This course gives students an immersive experience into South Africa's rapidly developing human population while it strives to preserve and conserve its natural heritage and biodiversity for future generations. The program addresses the geopolitical and socio-economic aspects of South Africa's human development by visiting local townships, District 6, Robben's Island, and Isipho HIV/AIDS project.

Students will also be exposed to South Africa's biodiversity, both marine and terrestrial and learn about how the country is preserving their unique ecosystems. They will experience first-hand wildlife management and conservation in practice while staying in the Amakhala Game Reserve, and may take part in activities such rhino dehorning, wildlife relocation, and anti-poaching strategies.