Explore the intersection of Christianity and a rich system of traditional beliefs.
Examine how the political situation has affected local development and meet with local conservation and community organizations.
Focus Of Inquiry
Take a first-hand look at Madagascar's stunning biological and cultural diversity, focusing on local conservation efforts in parks and coastal areas.
Spend nearly a week in a homestay in a coastal fishing community and multiple days with a family in a Merina community on the central plateau.
Independent Study Project (ISP)
Try your hand at local handicrafts, focus on environment or conservation issues, learn about traditional beliefs, explore health issues in Madagascar, or investigate other areas of interest.
Learn to speak basic Malagasy through frequent language lessons and practice your French at any level through immersion and supplementary lessons.
Engage with local environmental efforts in a national park or spend time with government and non-governmental organizations that care for the elderly without families.
Travel Madagascar's bumpy roads overland in a taxi-brousse, stay in homestays along the way with minimal amenities, and camp in national parks.
Walk for several days through Madagascar's unique landscapes on trek in Isalo National Park, spend a couple days hiking in Ranomafana National Park, and enjoy day and night hikes in other parts of the country.