The interior of the Island of Santiago
The Island of Fogo in Cape Verde
neighborhood soccer game
Kebra Canela Beach in Praia Cape Verde

DATES // September to May


COST // $13,000 (cost includes airfare departing from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, GA)


HOUSING // Students will live in an apartment above our host missionary’s home. They will live near the ocean, only a few blocks from the grocery store and coffee shop.

LOCATION // Praia is the capital city of Cape Verde, located on the island of Santiago. Students will live in a neighborhood within the city.


CULTURAL INFORMATION // Cape Verde is an archipelago of 10 islands 350 miles off the west coast of Africa. CV claimed its independence from Portugal in 1975. It is one of the most stable and democratic countries in all of Africa. The national language is Portuguese, but the majority of the people speak Portuguese-Creole.


MINISTRY //There are currently 65 unreached, unengaged villages on the main island of Santiago. The Gospel has only recently taken hold in Cape Verde, but since then it has been spreading at a rapid pace. There is a great need for discipleship of new believers and sharing the Gospel to villages who have never heard. 

DAY TO DAY LIFE // As a student, you will have the opportunity to carry the Gospel to these unreached villages. You will start your day working at a children's ministry called Proyecto Pepe, where you will have a great opportunity to invest in the next generation. Every evening, there is ministry going on at the church or in town. This includes everything from basketball and soccer ministry, to discipleship groups and evangelism. Your time with Global Year is a great opportunity to try many different things and find where you can use your gifts and talents for God's glory.