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Conservation Global offers custom environmental courses for students in undergraduate and masters programs.
We are able to offer a variety of courses, including Policy and Practice of Sustainable Development, Wildlife Management, Conservation Biology, Sustainable Business Practices, Conservation Ecology, and a variety of Pre-Veterinary courses. We can tailor these courses to meet the needs of a specific program.
All of our programs are approached in an interdisciplinary manner, benefiting from the diversity of flora, fauna, and culture in the region.
Depending on the course, students will spend all of their time in the Garden Route region in one of our eclectic student housing options, or if the course includes a comparative urban perspective, students will spend part of their time in Cape Town.
My week spent on Gondwana Game Reserve with Conservation Global was one of the most memorable experiences of my life. I was fortunate enough to travel to South Africa with Franklin University Switzerland on academic travel in the spring of 2015. Bonding with the staff and learning about the animals in their natural environment made for one incredible week. Each day was filled with activities and lectures that were as entertaining as they were educational. As a group we had a lecture in the morning either from a member of the knowledge staff or from a local expert. We learned about native bee populations and were treated to honey samples from the region and were given a demonstration on the practice of tagging and tracking animals on the reserve. Perhaps the most memorable was when we were taught how to properly handle a tranquilizer gun and had a competition to see who could get a bullseye! After the morning lecture, the group would split up for the safari in which the staff took great care to make sure we saw as many animals as possible. Later in the afternoon we would regroup for a drink and to admire the scenery. I have the utmost respect for Conservation Global and the work they are doing—hoping to return to South Africa soon!
The South Africa travel was the most incredible experience of life!! With Conservation Global’s help, I experienced memories that will last a lifetime. From learning about sustainability in townships and wildlife conservatory at game reserves, to the social and economic issues that South Africa struggles with today, Conservation Global allowed me to be enthusiastic and engaged throughout our trip, as well as encouraged me to think about how my relationship with nature and the environment will affect future generations for years to come.