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Contemporary East African Society and Conservation

This course is an immersive experience in Term 4 (January to early February), including travel to Uganda.

This course immerses George School students in Ugandan life by enrolling in courses taught by George School faculty at Awegys Secondary School in Kigo, Uganda. Students attend school with their Ugandan peers over a 3-week period, working collaboratively on inquiry-based, interdisciplinary projects that expose both cohorts of students to opinions and experiences outside their own. Broadly, students take courses in science and the humanities that focus on the intersection of the human condition and the ecological stability of East Africa. Students also partake in meaningful service work determined by our host’s needs and wants. All courses are complemented by co-curricular activities and excursions outside the school to enhance classroom learning and provide intercultural understanding. Students will also participate in real-world, hands-on ecological field work studying gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and lions and hippos in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Students earn 1 credit in science, 1 credit in history, and fulfill their service requirement.

Min-Max Credit Hours: 2.0-2.0