Sierra Nevada University Service Learning Trip to South Africa


for both students & community members

Join us this May and June on the Sierra Nevada University South Africa trip which includes spending time in Cape Town and Kruger National Park. You can earn up to 9 SNU credits!

This year Sierra Nevada University students and lifelong learners will continue working with the South African National Parks and Southern African Wildlife College, and will be researching and implementing data-driven conservation and community based natural resource management projects, in order to further conservation and environmental protection in the region.


The students will also be supporting local schools.  Please consider joining a community initiative that supports 4 pre-schools, several elementary schools and secondary schools, 2 day care centers, community and school gardens, and a handicapped care center.

If you would like to join this trip, please contact  If you would like to support a specific student or a specific project, please click Donate below.  After you choose the amount that you would like to donate, CLICK WRITE A NOTE, and you will be able to add a note designating your donation to the cause of your choice.

Thank You. Your donations make a big difference!

More information about the trip: 

Have you ever thought of volunteering and studying in Africa?  Are you looking for a life changing experience? Don’t miss this chance to reserve your spot.

May 21- June 7th

Fees $2800 (Accommodations, Ground Transportation & Fuel, 1-2 Meals Per Day, Park Fees, Museums, Game Drives)

Airfare $1000 (approximately)

Tuition or audit fee (please ask)

1. Courses offered for credit or audit:

  • Conservation Photography (ENVS 360)

  • African Development Economics (INTB 480)

  • Service Learning (INTL 300)


2.  Itinerary (subject to change):

Thurs 5/21/2020

Cape Town - Icon Luxury  Apartments

Arrive and transport

Fri 5/22/2020

Cape Town - Icon Luxury  Apartments

Hike Lion's Head, botanical gardens, evening class discussions

Sat 5/23/2020

Cape Town - Icon Luxury  Apartments

Cape Tour - Cape of Good Hope, Simon's Town, Township, Boulder's Beach, Penguins

Sun 5/24/2020

Cape Town - Icon Luxury  Apartments

Localized - hiking, bird reserve, surf, museum, course work

Mon 5/25/2020

Southern African Wildlife College

Fly to Johannesburg, drive to Wildlife College

Tues 5/26/2020

Southern African Wildlife College

Weds 5/27/2020

Southern African Wildlife College

Wildlife rehab center, Cheetah rehab center

Thurs 5/28/2020

Kruger NP - Tamboti

Morning game drive - grocery shopping, drive to Tamboti

Fri 5/29/2020

Kruger NP - Tamboti

Service learning, evening game drive

Sat 5/30/2020

Kruger NP - Tamboti

Service learning, evening game drive

Sun 5/31/2020

Kruger NP - Skukuza

Drive to Skukuza

Mon 6/1/2020

Kruger NP - Skukuza

Game drives - S1, class time

Tues 6/2/2020

Kruger NP - Skukuza

Morning and evening game drives, class time

Weds 6/3/2020

Kruger NP - Olifants

Drive to Olifants, stop at Satara, bridge at Olifants River, overlook

Thurs 6/4/2020

Kruger NP - Olifants

Elephant museum, presentation at Letaba

Fri 6/5/2020


Drive to Nourish

Sat 6/6/2020

Cape Town - Icon Luxury  Apartments

Drive to Johannesburg, fly to Cape Town

Sun 6/7/2020

Cape Town - Icon Luxury  Apartments

Optional white shark dive, Stellenbosch tour, etc.

Mon 6/8/2020

Cape Town - Icon Luxury  Apartments