having a VIP weekend and a trip to a golf course with incredible views. Looking forward to the weeks ahead. GB

 (Note: Burundi is one of about 40 countries where Army ROTC Cadets deploy during the summer months on Cultural Understanding Language Proficiency missions. These missions are scheduled at the request of the host country and the U.S. Embassy and are designed to give Cadets experience that will make them well-rounded leaders. Cadets learn about other cultures, local values and norms and the language—all while teaching conversational English, performing humanitarian missions, and working with a foreign military.)

Cadet Peter Sallat  demonstrates his write in the rain notebook by having Burundian cadets write their names while the paper is covered in water. This was during a break at the Burundian military  academy where Peter and the rest of the team was helping the Cadets with their English speaking skills.

ROTC Cadet Peter Sallat demonstrates wet-write  in a rain notebook by having Burundian cadets write their names while the paper is covered in water. This was during a break at the Burundian military academy where Peter and the rest of the team were helping the cadets with their English speaking skills.

 

The team takes a break at a local restaurant on the shore of lake Tangyknya. The Cadets enjoyed breath taking views, incredible food, and the swimming pool after a day of working with Burundian Cadets.

The team takes a break at a local restaurant on the shore of lake Tangyknya. The Cadets enjoyed breath taking views, incredible food, and the swimming pool after a day of working with Burundian Cadets.

 

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