by Josh Hardcastle
On Friday, 12 Aggies and I will embark on a three-week study abroad trip in Namibia (which is located just above South Africa, for those of you who need clarification).
While abroad, we will be studying agricultural communications and technological change. Our group will also work with the University of Namibia as well as Gobabeb Desert Research Center and Cheetah Conservation Fund on some of their communications efforts.
Between our trips to these institutions, we Aggies will have the chance to visit several Namibian attractions including Etosha National Park. At Etosha, our group will get to do what everyone who travels to Africa wants to do – go on safari!
This being the reason I wanted to go to Namibia, I am quite excited about our stop at Etosha and hope to see my favorite animal, the giraffe, in its natural habitat.
Most of us going to Africa for the first time, we know little of what to expect on our trip but hope you all will join us here to learn of our new experiences in Africa. We are sure to have a great experience and hope you don’t miss out!
In just a few hours, our plane will take off, granted that our “seat backs and tray tables are in the locked and upright position.”
Africa, here we come!