Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Grahamstown, South Africa
- Program Terms: Winter Intersession
- Budget Sheets: Winter Intersession
The course is designed to educate students in the role of maintaining biodiversity and use of conservation practices that will have ramifications throughout the society. South Africa is a wonderful laboratory to study this, as this is an emerging nation. It has just been over twenty years since apartheid and the country is moving forward to incorporate environmental concerns into a society that is shifting and trying to develop new societal and cultural norms. As students travel through the country, they will begin to see the role of biodiversity and conservation in the society and its role for change.
We will study the role of biodiversity and conservation different vegetation regions and associated animal populations found in the Eastern Cape region of South Africa. Students will learn about the biodiversity and conservation practices found in the Eastern Cape. Students will also visit a number of South African National Parks and nature reserves. Students will also observe restoration of field sites and observe sustainable agriculture practices. Students will have lectures and discussions regarding conservation and biodiversity practices in relation to cultural practices in South Africa.
Program Capacity: 8
Required Credits: 3
Open to Juniors
Student Accommodations will consist of National Park Rooms located in traveled areas
January 3, 2020 - January 21, 2020
Health & Safety Abroad:
Students should review the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for complete information regarding the health concerns and vaccine recommendations specific to South Africa. Students should also review the U.S. State Department’s consular information website for complete information on safety and security.
All information subject to change - Roger Williams University reserves the right to cancel any faculty-led program offered during the academic year for insufficient enrollment or for any other reason. These reasons may include safety and security concerns at the program location. Should it prove necessary to do so, the School will promptly notify all registrants.