6 months in Thailand and Botswana!

Hi! My name is Zoë and I am a student at the George Washington University studying International Affairs and Geography with a minor in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and a concentration in International Development. 

In mid-June I will be leaving for the adventure of a lifetime. I will be spending 6 weeks in Chiang Rai, Thailand working with the Mirror Foundation on outdoor projects with local hill tribes. I will be working on land management to prevent soil exhaustion, organic farming practices and general economic development. 

From there, I will go directly to Gaborone, Botswana to study with CIEE at the University of Botswana. I plan to take classes on Africa's role in world politics, population movements and the local language of Setswana in addition to an internship with a local NGO or company. While in Botswana, CIEE takes us on a Safari and I plan on traveling to surrounding countries including South Africa and Namibia.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the world and learn so much. Learn about other cultures directly, meet new people, put my classroom knowledge into practice and so much more I can't even imagine. But funding this trip is so very expensive.

The breakdown of my additional costs (the study abroad in Botswana is included in my university fees):

$3,284: Flights (San Francisco  to Chiang Rai to Gaborone to San Francisco)
$939: Thailand housing, meals and program fee for 6 weeks. 
Total: $4,223

I invite you to check out the websites for more information:
The Mirror Foundation: http://www.themirrorfoundation.org/cms/ 
CIEE Botswana: http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/botswana/gaborone/arts-sciences/ 
My Blog: http://zoisms.wordpress.com/ 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. 



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    • $1,000 (Offline)
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Zoë Jenkins 
Mountain View, CA
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