Southern Africa Semester

Study abroad semester in southern Africa for female high school students ages 15-18.

offered by The Traveling School

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Our fall semesters run from August 20 - December 5 in Southern Africa. During the semester you will experience Zambia’s wondrous Victoria Falls of the mighty Zambezi River and float Botswana’s Okavango Delta in makoros with Tswana river guide. You will study wildlife ecology in Chobe and Etosha National Parks and engage in local communities by volunteering in schools and conservation organizations. You will explore the Namib deserts’ diamond ghost towns, paddle kayaks and camp along the banks of the Orange River and participate in homestays outside of Cape Town. You will encounter South Africa’s diverse cultures and evolving post-apartheid politics and rock climb sandstone walls and rappel alongside cascading waterfalls. *This semester is for you if you like: camping, ancient cultures, languages, sand, heat, wildlife, history, colorful markets.*


  • African Studies
  • Biology (General)
  • Community Service
  • Creative Writing
  • Culture
  • Earth Sciences
  • Ecology
  • English Literature
  • Environmental Studies
  • Geology
  • Global Studies
  • History
  • International Trade
  • Leadership
  • Literature
  • Nutrition
  • Photography
  • Science
  • Social Sciences


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