Information Session for IUP Study Abroad Africa 2013

Posted on 10/16/2012 3:14:43 PM

Elephants at dawnOn Thursday, October 25, 2012, the Biology and English departments will present an information session on the planned Summer 2013 study abroad travel class in southern Africa.

The information session will consist of a short slide presentation by Carl Luciano (Biology) followed by an opportunity for Q&A with Luciano and Adrian Wisnicki (English). The information session will be held in Weyandt Hall, room 6, at 7:30 p.m. Anyone who is interested in the study abroad travel (students, faculty, family, friends) is invited to attend.

The proposed study abroad travel class will include about three weeks in late July and early August 2013 (exact dates dependent on summer schedule and on availability of accommodations). We plan to visit national/provincial parks, wildlife reserves, and a private game ranch to learn about the biology as well as the business of wildlife in the Republic of South Africa and the Kingdom of Swaziland. We will also give significant attention to the culture, history, and literature of the areas we visit.

School group in AfricaOur proposed itinerary includes Johannesburg, Kruger National park, Hlane Royal National Park, and various sites in Limpopo Province. We also plan to visit the fynbos region around the Cape Peninsula along with cultural activities in and around Cape Town, South Africa’s “Mother City.”

Please contact Luciano at or 724-357-2352, or Wisnicki at for more information, or see the course website.