Customized Faculty-led Programs in Southern & East Africa

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EDU Africa students in Tanzania
EDU Africa students in Tanzania

About

EDU Africa develops and facilitates academic faculty-led and service learning programs across 13 countries in Southern and East Africa. Through our unique Transformative Learning Journeys, we aim to promote the process of student transformation, utilizing the unique context of Africa to help students broaden their intellectual horizons and grow personally, cross-culturally, professionally and as global citizens.

We are African and passionate about our people, the environment and education. Our team operates from four regional offices in South Africa, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Tanzania which gives us the ability to include unique experiential learning experiences to achieve your learning outcomes.

Highlights
  • Access to Academic Professionals
  • Sustainable Community Initiatives
  • Experiential Learning Scenarios
  • Security and Safety Focussed
  • Transformation Resources

Questions & Answers

Reviews

98%
based on 9 reviews
  • Academics 8.2
  • Support 9.9
  • Fun 9.8
  • Housing 9.3
  • Safety 9.9
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Elisabeth
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great medical rotation through EDU Africa!

This was my first international rotation and EDU Africa planned the trip so well. It was very organized with just the right amount of academics, culture and fun. We had support the entire trip with phone numbers and transportation was always scheduled for us. We also had a fun intro week with Swahili lessons, visits to the local markets and a brief introduction to Tanzania culture. We chose to have them organize our trip to Zanzibar for a weekend off and it was amazing! I couldn’t have planned the weekend getaway better myself. Thank you EDU Africa for the amazing experience.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
Visiting the Maasia boma and sitting down with them for questions.
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Erika
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

EDU Africa Tanzania Trip

This experience was wonderful and transformative! The itinerary was amazing and I loved the variety of experiences that we had. From the hospital to the beaches of Zanzibar everything was amazing! I felt like we were able to see so much and do so much within 5 weeks. Everything was very well organized and the staff was amazingly helpful. I always felt safe and well taken care of. I would love to come back one day to this beautiful country! This program is overall great from both an educational standpoint and a travel standpoint. Highly recommended!

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
My most nerve-racking moment was either assisting with a c-section during my time in the hospital, or being on safari and having baboons jump on our car.
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Dominique
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Tanzania EDU Africa

This trip was absolutely incredible! I learned so much while working in the hospital, but EDU Africa also did a great job at making this trip memorable for us in other ways. They planned an incredible weekend in Zanzibar- from hotels to tours and everything in between. They also planned 3 safaris to round out the trip. I would highly recommend it. We were also able to travel early to hike Kilimanjaro, which was challenging but amazing. EDU Africa was very flexible about arranging extra transportation and accommodation.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Come with an open mind, and be ready for a great experience!
Response from EDU Africa

Glad you had an incredible Transformative Learning Journey in Africa Dominique!

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Lisa
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing experience in Tanzania

We had a 4-wk rotation in Tanzania and we had an amazing time. We spent two a week in orientation, 2.5 weeks working in women’s health at KCMC in Moshi, and reflections following that. Our program organized incredible cultural experiences for our free time - trip to Zanzibar, visiting the hot springs and waterfall in Moshi, 3 days of safari, and staying in a rented camp among a Maasai community. We were also able to come early and climb Kilimanjaro. We were do well-supported. Incredible experience

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Come early if you can and research everything there is to do here. Staff were very helpful and accommodating when we told them what we wanted to do in our time here
Response from EDU Africa

Thank you Lisa! Hope to see you back in Africa soon.

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Sarah
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

AMAZING!

I'm a college professor, and my colleague and I took 12 undergraduate and graduate students to South Africa for a study abroad program to compare historical influences and criminal justice system practices.

Our first program a success. The program was incredible from start to finish, and the students found each of the activities to be inspirational, educational, and informative. One student noted in her final assignment that she learned something from each and every visit and interaction. The program was the perfect balance of educational and fun, and the students enjoyed themselves and learned everywhere that we went.

The accommodations were perfect, and everything was planned out extremely well. Everyone we met from professors to magistrates and attorneys to museum docents were knowledgeable, friendly, and informative.

Most of all, our tour guides, Nompilo and Alfonso, made the trip extraordinary. They were always enthusiastic, energetic, and friendly with the students. I am deeply grateful for their assistance on the trip and for everything that they did for our students and me. The students had nothing but amazing things to say about them, and they were truly invaluable. They literally worked for 17+ hours per day, and they were always attentive to the students’ needs. They both also went out of their way to ensure their safety and provide them with insight about the locations we visited, the culture, and their own perspectives.

The program and the experiences were incredible, the two of them as our tour guides easily solidify our decision to return to SA and tour EDU Africa again. I strongly recommend this company for any college group who is looking to explore, learn, and grow. When Alfonso introduced himself, he told us that he wanted this trip to change our lives, and it did! Thank you all for everything.

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Joanne
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Spring Immersion experience

This was the first for our group to visit South Africa and it was amazing! Our students are from different disciplines exploring the relationship between culture and leadership and the agenda that Des had put together for us was full of useful activities. I especially enjoyed being able to go to different homes to share a meal with the locals, and our visit to Robben Island. I think our talk with Christo Brand and Lionel Davis could've been incorporated with the Robben Island visit, or maybe have either of the two be our specific tour guide on the island. Frans was such a splendid guide and driver - lots of knowledge about the area, very warm and welcoming to us, and very patient and flexible!
Our stay at the Team House was wonderful! All our meals were delicious and prepared on site for us. We had almost exclusive use of the house for our group with lots of space for debriefing, blogging and vlogging.

What would you improve about this program?
EduAfrica did a great job customizing our trip for us - if anything can be improved, it should start with us staying longer than a week!
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Robert
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

EDU Africa Cultural Immersion Week in Cape Town

Our group had a life changing experience. EDU Africa was absolutely brilliant. There was nothing that I would have done differently. We had amazing experiences in townships working with kids, great cultural conversations with Robbin island prison wardens, and prisoners. We got the educational experience that we come for, EDU Africa created a schedule that was action packed, with just the right amount of activities to keep us busy but not overwhelmed us. EDU Africa are very thoughtful and the accommodation at the Team House was first class. Meals at the Team House were delicious, prepared by there caring staff. Transportation was slick and our driver Franse was thoughtful and flexible, we never felt rushed. Furthermore, he was an amazing tour guide with a wealth of knowledge of the area..
I will certainly use EDU africa again --

What would you improve about this program?
I have no way that the program can be improved -- only maybe stay longer in South Africa, our trip from the states was a week, we should have done 2 weeks
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Mary
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Unforgettable adventure

Our guide Prosper went above and beyond to make this an unforgettable adventure. Everywhere we went, he made sure we were able to talk with locals who had first-hand knowledge of the events and places they described. This was the most engaging and authentic study abroad trip that I have experienced.

Edutours handled all the details and were great with minor changes and meeting needs while on the trip. Their expertise made my job considerably easier.

What would you improve about this program?
There were some events on the itinerary that need more explanation in advance, e.g. the culinary tour.