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Study Abroad in Kenya | Ecology Student Story

Spanning across three diverse locations, our Ecology & Conservation Study Abroad Program invites students from all over the world to explore the complex relationship between Kenya’s indigenous communities, land, water and wildlife. Our aim is for students to leave this 4 week Study Abroad Program with heightened cross-cultural responsiveness, an awareness...

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Faculty-led Study Abroad Program | Social Movements in South Africa

Elizabeth Ferguson from George Mason University is the program director of an annual faculty-led study abroad program titled, Social Movements in South Africa. Learn more about the program, the motivation behind it and what it takes to execute a program abroad successfully.  

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Why I returned to Tanzania as a Group Leader

Kristen shares her story of commitment to sustainable global impact and lessons learned during her two journeys to Tanzania with EDU Africa: "I knew there would be a way to combine my passions for travel, teaching, community service, and rehabilitation, but wasn’t sure how it’d manifest."

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7 Lessons I Learned in Africa

I heard this quote once, “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth”. This has always really stuck with me and I really try to live by it. My life was definitely changed through this experience. My intention when I decided to travel to Tanzania...

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My Student Experience Nursing Abroad

Connecting students and their field of study with real situations and real people, creates opportunities to gain practical experience. Immerse those students in a different country and culture, with different challenges and scenarios, and you create a life changing experience where knowledge and life skills can be exchanged. A group of students from Georgia...

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Study Business Abroad in East Africa

A group of MBA students from the University of Stellenbosch Business School, recently embraced the opportunity to join our customized Study Business Abroad Program in Kenya and Rwanda. The program was developed to give students a chance to connect with a foreign business schools and includes company visits and cultural activities. "The...

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Educational Wildlife Conservation Programs

What is the first thing you think of when you hear the words, “Wildlife Conservation”? Do you picture the majestic African Lion or Rhino? What about a reference to National Parks, Community Conservancies, or Private Game Reserves? What is Wildlife Conservation and why is it needed? Conservation efforts actively protect...

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Plants for Life: Successful Reforestation of an African Forest

With a mission to restore and protect native African plant species and ecosystems, particularly recreating native forests, and undertaking targeted conservation programs for rare and/or threatened species - Plants for Life International have had a significant impact on the biodiversity at Brackenhurst Learning Center in Kenya. Eastern Africa’s forests have been battling...

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Mara Naboisho Conservancy Case Study: Nature vs People

The co-existence of a community and wildlife The Mara Naboisho Conservancy is situated in East Africa’s extremely fertile savannah ecosystem, that has supported both nomadic herding communities and diverse wildlife for centuries. Today, shifts in land-use activities have placed great pressure on the sustainability of this rich ecosystem. The inherent...

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Featured: Faculty-Led Programs in Kenya

We are always excited to highlight Africa’s extensive learn-through-travel opportunities. Even more so when we can demonstrate how students can immerse themselves in subject-specific activities, providing exposure of immeasurable value. Exposure in the field brings learning to life like no textbook can. Our continent provides dynamic field experiences from diverse...

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Remembering the Rwandan genocide on 4th of July

The world is very much aware that America celebrates their Independence on the 4th of July, but very few know the significance of this date for the people of Rwanda. The 4th of July is Liberation Day; when Rwanda celebrates the end to the horrific Rwandan genocide that claimed over...

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Top 10 Highlights for a Business Study Program in Kenya

Africa as a continent is a world leader in GDP growth, and Nairobi is among Africa’s fastest growing emerging markets. Nairobi is bustling with startup companies, impact investors, organizations, and young people from all over the world innovating the way towards a new modern social entrepreneur-minded future - that is...

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How to make Bobotie – A South African Dish

Bobotie is a traditional South African dish that consists of a curry flavoured minced meat, topped off with an egg and milk based layer. Although its origins are not completely clear, we do know that it is a dish that beautifully demonstrates the fusion of cultures in South Africa with...

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Apartheid in South Africa – The Long Walk to Freedom

A history lesson on the evolution of a democracy - through travel The late Nelson Mandela is synonymous with the end of Apartheid in South Africa and the new democracy. His autobiography, ‘A long walk to freedom’, shares his life story, but more than that takes us on a journey through...

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Africa’s Business lessons for MBA students

“…the first principle of business success is identifying the needs of the society and then directly or indirectly filling those needs. “, Dr John Demartini, The Basic Principals of Business Africa is an emergent economy. It has proven a continent of great opportunities, with growth and potential for business. But Africa...

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Cape Malay cooking class: Evening in Jasmina’s kitchen

One of our favorite cultural immersive experiences is a Cape Malay cooking class, situated in the area called Bo-Kaap. Your first experience with the Bo-Kaap will always be memorable. Captivating all your senses, the suburb at the top of the hill shows off its diversity through its colourful buildings –...

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What is a South African ‘braai’?

Lighting up a fire to cook a meal is very much part of the South African way of life. But if you look a little further, you will find it is actually part of most African cultures. In fact, it may well be the one thing that connects Africans –...

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Things to do in Cape Town for Students

There are many ways to explore Cape Town, but to interact with the beautiful city’s people and surroundings is the best way. To see things you normally wouldn’t see during your travels and experience, take the educational route and learn more about the city’s people, its past and everyday life....

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Plans to preserve Kenya’s Maasai Mara

The Maasai Mara is the brightest jewel in Kenya’s tourism crown, but its gleaming reputation is often marred by too many visitors, overcrowded trading centres, and high numbers of unregulated camps and lodges. In order to better protect this natural heritage and improve the tourism experience, a new collaborative partnership...

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Explore The Springbok Experience Rugby Museum

It’s Rugby World Cup 2015. As a nation once divided by race, and then united in the cry of “Bokke!” - this is our mecca. Many a nation has called our passion a religion, and they aren’t far off. Our skin colour may differ, but our blood pumps green and...

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