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University of Hargeisa, Somaliland

 
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maria1001



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:56 am    Post subject: University of Hargeisa, Somaliland Reply with quote

Does anyone have any information about or experience with the University of Hargeisa in Somaliland? Thank you in advance.
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Zajko



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not directly regarding teaching positions there, though I've spent time in Hargeisa and visited the university campus there in the not-so-distant past. I know they are trying to expand and develop rapidly in (from what I saw) a difficult and severely underfunded environment which would be both fascinating, and an extreme challenge to work in. You may already know all (or indeed far more than) that, but if you do want any general info regarding the city (or university), feel free to PM me.
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maria1001



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dont have enough posts to PM yet - my question is, how safe is it there? Thanks
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Zajko



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In all honesty, it's not entirely safe: or not entirely safe to live freely in. The only other Westerners I came across in the city were UN or NGO personnel staying in one of two large, well-guarded hotels. The elections last year were cancelled due to unrest and re-scheduled for 2012. No guarantee there won't be further problems or that what's occurring in Somalia and Puntland won't spill over, as it has at times in the past. As Somaliland is unrecognised by the UN as a state, there are no embassies there and thus limited help or support if you get into difficulties of any kind. The airport is a nightmare - not even any electricity when I went through - and getting in or out by land involves a 24-hour 4wd road-trip across the desert to Djibouti or a truck-ride over appalling roads into Ethiopia. The people were incredibly friendly and working at the university would no doubt be a culturally fascinating experience, but unless you're well-travelled, self-confident and experienced in living and working in challenging developing-world environments, it might be best to look elsewhere.
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maria1001



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Im up for the challenge. Ive worked in India, Mexico and South America. It does sound absolutely fascinating! Thanks again for your input.
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scjw



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi - I am up for the challenge too! I would like to know more about the University and teaching in Somaliland. Please PM or email me: travelsista@gmail.com
Thanks
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Nadan



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The best person to speak to is the Course Coordinator for the English Language Department.: uoh.english@gmail.com

I was offered a job with them a few weeks back, but unfortunately had to turn it down due to personal circumstances.
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UOH



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The new email for the program is english@hargeisauniversity.com
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