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Zambia - Service Learning and Culture

Zambia Service Learning



$1,000 Global Advantage Scholarship Available

Application Deadline Extended: Apply by March 27

Program Sheet:  Zambia 2017.pdf

The Country 

The Republic of Zambia is a landlocked country in the southern part of the African continent rich with cultural traditions and incredible natural beauty including the world’s largest waterfall, Victoria Falls.  Before Zambia got its name it was formally known as Northern Rhodesia. The name Zambia comes from the Zambezi River which flows along the border and is the fourth largest river in the world. There are approximately 70 ethnic groups (and 72 spoken languages) in Zambia, many of which still practice their own traditions.  

The Program

During your project, you will be based in Livingstone, Zambia near the beautiful Victoria Falls. Our partner in Zambia is Kaya Responsible Travel. Kaya specializes in providing meaningful travel experiences for both individuals and groups. Their mission is to promote sustainable social, environmental and economic development, empower communities and cultivate educated, compassionate global citizens through responsible travel. Students will work with local community partners doing a combination of work on a sports development and eco-brick building project. During the sports development project students help to promote health education and team building; during the eco-brick project students will make houses and buildings out of recycled plastic bottles.

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Program Highlights
• All meals (except on free days)
• Accommodation in guest house
• Safari game drive
• Dinner cruise on the Zambezi River
• Victoria Falls tour
• Township tour
• All fees and permits for all locations in itinerary
• Cultural immersion events such as drumming lessons, dance lessons, Q &As with locals

Tentative Program Itinerary:
Day 1: Sun - Arrive in Livingstone
Day 2: Mon - Orientation We will also have some free time to explore the village and visit local shops or markets.
Day 3-6: Tues -Fri - Project Work:For the rest of this week we will spend our days working on our volunteer projects. We will travel together to the sites where we carry out our building work and return to our guest house at the end of each. Our mornings will be spent focusing on developing sports programs and games with the local schools and helping to get the students involved. Our afternoons will be primarily focused on the eco-brick building project where we will assist locals to build houses.Some afternoons we will help at the local school to do a few pickup games with the children or run an arts or reading club for them. In the evenings we will have some time to relax and reflect on the day before enjoying a group dinner.
Day 7: Sat- Safari Game Drive, Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. The park is a UNESCO world heritage site.
Day 8: Sun – Free Day
Day 9-13 Mon-Fri - Project Work
Day 13 Sat - Victoria Falls; the world’s largest waterfall with the largest sheet of falling water at any time. Group dinner and sunset cruise on the
Zambezi River
Day 14: Departure 

The Course: GLS-120 Education Experience Abroad

Program Fee: $4,100
$1,000 Global Advantage Scholarship Available 

Included: 
  • Round trip airfare 
  • Housing
  • Most Meals
  • Insurance 
  • In-country excursions
  • Visa fee
Not included: 
  • Tuition, 3 credits (Summer 2017) 
  • Passport Fee
  • Personal spending money 

Faculty Leader: 
Jeff Sherman, Faculty - Sociology
Social Sciences
Cedar Hall room 1025
Email:  jsherma@kirkwood.edu