Department of Geography and the Environment

UT Austin Students on Why Study Abroad, and Why Africa

Wed, June 26, 2013
Night Lights: Photo by Marshall Nolen, UT Undergrad
Night Lights: Photo by Marshall Nolen, UT Undergrad

Who chooses a Faculty-led Study Abroad program, how do they fund the trip, and what do they get out it? Get the answers straight from the source! Students currently in the field share their experience with Geography & the Environment’s course in Botswana (“Climate Change, Ecosystems, and Human Dynamics”). Follow their blog to see current adventures. From lion sightings in Modisa to San Bushmen walks in the Kalahari, students enjoy a wild summer while getting field experience and college credit. Go siame!

Check out profiles here and here of this year’s students including their motivation to study in Africa, major, and their many sources of support from UT Austin. 


Team 2013: Photo by Thomas Christiansen, UT Austin Grad Student

Also, check out the 2012 alumni reflections on what they learned in the course and what life is like “in the bush” in this youtube video (below) and this article. This program truly embodies the spirit of UT, What starts here changes the world!

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