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    ARCC Gap | East Africa: Kenya, Tanzania & Uganda

    ARCC Gap | East Africa: Kenya, Tanzania & Uganda


    • Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
    • Destinations: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Program Length: Semester
    • Start Month: September
    • Category: Travel/Cultural Immersion
    • Selective: Yes
    • Gender: Coed
    • Ages: 17, 18, 19+, 19
    • Accreditation: Gap Year Association - Program
    • Minimum Cost: $10,000 - $20,000
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    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