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South Africa - Geology and Agriculture

July 7 to July 24, 2018 



Apply by December 15, 2017

The Courses
: PHS-180 Evolution of the Earth and GLS-120 Education Experience Abroad  

The Destination: Mpumalanga, South Africa 
Nicknamed "the land where the sun rises" Mpumalanga is considered to be one of the most geographically diverse and unbelievably beautiful provinces in South Africa. People are drawn to Mpumalanga by the magnificent scenery, by the fauna and flora and by the saga of the 1870s gold rush era and a wealth of fascinating tribal legends. Mountains, panoramic passes, valleys, rivers, waterfalls and forests characterize the landscape.

The province lies in the east of South Africa, north of KwaZulu-Natal and bordering Swaziland and Mozambique. In the northeast, the land rises towards mountain peaks and then terminates in an immense escarpment. In some places, this escarpment plunges hundreds of  feet down to the low-lying area known as the Lowveld. This is also Big Game Country, the setting for dozens of sanctuaries teeming with wildlife. 

The Experience Highlights: 
  • Kruger National Park (stay inside the park!) 
  • Excursions to Blyde River Canyon (world 3rd highest canyon) and Bourke's Potholes 
  • Experience South African Culture and Agriculture Practices 
  • The Geo Trail 
  • Interact and learn with University students from South Africa 

Estimated Program Fee: $3,900
($1,000 Global Advantage Scholarship for Qualified Students) 

Includes:
  • Round Trip Airfare 
  • Housing 
  • Some meals 
  • Health Insurance 
  • Cultural Excursions 
Does Not Include: 
  • Tuition for Summer 2018 credits 
  • Personal Expenses
  • Passport Fee 
Faculty Contacts: 
Fred Ochs. Professor, Math/Science 
fred.ochs@kirkwood.edu 

James Jordan, Professor Agriculture 
james.jordan@kirkwood.edu