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GDP:14.59 Billion (USD)

GDP Growth Rate:4.2% (2008)

The Global Learning Co. is proud to now offer study tours to Mali. Located in the heart of West Africa, Mali is an inspiring destination for those interested to learn about the economic emergence of Africa. Home of the legendary city of Timbuktu, the ancient city of learning located on the edge of the Sahara, Mali is also one of the strongest democracies on the continent.

For business study tours, Mali's economic position is instructive. Being landlocked with almost 65% of its territory desert or semi desert, Mali is one of the poorest countries on earth. Yet the economy has been growing at 5% each year over the last decade as IMF guidelines for development have been steadily implemented. Infrastructure projects are attracting foreign investment and the tourist industry is growing.

Study tours in Mali often start in Bamako, the capital, visit Mopti and Dogon Country, and continue on to Timbuktu before returning home. For those interested in music, a study tour of Mali's rich musical heritage can be created to include a VIP experience at the world renowned Festival of the Desert, held 2 hours outside of Timbuktu in the desert oasis of Essakane, every January.

January 2013 UPDATE: Global Learning Co. operations in Mali have been suspended until further notice. Please contact Michael Brown at with additional updates

Start planning your travel seminar to Mali today. Contact Michael Brown at 617.797.1965 or or Request Proposal Now