|Taken at the Namibia-South Africa border in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. |
Prof. Dianna Shandy to the left and Jonathan Goh '15 (who was also in her Fall 2011 FYC) in the middle.
As an Environmental Studies and Geography double major, I was drawn to the program because of the academic opportunities it offered me. I am having one-on-one conversations with renowned climatologists and urban geographers at the University of Cape Town, taking Honours level courses, and beginning my independent study project under the watchful eye of an expert researcher. While my own research question is still being crafted, I plan on studying how sustainable agricultural practices can be applied to Cape Town to ensure food security for marginalized urban communities.
|Taken on the walk to the Cape of Good Hope, the most southwestern point on the African continent.|
|Gratuitous gleeful post-hike photo, with the added benefit of having Table Mountain in the background.|
In between all this academia we have fit in a lot of sightseeing, eating, walking, and photo ops. Some of our especially notable experiences were seeing wild penguins at Boulders Beach, walking along the Cape of Good Hope, hiking up Lion's Head Mountain, visiting the Migrant Labor Museum in the Llandwe township, and taking a weeklong field excursion to the Kalahari Desert, where we saw cheetahs, giraffes, and a lioness with three cubs.
It has been an amazing program so far, one that I expect will only improve over the next five months.
- Lucy Kane '15
Jackson Heights, NY
|Panorama taken from the base of Lion's Head Mountain trail|