- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Destination: South Africa
- Program Delivery: Residential
- Session Start: July
- Session Length: Two Weeks
- Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Community Service
- Sub-Categories: Youth Outreach, Literacy
- Selective: No
- Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
Discover the heart of this amazing country by combining days of meaningful service projects with journeys through South Africa's major cities and awe-inspiring wilderness and game parks.
Meaningful service projects, thrilling adventures, and an abundance of wildlife come together on our South Africa program to give you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make a difference and reshape your worldview. Our goal will be to get in touch with the heart of this amazing country by working with conservation experts and marine ecologists to learn more about South Africa’s natural beauty, wildlife, and conservation practices. On this program we will discover everything South Africa has to offer while exploring the major cities, stunning country-side, and mind-blowing game parks.
For our service project we will work together to build a playground at a local school in one of the many villages dotting the area. The new playground will have a huge impact on the community and also show us what a difference we can make! Your efforts will be rewarded with the meaningful friendships and connections you’ll form with the locals along the way and the sense of accomplishment you’ll feel when you have completed the project.
In addition to our service work, we will have plenty of adventures, including learning to surf, spotting the Big Five on an exciting safari through a world-famous game park, ziplining, hiking, riding horses, whale watching, swimming with sharks, and more!