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  • Locations: Windhoek, Namibia
  • Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 02/15/2019 03/01/2019 TBA TBA
Program Description:
Story of Earth, Story of Us: Namibia, Africa

Saturday, May 12, 2018 -- Saturday, May 26, 2018

Ritter Safaris Namibia (map)

Overview: In partnership with Xavier's Study Abroad, this expedition takes us to the edge of Namibia's Kalahari. With Dr. Leon Chartrand as our primary guide and instructor, we live on a 40,000 acre safari ranch for eight days, hosted by the Ritter Family and Ritter Safaris. In addition, we visit 1,000 year old human footprints via ATV safaris. We hike to the top of a massive sand dune and reflect upon the resiliency of life and how it makes a living here. We walk with San bushmen on a foot safari to learn about medicinal plants and animal-tracking. We learn from indigenous Namibians by working alongside them in gardens and with cattle. We also will take vehicle safaris to see giraffes and elephants, and stand behind an earthen blind to observe lions feeding.[Large mammal migration, Namibia]Large mammal migration, Namibia

Credits: 6 CORE Credits. THEO 332: "Sacred Ground and the New Cosmology" (counts as THEO 200-Theo Perspectives OR Gen Humanities Elective, ER/S, Enviro Science, Peace Studies, Gen Humanities or Free electives) and THEO 388: "Wilderness & Religious Imagination" " (counts as THEO 200-Theo Perspectives OR Gen Humanities Elective, ER/S, Enviro Science, Peace Studies, Gen Humanities or Free electives). 

Enrollment: Max 14 | Adventure Level: 2

Security Deposit: To secure spot, a $1000 nonrefundable deposit is due Jan 8, 2018, but the earlier deposit is submitted the better, as spaces are limited. Also, note deposit is included within Program Fee. Once deposit is applied, $1000 will be deducted from Program Fee listed below. 

Costs: $6,328 Program Fee is all inclusive. It includes 6 credit hours of tuition, which is approximately ~$2,778 ($463/hr x 6 hrs) + $3,550 all inclusive travel, which includes commercial airfare, lodging, ground transportation, safaris, lion-feeding, Khoisan/San guide fees, wildlife preserve fees, meals, beverages, travel insur., etc. Note: 2018 costs are approximate. Estimates based on 2017 increases/year and are subject to +/- 1% change. Security deposit will be deducted from total Program Fee amount once deposit is submitted.  

For more information:
https://xavierexpeditions.com/upcoming-expeditions/2018/5/11/story-of-earth-story-of-us-namibia-africa