Students accepted to the program are required to participate in the orientation sessions prior to leaving for the program. The sessions are designed to prepare the student for cross-cultural experiences, and will include passport, visa, and travel information, readings, films, lecutres, and discussions with former participants. Students will receive 1 semester hour credit for successful completion of the orientation.
Students will earn a total of 18 semester hour credits for successful completion of the program. Courses include:
- Perspectives on East Africa
- Conservation Biology and Preserve Management
- Social Cultures of East Africa
- AWPE: Walking and Trekking
The cost of the program is equivalent to one semester of on-campus tuition, room, board and fees. Program charges cover academic and educational costs, room, board, cultural events, and required group excursions.
A $350 deposit is required after acceptance into the program to reserve your spot. This deposit is part of the total fee. Students on financial aid are eligible to apply their aid to one off-campus program.
Program charges do not include roundtrip transportation, passport and visa fees, health costs, personal expenses, and costs incurred during independent travel periods.
Students are required to travel together as a group on a flight arranged by the College. Flight arrangements will be discussed during the orientation sessions.
Students in good standing with the college may apply. Majors from all disciplines are welcome. Selection for the program will be conducted by a student and faculty committee.