Southern Africa Semester

Study abroad semester. Girls, ages 15-18

Southern Africa Semester

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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The spring semester runs from February 1 - May 15. During this semester, you will delve into the jungle with naturalists to explore plants, animals and waterways of the Amazon Basin. You will participate in community projects and a homestay with an indigenous Quichua family. You will explore one of the oldest haciendas in Ecuador to better understand the vestiges of the encomienda system and land ownership. You will immerse in Ecuador’s colonial history by touring the cathedrals and museums of Quito’s Old Town. You will strengthen Spanish language skills while conversing in markets, villages and schools. You will study glaciology while traversing Peruvian mountain passes of the Cordillera Blanca. You will interpret the mysteries of the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu with a traditional healer and anthropologist. Yo will ascend glaciers with crampons and ice axes in Bolivia’s Cordillera Real. *This semester is for you if you like: mountains, color, hiking, rugged terrain, community interaction, villages, Spanish, art, children, snorkeling, and cooperative spirit.*

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