Study abroad with us

Faculty Director:

Rebekka Goodman, PhD.
School of Community Resources and Development
phone: 602-496-1054 

For additional information about the programs, please visit the ASU Study Abroad Office website

ASU: Kenya: The Role of Tourism and Park Management in Sustainable Community Development

June 18 – 30, 2020

On this trip, you will:

  • Visit 5 protected areas teeming with amazing wildlife including the world’s last two northern white rhinos and discuss how park management and local communities are working to collaboratively manage their environments.
  • Stay at the summer home of the famed Joy and George Adamson, now a conservation center on the banks of Lake Naivasha and help with some of the ongoing community projects that the center is involved with.
  • Adopt an elephant at the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, visit your elephant, and learn how non-profits partner with governments and scientists to ensure the survival of this protected but vulnerable species.
  • Receive lectures from professors at Kenyatta University, officials from Kenyan Wildlife Service, and listen to the stories of Maasai safari guides.
  • Earn 3 credits in PRM/NLM/TDM or CRD towards your degree.
  • Return from this exclusive experience with fresh eyes on the world, stories to last a lifetime, and a clearer understanding of the intersectionality between park management, tourism, non-profits, community development, and conservation.

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ASU: Behind the Scenes at the 50th Anniversary of the Society for American Baseball Research's (SABR) National Convention

July 11 – 19, 2020

Camden Yards basebal stadium

On this trip, you will:

  • Work with a team to execute all event production elements of this conference to include; registration, daily meal service, receptions, board meetings, plenary, panels, breakout sessions, case competition, the trade show, raffle preparation and execution, poster presentations and more.
  • Enhance your resume and professional portfolio with this opportunity for students to gain hands-on, complete event management experience. All students will receive a letter of recommendation from the non-profit and faculty director.
  • Earn 3 credits towards Special Event Management certificate completion or elective.
  • Take part in a community service project in an effort to leave the Baltimore area better than it was when we arrived.
  • Live and work in the beautiful inner harbor of Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Behind the scenes navigation of Oriole Park at Camden Yards Baseball Stadium and Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor (host hotel). Guest speakers from Visit Baltimore (local tourism non-profit), community service partners and more!

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Botswana: Sustainability, Wildlife and Conservation in the Okavango Delta

June 29 – July 9, 2020

study abroad students with elephants in Botswana

This program was recently given the “Innovative Experience Award” by ASU Study Abroad.

On this once-in-a-lifetime trip you will:

  • Join students, professors and conservation leaders from Botswana, Australia and England for a truly international study abroad experience.
  • Study abroad in the Okavango Delta in Botswana in Southern Africa – a UNESCO World Heritage site and home to the most spectacular African wildlife including elephant, lion, zebra, hippopotamus, and leopard.
  • Conduct field research including wildlife and water bird surveys in open game drive vehicles and river boats.
  • Learn how social, economic and environmental issues are intertwined and study how government, nonprofits, universities and local people are collaborating in support of sustainable development. 
  • Experience the Setswana culture – the rich cultural traditions of the Batswana people and learn about local solutions to sustainability challenges including human-wildlife conflicts, water conservation and sustainable tourism.

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Please feel free to contact Dr. Dave White ( or Dr. Claire McWilliams ( with any questions.