Faculty-Led Programs in Africa

At Roots, we are passionate about creating academic experiences in Africa that are both highly valuable for students and impactful on the ground. Apart from hosting individual students on internships and research programs, we also facilitate faculty-led programs across Sub Saharan Africa. These programs are fully customised to meet the desired focus areas and learning outcomes of each group. With all faculty-led programs, we strive for a healthy balance between theory and practice, we ensure meaningful cultural exchange, and we offer expert guidance on the ground.

Academic Focus Areas

You can find two examples of specific faculty-led programs below. One allows students to explore relevant topics around climate change, biodiversity, and food security in South Africa and Zambia. The other focuses on the role visual media can play in social development programs in a South African context. We can facilitate these programs for any group size, and with any necessary adjustments. But we also design fully tailor-made programs that can have any of the following focus areas;

  • Sociology, psychology, and pedagogy
  • Sustainable development
  • Gender equality and women’s empowerment
  • Social development
  • Nonprofit management
  • Business development and entrepreneurship
  • Environmental management
  • Wildlife conservation

Program Support 

We’ll design the full program for you, including all logistics, so that your group can focus fully on getting the most out of the experience. We’ll provide the following:

  • A fully tailor-made program according to your desired learning outcomes
  • Academic guidance on the ground, where needed
  • All accommodation and meals
  • All on the ground projects and necessary equipment
  • Airport transfers and all other transport on the ground
  • An orientation program on arrival
  • Any additional sightseeing trips you may wish to add

For more information, or for a customised group itinerary, please get in touch!

Climate Change Academic Program

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Climate Change Academic Program

Fully customisable

Cape Town (South Africa), Livingstone (Zambia)

Climate change, Sustainability, Eco education

Customizable academic program exploring environmental issues in an African context.

Academic Photography Program

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Academic Photography Program

Fully customisable

Cape Town, South Africa

The role of photography in social development & nonprofit photography

Exciting faculty-led program in Africa exploring the role of photography in social development.