The East Africa gap year program explores the majesty, cultures, and challenges of three East African nations: Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania. This program gives unparalleled access and opportunity to learn from and work alongside leaders in the spheres of education, wildlife biology, renewable energy, and public health. In this fascinating expanse of Africa, we will witness the unforgettable landscape and exquisite fauna of the savanna while engaging with local culture and communities. Never again will you look at education the same way!
Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania
September 1 - November 9
*Airfare for international and in-country flights additional
- Work at a Rhino Sanctuary and Witness the Efforts in Place to Protect Africa's Sacred Animals
- Whitewater Raft the Exhilarating Nile River
- Discover the History of Zanzibar's Stone Town and Swim in the Turquoise Waters
- Search for the "Big Five" African Animals while on Safari in Serengeti National Park
- Study Education by Living with Students at East Africa's First Free All-Female Secondary School
- Construct and Install Solar Power Systems into Rural Kenyan Homes
- Shadow Nurses in a Maasai Health Clinic to Compare Traditional and Contemporary Medicine.
Education and Public Health
Study education by living with students at East Africa’s first free all-female secondary school in Kenya. Pair up to shadow one of the students in her day to day studies and activities. Hear the girl’s life stories and what brought them to the school, as well as their hopes and dreams for the future. In cooperation with community leaders of a small indigenous Maasai community, learn about the struggle for health care in the region. Shadow Nurses in the health clinic to compare traditional and contemporary medicine.
Wildlife Conservation & Environmental Study
Join biologists and rangers at a rhino sanctuary to witness the efforts in place to protect Africa’s sacred rhinos. Learn to track and monitor the animals day and night, help with animal rehabilitation efforts, and take part in community outreach educating local youth about conservation efforts. Be a part of an impactful initiative established to bring solar power to the homes of households in Kajiado County who do not yet have access to electricity.
Tackle the exciting rapids of the mighty Nile River with expert whitewater rafting guides in Jinja. Snorkel in the warm waters off Zanzibar’s white sand beaches and discover the history of its Stone Town, admiring its unique architecture which reflect the diverse influences underlying Swahili culture.
Have questions? Speak to one of our Program Directors, give them a call at (415) 332.5075 , they love talking about their trips!