Côte d’Ivoire is a sub-Saharan nation in southern West Africa located at 8 00°N, 5 00°W. The country is approximately square in shape. Its southern border is a 515 km (320 mi) coastline on the Gulf of Guinea on the north Atlantic Ocean. On the other three sides it borders five other African nations for a total of 3,458 km (2,149 mi): Liberia to the southwest for 778 km (483 mi), Guinea to the northwest for 816 km (507 mi), Mali to the north-northwest for 599 km (372 mi), Burkina Faso to the north-northeast for 545 km (339 mi), and Ghana to the east for 720 km (447 mi).
Côte d’Ivoire comprises 322,463 km2 (124,500 sq mi), of which 318,003 km2 (122,780 sq mi) is land and 4,460 km2 (1,720 sq mi) is water, which makes the country about the size of Germany.
January – June: Dry season
June – October: Rainy season
November – December: Harmattan; The Harmattan is a hot, dry and dusty wind (continental trade wind) blowing over West Africa
Best things to do/visit during days off:
Cultural festival, Music concert, Outing at the beautiful Beaches and Lagoons of Abidjan, Civilizations Museum, Shopping at Abidjan Mall, Visit of Touristic attractions such as the Basilica Our lady of Peace (The biggest in the World), The National Park of Banco and Taï, Assinie-Mafia (the Earthly Paradise), Night-Clubs
Languages needed/ most spoken languages:
Step 1: Pre-enrollment and payment
Pre-enrollment is to record some personal information and to download 3 documents:
-the identity page of the passport
-the booking of airfare
-the invitation letter or certificate of accommodation.
After pre-enrollment, the applicant performs a fee for obtaining the Visa whose duration is 3 months (multiple-input) and are as follows: 73 Euros (including bank charges).
The payment is made with VISA or MASTERCARD .
When the payment is made, the applicant receives an instant mail (accompanied by an attachment on which there is the unique, personal code certificate of payment)
Step 2: Receive response DST
The applicant receives an email address in a time of 48h working days a document (contains a bar code) which is the response of the authorities (approved or denied).
Step 3: Enrollment at the airport
The applicant embarked with the document “Pre-enrollment approved” and is presented on arrival at the airport to the “airport Visa” space. It performs its biometric enrollment and visa is printed and delivered immediately. The box E-visa enrollment are available 24h / 24 and 7/7.
– Enrollment (fingerprinting and photo) is required for each visa application, even if the applicant has already obtained several visas.
– The biometric visa requires the presence of the applicant. Fingerprinting is required for all except for minors under 12 years, but their presence is necessary.
LIST OF DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED TO THE AIRPORT ABIDJAN
1) The original receipt of payment of fees visa 73 Euros including bank charges;
2) The approval of the DST (pre-visa or leave land);
3) valid passport for at least six months;
4) The international certificate of vaccination against yellow fever
Special local IAAS activities which interns can join:
1. Agricultural Festival at the National Polytechnic Institute/ Superior School of Agricultural Sciences, Yamoussoukro
2. Agricultural Fair at the National Private Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Adzopé and at the Regional School of South Agriculture, Bingerville
3. Conferences, Trainings and Workshops at the Félix Houphouët-Boigny University, Abidjan