Sustainability in Africa: Hike, Bike, and Safari in the Shadows of Kilimanjaro
In this interim students will spend 14 days engaging in some of the best experiences Africa and Tanzania has to offer. Our group will hike to waterfalls, bike to beautiful vista points as well as hike on Kilimanjaro’s sister Mt. Meru. We will also participate in a safari where you may wake to a giraffe's nose poking into your tent or to the sound of an elephant's trumpet. These types of activities for tourist are becoming an integral part of Africa's economy and so are efforts to create more sustainable economic and education systems. Students will read and discuss texts on leadership, sustainability, and ecotourism. We will see first hand how Tanzanian tourism has both preserved and opened these geographic wonders to the world as well as how sustainable business practices have taken root and grown in Tanzania. Students will learn what it means to be a leader, what is involved in leading people through challenging circumstances, and will learn about leading themselves.
Students will enroll in JAN 417 A for Interim. This course will focus on sustainability, ecotourism, and leadership. Students will read texts, discuss, and present on all of these topics, both on campus and while traveling. While in Tanzania, students will visit start-up organizations which have a focus on critical issues for community sustainability; maternal health, economic empowerment, K-12 education transformation, and tourism.
Students will stay at the AMEG Lodge
in Tanzania. In addition, there will be several nights of camping while climbing Mt. Meru.
Program fee: $4,372
This cost includes international airfare, lodging, transportation to and from the airport, on-site transportation, most meals, all fees/tickets for pre-arranged activities, and international insurance coverage.
Passport: $150 (all students must have a valid passport to participate)
Personal spending money: $75
Wofford Travel Grants
The Wofford College Travel Grants provide assistance to students who are participating in an Interim Travel/Study program. Financial need and academic merit are the principle considerations in awarding these grants. Please note that an application for a Wofford Travel Grant does not substitute for the Travel/Study project application for Interim.
To be eligible to apply for a Travel Grant, students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (except first-year students applying in the fall) and be in good social and academic standing with the College. Awards range from $500 - $1,500. The number of awards granted will depend upon the number of applicants as well as available funds. The award is directly applied to the applicant's program fees. To apply, complete the online Wofford College Travel Grant application
For More Information
Contact Dr. Mackay Salley
or Curt McPhail