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photo: Adwoa Owusuaa Bobie

Adwoa Owusuaa Bobie – I came with no expectations

Adwoa Owusuaa Bobie – I came with no expectations I arrived in Basel in September 2016 and it was my first time in Europe. I came with no expectations, I was ready for any experience that awaits me, and I have had thrills of experiences. My first impression of Basel was the calmness of the city and how that shapes everything that goes on. The calmness produces warmth and security which can almost be felt tangibly. You immediately feel welcomed ...
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photo: Aïdas Sanogo

Aïdas Sanogo – Blessed and Lucky

Aïdas Sanogo – Blessed and Lucky I was blessed and lucky to get a twelve-month scholarship from the Oumou Dilly Foundation to fund my fourth PhD year at the University of Basel. This funding allowed me to stay in Basel to pursue my doctoral studies. The city of Basel, located right between Germany, France and Switzerland, is a beautiful town, which has a lot to offer. There are about 40 museums for culture lovers, the opportunity to swim in a ...
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Amal A. Abdrabo

Amal A. Abdrabo – Joining the Center for African Studies

Amal A. Abdrabo - Joining the Center for African Studies Joining the Center for African Studies at Basel University in Switzerland as a visiting scholar on a six-month Oumou Dilly postdoc fellowship (2017-2018) was a great opportunity to expand my academic and personal perspectives ...
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Victoria Osei-Bonsu – My Basel Experience

Victoria Osei-Bonsu – My Basel Experience I first arrived in Basel on the 4th of October, 2013. It was another kind of experience for me! Even though I had already been to France, to the US and was a regular visitor to the UK, I still could not help but have a cultural shock upon arrival in Basel. For one thing the language was different. Apart from English, I speak passably good French, and some Spanish. But here I was ...
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Valentin Bognan Koné – Mon expérience à Bâle

Valentin Bognan Koné – Mon expérience à Bâle Mon expérience à Bâle, dans le cadre de la préparation de ma thèse, financée par la Fondation Oumou Dilly, mérite d’être appelée le tremplin de mon ouverture sur le monde. Cette opportunité m’a permis de quitter mon cocoon ivoirien et de vivre une aventure enrichissante en connaissances scientifiques, mais surtout linguistique et culturelle ...
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Zoumana Sidibe

Zoumana Sidibe – A Photographer in Ghana

Zoumana Sidibe – A Photographer in Ghana My Name is Zoumana Sidibe, I am a photographer currently in Ghana. I am here for a 6 months training in English sponsored by the Fondation Oumou Dilly; I am studying at the Centre of Languages and professional studies (CELPS). The first month I was in a class of 20 students from different countries. This integration has an important moment for me to learn and share experiences. For some years, Ghana has become ...
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Mamane Sani

Mamane Sani – La première fois je quitte mon pays

Mamane Sani – La première fois je quitte mon pays La première fois je quitte mon pays était pour aller en France. Un grand saut pour quelqu’un, anthropologue de surcroit qui marche pour la première fois au-delà des frontières de son pays. C’était le premier d’une succession de séjours alternés entre ce beau pays et mes terres d’origine ...
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Nestor Zante

Nestor Zante – Ma présence à l’université de Bâle

Nestor Zante - Ma présence à l’université de Bâle Ma présence à l’université de Bâle, se résume à quatre semestres de collaboration, de rencontres, d’amitiés, de partage, d’acquisition d’expériences ainsi que de fortunes diverses et de belles aventures dans la recherche ...
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