Skip to content

Programs : Brochure

  • Locations: Damaraland, Namibia; Etosha National Park, Namibia; Kalahari Desert, Bostwana; Namib Desert, Namibia; Okavango Delta, Botswana
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

Please contact Emory College Study Abroad for more information.
Program Description:

Overview

 

Overview

  • Be immersed in an interdisciplinary approach to global environmental issues and connections through this field course in two countries in southern Africa: Namibia and Botswana
  • Analyze and integrate the ecological, social, political, and economic aspects of the systems under study while visiting vastly different ecosystems from the Namib Desert to the Okavango Delta
  • Stay in bungalows and campsites in some of the most beautiful locations on earth while earning six credit hours of courses through the Environmental Sciences department (though individuals of any major may participate and learn through this trip!)
  • Spend three weeks in Namibia and one week in Botswana with your peers and study in locations such as Etosha National Park, Damaraland, the Namib Desert, the Okavango Delta, and the Kalahari Desert
 

Location

 

Location

  • Namibia is characterized by extensive pristine areas and a significant presence of wildlife with the Namib Desert in the west of the country and the Kalahari Desert in the east
  • Namibia has the second lowest population density of any country in the world, after Mongolia in Central Asia
  • Botswana is one of the most stable and prosperous countries in Africa and contains strikingly different ecosystems, from the desert covering nearly 70% of the country to one of the largest inland deltas in the world
  • A highlight of Namibia are its striking and enormous sand dunes near Sossusvlei, considered one of the most photographed areas in Southern Africa
  • With ecotourism comprising a large portion of the local economy, Botswana’s land is close to 20% wildlife parks, allowing for conservation of the many species contained therein
  • Both Namibia and Botswana have populations of just over 2 million people, less than the population of metro Atlanta!
 

Application Process

 

Application Process

Application Deadlines: Applications will be accepted starting December 15.  The application deadline is February 15.  Emory College Study Abroad encourages students to submit their applications as early as possible, as some programs reach capacity by the end of January.

Acceptance Process: This program accepts applications on a rolling basis.
 

Dates

 

Dates

June 16 - July 13, 2018 (The official program dates are the arrival and departure dates for the program)
 

Eligibility

 

Eligibility

  • Students must meet the regular Emory College Study Abroad eligibility requirements in addition to the following program-specific requirements:
    • Visiting students from other institutions are welcome to apply
    • Cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher
 
 

Academics

 

Academics

All program participants take one course worth 6 Emory credit hours.

ENVS 446: Field Studies, Southern Africa
Description: 6 credit hours. (Lawrence Wilson)
 
  • Cover topics relevant to Namibia such as wildlife in parks, the impact of people on parks, community-based conservation initiatives, the role of tourism in the economy, scarcity of resources, and the role of local and international institutions in the protection of endangered cultures and animal species
  • Study the evolution and ecology of Botswana through the environmental issues associated with the contemporary human use of this system as well as the ongoing initiatives to protect it
 

Housing

 

Housing

Accommodations are provided in bungalows and campsites.
 

Cost and Funding

 

Cost and Funding

A full description of the program costs and billing procedures is described in the budget sheet

Emory undergraduate students who qualify are considered by the Office of Financial Aid for a summer aid award after registration in summer study abroad classes. The amount of the award depends on the number of credits and current financial aid package. Students currently receiving financial aid from Emory are typically eligible. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for information about specific awards. Emory Scholars are informed separately about the procedures for Scholars Summer Study Abroad awards. Emory University Employee Courtesy Scholarships may be applied to the academic fee portion of the summer study abroad program's cost. For more information, please see Summer Study Abroad Scholarships.
 

Policies

 

Policies

Each summer study abroad program will have at least one mandatory pre-departure orientation session and/or other pre-departure activities for accepted program participants. The Program Director will contact program participants with details.  Emory College Study Abroad will also offer a mandatory general pre-departure orientation in mid-April.

Summer Study Abroad Refund Policy
Summer Study Abroad Information for Visiting Students  
 

Contacts

 

Contacts

Dr. Larry Wilson
Program Director
lwilso3@emory.edu

Kate Dawson
Summer Study Abroad Advisor
Emory College Study Abroad
404-727-2240
kate.dawson@emory.edu



This program is currently not accepting applications.