Location
Multiple Locations +11
  • Kenya
  • Tanzania
  • South Africa
  • Namibia
  • Rwanda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Botswana
  • Lesotho
  • Uganda
    • Kampala
  • Ghana
Subject Areas
African Studies Agriculture Botany Business Christian Programs Conservation and Preservation Cultural Studies Dance Ecology Education Engineering Entrepreneurship Environmental Studies Gender Studies Health Sciences Humanities Indigenous Cultures International Relations Journalism Language Studies Literature Music Natural Sciences Nursing Performing Arts Physical Therapy Public Health Religious Studies Service Learning Social Sciences Sustainable Development Theater Visual Arts Wildlife Sciences Women's Studies +25

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Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Classes Meals Transportation
Jan 10, 2022
Jul 12, 2022
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About Program

In collaboration with you, we develop and facilitate transformative, short-term faculty-led and service learning programs across Sub-Saharan Africa. Through our unique Transformative Learning Journey philosophy, 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, interculturally, 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.

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Program Highlights

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

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  • Academics 4.45
  • Support 5
  • Fun 5
  • Housing 4.85
  • Safety 5
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Leah
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Global Health Service Learning & Intercultural Competence in Cape Town

EDU Africa created phenomenal programming to allow the students and I to gain a deeper understanding of Cape Town's social, political, economic, and cultural landscape. We were able to enjoy Cape Town's natural wonders and animals, while also learning from residents of the Cape Flats who were willing to share their stories with us. An emphasis on community engagement makes this program such a unique and valuable learning opportunity!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Take advantage of how friendly and open the locals are: ask difficult questions and listen, get inspired, and be willing to examine your own biases.
Pros
  • Building community connections
  • Reflection sessions
  • Local facilitator to guide program activities/reflections
12 people found this review helpful.
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Moise
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Transformation through Exposure

Traveling to Kenya and experiencing the culture, people and essence was life changing. As an academic and consumer of culture, the intentional curriculum of Edu Africa and the Kenyan people was the perfect combination.

It's been a long time since I've visited a country and have felt like I belong. Kenya and Edu Africa did that for me. The Edu Africa staff, service staff, Brackenhurst resort, Masa Mara, the Maasai people...

I look forward to bring more service minded people to partake in the Edu Africa/Kenya/Maasai people experience!

As as promised, as long as I'm alive, I'll be back!!

What was your funniest moment?
The funniest moment was at Basecamp and when a monkey tried to take some bread from one of our student's plate. The money took the bread but the student slapped the bread out of the monkey's hand. The monkey looked at him at slapped his hand before running off.
Pros
  • Life changing adventures
  • Organic natural food
  • Most importantly, A-1 customer service all the time!
Cons
  • Long time on the plane
  • Wish I could visit Africa more often
15 people found this review helpful.
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Ginger
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Customized Virtual Exchange

Working with edu.Africa has been transformational! In an effort to globalize the curriculum in two of my writing classes, I contracted with edu.Africa to customize a Virtual Exchange on the topic, “Understanding the Effects of Capitalist Consumer Patterns.” My students heard from professionals and interacted with peers, creating final products that were written in collaboration with students from Africa. The response was overwhelmingly positive. Everyone I worked with as part of this program was professional, friendly, and accommodating. The students on both sides fully participated, demonstrating intercultural communication skills and an understanding of social justice. Based on student feedback this program was exceptionally well organized and fully engaging. Some of the take-aways were that students from my class were surprised to learn that students from Africa had the same interests, insecurities, goals, and passions. The program gave students a chance to find commonality among their peers from another country and left them feeling more connected with others around the globe and confident about interacting with culturally diverse populations.
I have since worked with the group to offer another program to the next level English Composition class: “Reclaiming Spaces: Land Dispossession & Black Identity in South Africa.” This, too, was a real hit with the students. By examining the inequity between races related to space access in South Africa, my students were able to make connections to concerns related to race relations in the U.S. They were able to examine this issue through the lens of social justice. A highlight for my students was interacting with Njabulo Hlope, a street artist. It unfolded as the program brochure had described it: “(Hlope) believes in the power of public art to kickstart critical conversations about identity, race, and belonging.” These conversations continued throughout the semester and inspired several research writing projects that demonstrated critical and global thinking. This program has definitely brought a passion into my classroom that has students finding purpose in their writing about real world issues.

Pros
  • developed intercultural competency
  • considered relevant topics related to social justice
  • had an amazing experience working with the staff and students- professional and friendly
Cons
  • None
20 people found this review helpful.
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Elisabeth
5/5
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.
37 people found this review helpful.
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Erika
5/5
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.
37 people found this review helpful.
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Dominique
5/5
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!
32 people found this review helpful.
Response from EDU Africa

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

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Lisa
5/5
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
32 people found this review helpful.
Response from EDU Africa

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

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Sarah
5/5
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.

37 people found this review helpful.

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