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  • Locations: Doha, Qatar; Etosha National Park, Namibia; Karibib, Namibia; Khorixas, Namibia; Mariental, Namibia; Okapuka, Namibia; Solitaire, Namibia; Swakopmund, Namibia; Windhoek, Namibia
  • Program Terms: Summer 1
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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty Led Academic Area: Agriculture, Agriculture - Agricultural Leadership, Agriculture and Life Sciences
Academic College: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Academic Department: Agricultural Journalism, Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications, Agriculture
Minimum GPA: 2.0 Pre-requisites: No
Language courses available: No Language requirement: No
Language of instruction: English Program Leader: Jack Elliot, Tracy Rutherford
Program Advisor: Jordan Threadgill Housing: Dormitory, Hostel/Hotel
Open to non-majors: Yes Classification: Freshman, Grad Student, Junior, Senior, Sophomore, V1, V2
Program Description:

A&M Namibia - Photojournalism and Cultural Pluralism in Agriculture

Faculty Leaders

Jack Elliot
Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications

Tracy Rutherford 
Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications

Study Abroad Advisor

Jordan Threadgill

Living desert

Game park


Farm tour

Summer Semester 2018
May 11 - 26, 2018

This program communicates the complexity of Sub-Saharan Africa’s agriculture and environmental issues through examination of Nambia’s public and private resources. Texas A&M University partners with Nambian agribusinesses to allow students to explore the country’s unique ecological and cultural heritage. Unique cultural excursions include Etosha National Park, Swakopmund, and Sossusvlei dunes in the Namib desert. Students will  learn career-based competencies including improved multicultural understanding, enhanced communication skills, and marketable photojournalism capabilities. Participants share their experience through various online and print mediums.
For more information visit the department webpage:
All students are required to take a total of 6 credit hours to participate on this program.
  • AGCJ 308 : Agricultural Photography (3 cr.)
  • ALED 422 : Cultural Pluralism in Agriculture (3 cr.) 
  • AGCJ 485 : Directed Studies (3 cr) 

  • Open to ALL majors with a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Must attend ALL program-specific orientations  
  • Students must attend all Study Abroad program-specific meeting(s)
  • Texas A&M University partners with Namibian agribusinesses to study agricultural and environmental issues.
  • Students will learn a variety of photography techniques and have the opportunity to share the work through multiple mediums.
Estimated Program Fee (subject to change) - billed to University Account $4,275
Lodging and Meals $1,200  
Excursions and Cultural Site Visits $350  
In-Country Transportation $1,400  
Study Abroad Admin Fee $400  
Misc $620  
Insurance $30  
Faculty Expenses $275  
Estimated Additional Expenses - not included in Program Fee $4,045+
Tuition and fees (in-state resident for 6 hours)* $2,200  
International Airfare $1,500  
Travel Documents (passport and visa - if needed) $145  
Meals (those not included in Program Fee) $100+  
Textbooks and Supplies $100+  
Personal Spending varies  
Total Estimated Cost $8,320+
*Tuition & Fee rates vary depending on course load and residency status.

Additional Information 

Program Courses

Students should meet with their academic advisors to ensure they meet eligibility requirements and that the courses are degree applicable.


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Financial Aid
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Please plan accordingly as the Program Fee listed on the brochure will be due in full the terms prior to program departure (e.g. fall and spring for summer programs). The Program Fee is billed by the Study Abroad Programs Office in 3 payments: 
  1. $400 non-refundable Confirmation Payment
  2. $1,000 Program Deposit
  3. Remaining Program Balance
Note: additional expenses are due the terms prior to program departure (e.g. international airfare and travel documents).  

This program is currently not accepting applications.