Author: Alainapleatman

Safari and Final Thoughts

For many of us, one of the most exciting parts of the trip was our Safari in the Serengeti. For this part, pictures definitely say more than words, so enjoy some of these photos from the trip!
Overall this was an amazing trip and provided me with a great introduction to … Read more 


Rwanda was an intense emotional experience initially as we immediately visited the genocide museum. I had seen Hotel Rwanda and new about the genocide at a high level, but did not know about the events leading up to it and most of the details. It was interesting how the museum … Read more 


The first official stop on the Study Tour was Johannesburg, South Africa. I found the city fascinating as it continues to grow in the post-apartheid era. While a lot of progress has been made, clear signs of inequality that continue to exist were evident. On our first day we visited … Read more 

Cape Town, South Africa

We kicked off the trip in South Africa, one of the most developed countries on the continent. A group of us left Boston a few days early to check out Cape Town, a beautiful city in the southwest corner of South Africa. Our visit included the Cape of Good Hope, … Read more