Zebras at the Tala Private Game Reserve

Studying Abroad in South Africa

Adah Enjoys Herself and Her Education

by Dale Fisher

I recently received wonderful news from my daughter, Adah, that I want to share with you.
Now a senior nursing student at Azusa Pacific University (APU), Adah is spending her fall semester in South Africa, from September 9 to December 17, as part of the university's "study-abroad program." Her studies rotate around community health nursing course, as well a learning of South African history and culture. You can find out what courses she's taking by reading her prayer request.
Adah is really enjoying her time there, having a great experience. Staying at African Enterprise, a Christian leadership training center, 29 APU students live there now. Nine of them, including Adah, are nursing students. African Enterprise is in Pietermaritzburg, KZN, South Africa.
You can reach Adah by mail, email, or Skype. I'll put her contact details beneath her letter.

Here's Adah's update letter that itemizes a few enjoyable experiences she's had so far.

Hi friends: September 27, 2009

It's been another beautiful week in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Classes are in full swing and there is still so much to do and see. Here are some of my favorite memories from the week.

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Adah (back row, left) poses with the Sisters
at the East Boom Clinic that treats HIV patients.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, I went to the East Boom Clinic and worked in the ARV clinic (that provides anti-retroviral medications to treat HIV), as well as the tuberculosis (TB) clinic. I got to draw blood and give two injections!

Adah and her friends found themselves a mere 10 feet
from this male giraffe in the Tala Game Reserve.
Because Thursday was a national holiday (Heritage Day) here in South Africa, we didn't have class. So I joined with biology students and we took a field trip to the Tala Game Reserve. We drove around in a big Jeep Land Rover and got to see so many animals. One giraffe was only about 10 feet away from the car!

We went swimming in a pool where could see hippos swimming in their own lake just across the way.

Adah and her classmates couldn't pass up enjoying a little home-town delights. Treating ourselves to a little nostalgia, we went out for pizza and a taste of American food!

Saturday was Durban Day! We went shopping for curios and I had the opportunity to try my skills at bargaining.

Then we went to the beach in the afternoon. The water is much warmer here in the Indian Ocean and the sand is so soft.

That's it for now. I miss you and hope that all is well at home!

With Joy in Christ,



October's family photo pages:

† Adah: Studying Abroad in South Africa Can Be Fun

† Dale: New Ministry Team Begins Moving Forward

† Dale: Positive Feedback from "Kenya 2009" Mission

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