My six-week experience took place in various parts of Tanzania. We spent most of our time learning and reflecting on subjects like conservation and ethics. We went to Dar es Salaam, Morogoro, Udzungwa, Mikimi, and Kilwa to see real life examples of these subjects.
The experience was important for me because it expanded my views of cultural diversity and solidified my interest for studying geography.
My time in the classroom helped me abroad by introducing aspects of history, geography, environmental management, and even ethics of climate change. There were many points where these subjects proved helpful while abroad in Tanzania.
This experience taught me how to work hard and to stay persistent in my interests. This hard work along with my interest in the continent will play a big role in my future plans. In fact, I will be heading back to Africa with another Parks and People program in South Africa next spring.