Our fall semesters run from August 20 - December 5 in southern Africa. We travel through South Africa, exploring the diverse cultures and lasting effects of apartheid by talking with freedom fighters and community members, visiting Mandela’s birthplace, museums and monuments. We continue northward to the sand dunes of Namibia. River guides, diamond miners and local villagers educate us about the diamond industry – from discovery of ore to shining gems on a ring. Students observe African animals in National Parks, study their behaviors and visit desert and marine ecosystems. In Botswana, students are poled by Tswana guides on the Okavango Delta in traditional makoro canoes. Throughout the semester we camp under the stars, along rivers and on huge boulders in the desert. We rock climb, listen to African drums in ancient villages, help with service projects, learn to surf and tandem kayak on the Orange River.
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- 42% of students have received financial aid
- Since 2003, we have distributed over $571,000 in financial aid awards