Program Details

Training and experience in anthropological research methods. Eight-day homestay in a rural Malawian village. Courses in Chichewa language. Guided tours of Lilongwe city markets. Hiking the escarpment of the Great Rift Valley. Two-day safari at Liwonde Nat
Location:
Lilongwe, Malawi
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
This two and half week study abroad program offers high school juniors and seniors the unique and transformative opportunity to explore, research, and experience life in the southern African country of Malawi.

Training and experience in anthropological research methods. Eight-day homestay in a rural Malawian village. Courses in Chichewa language. Guided tours of Lilongwe city markets. Hiking the escarpment of the Great Rift Valley. Two-day safari at Liwonde National Park. Seminars by local experts on sustainable agriculture, language, economics, culture, history, religion, and public health. Community-service work on rural irrigation projects aimed at improving food security.

The seminar provides a rare opportunity for high school students to complete university level field research on a topic of their interest. Students are trained in anthropological research methods such as community mapping, interviewing, photography, and taking field notes. With its combination of adventure and academics, the seminar prepares you for college and while also working to bring sustainable and locally driven change to Malawi.
Setting Description:
Rural village.
Cost:
Tuition is $3,975, which includes all in-country travel, meals, lodging, and fees, travel health insurance, all lectures and educational activities, Chichewa language instruction, all museum admission fees, and a two-night safari to Liwonde National Park. Additional fees (not included in the price of tuition) include airfare from the US to Lilongwe, Malawi (approx. $1,850 to $2,100), required vaccinations for Hepatitis A, Typhoid, and malaria prophylaxis (approx. $150 each), and textbook ($15)

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