Namibia, Africa

Namibia, Africa

Contact the Program Director

Dr. Dennis Wilson

Life Science Department
P:  480-654-7731
Office: RDM S - 264
dennis.wilson@mesacc.edu

 

A valid passport is required to travel abroad.  Passport Info Here

Program Location

Namibia is a country located on the western coast of Africa. Sharing borders with South Africa and Botswana to the east and Angola to the north, Namibia's landscape includes open grasslands, pans, dry riverbeds and dense woodlands. The oldest desert in the world, the Namib, along with the Kalahari, the largest desert; comprise two of the arid and semi-arid zones in the country's central region.

June 23-July 13, 2015

A trek through the wilds of Africa will probably be the single most adventurous and exciting thing that you will ever do!

In true safari style, you'll travel Namibia in 4x4 vehicles equipped with rooftop tents, learning about, exploring, and photographing Africa's amazing wildlife, breathtaking landscapes, and unique ecosystems.  With a mix of wilderness bush camping, rest camps, relaxing starlight campfires and BBQ's, with unique wildlife everywhere, this will be more than the adventure of a lifetime!

Estimated Program Costs

  • Program Fees:  TBA (due 3/27/15)
  • Includes cultural excursions, ground transportation,  lodging, most meals, and travel insurance.
  • Tuition: 7 credits
    • In-state: $84 per credit hour
    • Out-of-state: $204 per credit hour
    • Registration begins 1st Monday in March. Tuition due date will be listed in SIS.
  • Registration Fee: $15
  • Course Fees: $45
  • Airfare is NOT included: Estimated at $2,300
    • Your program director will provide you with instructions on purchasing airfare for your program. Only after you have received these instructions should you purchase airfare.
  • Most meals are included. 
  • Some meals NOT included:  Estimated at $30
  • Textbooks: Estimated at $TBA
  • Camping Equipment: See Gear Checklist
  • Passport Information 

Africa Program Excursions

Courses Offered (7 credits)

  • ART142: Digital Photography (3 cr); requires $35 lab fee
  • BIO105: Environmental Biology Lec/Lab (4 cr) [SQ]; requires $10 lab fee
  • Hybrid coursework required between June 1-June 18, 2015. Some face-to-face classes at MCC Red Mountain campus.

Dates to Remember

Title Date(s) More Information

General Information Sessions

Wednesdays: 6 - 6:45 pm
Sept. 10 &  24, 2014
Oct. 8 & 22, 2014
Nov. 5, 2014
Jan. 28 & Feb. 11, 2015

Thursdays: 1:30-2:15 pm

Sept. 11 & 25, 2014
Oct. 9 &  23, 2014
Nov. 6, 2014
Jan. 29 & Feb. 12, 2015

International Student Lounge

NU-6 building at Southern & Dobson campus

Financial aid specialist available at all Thursday sessions!

Scholarship Deadline

Friday, February 27, 2015

11:59 pm MST

Get information on financial aid, grants, and scholarships for study abroad here.

Program Application Deadline

Friday, February 27, 2015

Late applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Complete online application (coming soon!).

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Apply early to reserve your place! 

Payment Deadlines

Friday, March 27, 2015

Program Fee Deadline: March 27, 2015

Tuition Deadline: Listed in your Student Center

Mandatory Orientation

Saturday, April 11, 2015

9 am - 2 pm

Room LB145 in the Elsner Library at the Southern & Dobson campus.

You must attend the mandatory study abroad orientation. There may be additional required meetings for your specific program. Contact the Program Director for details.