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  • Locations: Limpopo, South Africa
  • Program Time Abroad: August, Fall, May, Spring, Summer 1, Summer 10-Week, Summer 2, Winter Break
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: GVI 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
May 2021 10/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Winter Break 2021 10/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2021 10/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 1 2021 02/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2 2021 02/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 10-Week 2021 02/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2021 03/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
August 2021 03/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Affiliate Provider, Volunteer Click here for a definition of this term Academic Area: Agriculture and Life Sciences, Geosciences - Environmental Sciences, Geosciences - Geography, Liberal Arts, Science - Biology
Click here for a definition of this term Language of instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Primary Contact: Affiliate Provider & Exchange Advising (tcabroad@tamu.edu)
Housing: Dormitory Classification: Freshman, Grad Student, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Description:
Big Five Conservation in Limpopo, South Africa
Travel to a private Big Five game reserve in South Africa and volunteer alongside an international team assisting in vital conservation work.
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Learn to track animals through the bushveld, study their behavior and get acquainted with charismatic game species such as lion, leopard, elephant and rhino.

From this location we offer short-term volunteering starting from 2 weeks. We also offer internships which would include one-on-one mentoring and training by expert GVI staff and on longer durations can lead to job placements. 

Volunteers can expect the following highlights on this program
  • Witness nature in its simplest form, from watching a lion take down its prey or newborn cheetah cubs playing, to a stand-off between two elephants. In the African bush you can never tell what you will find just around the corner…
  • Travel to the home of the Big Five in the South African bush, assisting our team’s important conservation research.
  • A real and unfiltered look into Africa’s incredible iconic wildlife. But unlike a tourist safari, you play an active and meaningful role in the research and long term conservation of South Africa’s natural resources in this stunning region of the world.
You will volunteer alongside an international team to collect vital behavioural data on reintroduced predators and large herbivores on a private game reserve.
Explore nearby regions to experience such breath-taking views as from the Blyde River Canyon in the Drakensberg Mountains 

No special skills or qualifications are required to join this program, as all training will be provided by our fully qualified field teams. All we ask is an enthusiasm to learn and become fully involved and immersed in this unique opportunity. Another aspect is our community work, where you will be expected to participate in educational days with local communities, highlighting the importance of conservation.

If applying for this program to obtain credit from an institution, GVI can supply learning outcomes and support in the application.
Risk assessment available upon request, please contact GVI for more details.


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Because GVI is an affiliate provider, Texas A&M students will receive a 10% discount, up to $500 USD on volunteer programs and internships