South Africa: A reflection on my time abroad

As I reflect on my time in South Africa, I could not be more grateful for my experiences, adventures, friends I’ve made, and the knowledge I gained over the past four months. When I decided to comeĀ to this place, I struggled to imagine what study abroad would consist of and how I would grow as…

South Africa: Paying it Forward

After visiting the township, I spent a lot of time thinking about ways I could give back to this community. During a conversation with a classmate, I learned of an opportunity to join the Unity in Africa Foundation. As a volunteer, I have the chance to go into the township and work with the Bathandwa…

South Africa: A Cultural Adventure

South Africa’s landscape changes from place to place. There are rich and affluent areas, small towns, middle to upper class areas, and there are of course, the poorer areas where the streets are made of broken concrete and housing materials are scavenged from any available resources. This area is known as the township. These townships…

South African Safari

The first thing I wanted to do once I arrivedĀ in South Africa was to get up close and personal with the animals, so it was only right that my first activity be a safari. Early Saturday morning we traveled 45 minutes to Schotia private game reserve to take part in one of the most talked…

South Africa: A few stops prior to arriving

I’ve been in Port Elizabeth, South Africa for about a month now, but I must say that the journey to get here was quite interesting. Days before I left, I experienced numerous thoughts and emotions about leaving my comfort zone for 5 months. However, after much preparation and planning, things finally kicked off. I said…