In line with Virginia Tech’s focus on teaching and learning, research and discovery, and outreach and engagement, the program gives participants an opportunity to expand personal growth through working with Zambian students and teachers in high schools or colleges, immersion into the local socio-cultural environment to learn the context, trends and issues affecting education and skills development, and a service project benefiting the local community.

The program takes participants to the city of Livingstone, Zambia in Southern Africa. The city of Livingstone, which is Zambia's tourist capital because of the Victoria Falls and many other tourist attractions in and around the city, is the gateway to Zambia's southern neighbors (Zimbabwe, Namibia, and Botswana). Consequently, the program offers participants an opportunity to visit Botswana's Chobe National Park, known for its high concentration and diversity of wild life.

Course number (CRN)–name
3 – 6 Individualized Credit Hours

Travel dates
June 5, 2017 – July 3, 2017



Application deadline (Check with the program contact for possible deadline extensions)
February 5, 2017 (rolling admission)

Program fee

Payment deadline
$500 – due upon acceptance

$3,000 – March 4, 2017

$2,500 – April 1, 2017

Program contact
Dr. Bill Price