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Namibia: African History, Cultures and the Environment: STUDY ABROAD info session

Namibia: African History, Cultures and the Environment: STUDY ABROAD info session

Date and Time

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location

  • Lake Ontario Hall » 167 - Conference Room

Description

Interested in studying abroad in Namibia on the African History, Cultures and the Environment program?

Attend this upcoming info session! 

About the program:

Windhoek, Namibia — The country of Namibia boasts a well maintained infrastructure serving a large tourism industry catering to predominantly European and German markets. But what makes Namibia attractive is its wide variety of landscapes and ecosystems, ranging from woodlands and African savanna to true deserts with the world’s tallest sand dunes. Across this diverse region, numerous ethnic groups have maintained many of their traditions and many continue to live as their ancestors did hundreds of years ago such as the Himba and the San people.
 
In Namibia, students can experience a sense of solitude and serenity under the vast, open expanses of its stunning landscapes where the “deafening” silence is all encompassing. This unique program gives students an insight into the fascinating diversity of Africa’s ecosystems and wildlife, cultures and complex history. Students will spend 3 weeks at the University of Namibia (UNAM) in Windhoek, after which they will go on to enjoy 2 weeks of adventure, traveling and camping across diverse ecosystems; visiting conservation sites, historic sites and wildlife conservation projects. The final week of the program will be spent at the UNAM campus.
 
Highlights: 
 
- Tour of historic sites in the city of Windhoek, visit to black township of Katutura, open air market, Independence Memorial Museum and Namibia Genocide Memorials
- Travel to Damaraland, visit Damara Living Museum, track desert elephants, and visit African villages
- Visit a Cheetah Conservation and wildlife management education center in Otjiewarongo
- Visit Etosha National Park (one of the greatest game parks in Africa), Safari tour/drive through and learn about ecotourism and community wildlife conservation
- Travel to the Sand Dunes of Soussusvlei, Sesriem Canyon and Namib-Naukluft
- Optional adventure excursions including dune surfing, sea kayaking and whale watching

Information

gvsu.edu/studyabroad/search-details.htm?programId=50D58639-E6A5-6FD9-74195099BFACF8A3

Contact

Steeve Buckridge
Area and Global Studies
Lake Ontario Hall 105
616-331-8550
buckrids@gvsu.edu

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