Posted: December 8, 2022

If you have an interest in studying abroad and wildlife, consider applying for WFS 499, meeting in the spring semester and traveling for approximately 2 weeks in May after finals.

This course is 1.25 credits in the spring semester and 0.25 credits in Maymester. You will travel as a class to South Africa from May 20 - June 1, 2023. Your first few days will be in Johannesburg, then 4 days in Kruger National Park, followed by 4 days in Makhanda.

EF Tours is coordinating the itinerary, which is scheduled to include:

  • Tour of Johannesburg
  • Apartheid Museum
  • UNESCO World Heritage Cradle of Humankind
  • Sterkfontein Caves
  • Kruger National Park
  • Blyde River Canyon
  • God's Window cliffs
  • Bourke's Luck Potholes
  • Pilgrams Rest
  • Walking tour and local school visit in traditional Shangaan village
  • Safari experience
  • Fisheries experience
  • Morning bush walk
  • Makhanda
  • Research and exploration with SAIAB - South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity

If you are interested or have questions please email Ketja Lingenfelter at or Dr. Stauffer at for the application. This is the last opportunity to apply - the application deadline has been extended until December 12.