Overview

The East Africa Gap Program explores the majesty, cultures, and challenges of three East African nations: Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. We take advantage of our unparalleled access and gain a unique education on this fascinating expanse of Africa. 

Seeing the eager smiling faces in a Masai primary school while teaching English in an overcrowded classroom with limited school supplies, we feel the scarcity of education. Tromping through the equatorial rainforest with wildlife biologists, surveying habitat for endangered species, we witness the environmental struggle. Sitting down to interview leaders from an all woman’s community co-op set up to bring personal and financial independence, we see a solution. Building a soccer field hand in hand with local players, converting an old dirt lot into a community centerpiece, we feel the power of service. Witnessing a family of elephants trek through the savanna of the Masai Mara at sunrise, we experience one of life’s unforgettable moments. Never again will you look at education in quite the same way!

Program Highlights

Work at a Rhino Sanctuary and Witness the Efforts in Place to Protect Africa’s Sacred Animals

Study Education by Living with Students at East Africa’s First Free All-Female Secondary School

Whitewater Raft the Exhilarating Nile River

Construct and Install Solar Power Systems into Rural Tanzanian Homes

Volunteer in a Shelter for Disadvantaged Women and Children

Shadow Nurses in a Maasai Health Clinic to Compare Traditional and Contemporary Medicine

Research Pristine Island Habitats and Partner with the Department of Forestry in Zanzibar

Search for the “Big Five” African Animals while on Safari in the Masai Mara National Park

Cost and Session Information

Dates: September 10 – December 8

Duration: 90 days

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