African Safari where you get to work with animals October 08, 2017

By (Truman State University) - abroad from 05/14/2017 to 05/30/2017 with

Parawild Edu-Capture: Conservation and Wildlife Management in South Africa

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Yes!! I learned not only a lot about animals, game capture and conservation but also a lot about myself

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

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* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

didn't have any experience with healthcare. had to get malaria and typhoid vaccinations

* Safety:

living on a game farm, only threat was animals

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

i have never done anything like this in my life and it was the most unique experience I think I will ever have. I learned so much about animals and conservation!

Finances

* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)

only extra costs were food during travel

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Other
  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • working up close with wild animals
* What could be improved?
  • length of course
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? get a good camera, there are so many opportunities to get amazing pictures of animals

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.