Wildlife & Environment
What’s a vacation to Africa without roughing it up in the back of beyond and seeing wild animals? Well, how would you like to not just see them but interact with them, assist in caring for them, learn and educate surrounding communities on what you know about how to conserve the environment? This is better than the usual safari where you ride through game parks in the back of a truck and maybe get to take a picture, then be done with it in a few hours. We are talking about a chance to learn as much about animals as there is to learn and having the best time doing it!
Wildlife and safari programmes are some of the best we have to offer and we want you to sign up and be a part of our incredible adventures in Africa. Zimbabwe is home to the “big five” – rhino, elephant, lion, buffalo and leopard. Having big and small game in Africa is an exciting fact for us who enjoy these wild animals, and want to keep them around for as long as possible; but sadly it’s a great fact for poachers as well. These animals need to be protected and the more helping hands national parks and game reserves receive, the better. Most importantly you will get to have experiences with the animals that very few can boast to have in a lifetime.
OUR IMPACTFUL Programmes
Tiritose is your desired partner for internationalising your school, broadening your students’ horizon, and keeping in line with your institutional academic needs. Tiritose collaborates with faculty to create customised programmes that pick up from where the curriculum stops. Our programmes challenge students’ intellect and cultural understanding, whilst fitting in with your budget as well as school schedule.
The collaborative programme is set up to overcome the common impediments to learning abroad: budgetary, cultural and curriculum differences. Tiritose as your partner ensures you generate maximum value from the learning experience by leveraging its extensive network, both local and international expertise in education and development work – within a diverse range of educational fields. Working with and through Tiritose ensures faculty staff may focus on the core business of teaching, knowing Tiritose effectively handles all the logistics.
A one-size-fits-all approach does not apply to service learning overseas programmes. Tiritose collaborates with faculty staff to create short summer, winter, mid-semester to full semester programmes that meet faculty objectives by fully immersing students in a new environment regardless of academic discipline. Our in-house faculty staff, and affiliation with universities in Zimbabwe as well as extensive work with European and American institutions enables us to process credit-transfers, including an academic transcript, something that goes a long to ensure that the trip to Africa is not a mere vacation, but a rewarding learning experience.
Going abroad presents a chance to discover amazing travel destinations, make new friends, immerse yourself in another country and most importantly, a perfect opportunity to grow, as you will be more adept at learning and managing atypical experiences. It is an opportunity to experience the world from a different lens and fully immerse yourself in new cultures and environments, all of which are essential tools to self-discovery and building well-rounded and responsible citizens.
For a needs assessment form that allows us to develop a bespoke faculty-led programme, service learning or group tour to Africa, please click here, or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You probably spent a semester or a year abroad yourself when you were a student, or perhaps you have only heard of study abroad programmes. Living in another country is a fantastic way for your child to acquire international experience, gain independence, learn new languages and cultures through their host families and new environments. This experience counts in a student’s favour when applying to or graduating from university and gives them the much-needed competitive edge. BUT, don’t take our word for it, here it from our alumni who upon finishing high school spent a month in Zimbabwe on our programme and managed to get into the competitive Johns Hopkins University.
If you are excited, and your child is equally excited about stepping out of their comfort zone, discover the unknown, and keen on learning in a new community – going abroad presents the perfect opportunity.
Gap Year abroad
Imagine waking up for an African Fitness (AfroFit) class, having a good breakfast and then learning a new language in the same morning, volunteering- learning to serve others and making an impact on someone’s life in the afternoon and hiking during sunset. Imagine preparing a family meal either at a hostel or with your host family, that has integrated you into their own community. Imagine finishing off the night watching stars under the clear Zimbabwean skies or at an open-air cinema. Just imagine a gap year abroad with Tiritose.
Gap Year after High School
It is not uncommon to want to explore your limits and discover your true passions after high school. Develop skills, travel and have life experiences that fully prepare you for the next phase of your life.
Gap Year after University
The demands of coursework, extracurricular activities and those part-time jobs that helped you through university leave you feeling run-down after graduation. You have done yourself and your parents proud and now it is time to have break from routine, helping you to refocus and gather perspective on life beyond university.
they came, they EXPERIENCED, they loved it!
Tiritose is amazing, and as for Zimbabwe, I have no words. I have really enjoyed my time here, from going to Pari (largest public hospital), and Ecosurgica (upmarket specialty private clinic), and then our in Magunje in the rural areas, and awww! the excursions. Best internship ever.
It is a good programme for experiencing real Zimbabwean life and local culture. Especially for people who enjoy educating and playing with kids, as well as someone who intend to expand their knowledge on floras and faunas
"Harare may not be the first gap year destination on your mind, but I have been blown away during my time here. It is a beautiful country, with the best climate I've experienced yet and the friendliest people"
"Zimbabwe has given me so much more than a volunteering exercise, its broadened my horizons and taught me so much about the human spirit and … oh! along the way I’ve worked with some inspirational people with a vision to have addiction treatment delivered in this country. So I have to come back, again and again to see this vision and dream realised"
AMANDA J THOMAS
"My time with the children? Well, where can I start? Number 1, they defintiely changed my life, I saw life from their own eyes, so innocent and full of hope. I was just happy to play big brother to them all. Remembering my third grade vocabulary wasn't as easy as I thought it would be haha!"