KENYA STUDY ABROAD

I founded the Kenya Study Abroad program in 2010, and have since remained active with the program.  This is a winter break course (in between semesters) offered through George Mason University's Global Education Office.  Credits are applied to the spring semester.  It is open to any students from any university - and non-students!

 

Check out photos and student blogs from prior years:  

 


GEO Website: https://studyabroad.gmu.edu/


TITLE:       KENYA Wildlife & Landscapes
DATES:     January ( 2 weeks )
CREDIT:    George Mason University (3 credits, 4 departments to choose from)
GROUP:    Average - 10 students, 2 faculty, 2 drivers

This class covers a lot of ground in a short period of time.  This is the class you want to take if you desire an incredible safari and academic experience while visiting various ecosystems.  

By traveling to national parks and private conservancies, it is designed as an overview to experience and study the diversity of wildlife and to provide insight to the current conservation challenges.  Academically, this course will require individual presentations, course readings, exams, and significant science writing.  There will be long distance driving and at each destination we utilize open-roof safari Land Cruisers.  There are limited opportunities for hiking.  We make every effort to interact with wildlife conservation professionals at each of our destinations.  Shopping, cultural activities, and urban travel are part of the course, but kept to a minimum in order to maximize our wildlife safari experience.  The course is open to all universities as well as personal interested travelers (register through GMU).

Common course destinations:

Sheldricke Wildlife Trust, The Giraffe Manor, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Mpala Research Centre, Soysambu Conservancy, Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru National Park, Maasai Mara National Game Reserve, and various destinations and activities in Nairobi.

 

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