Faculty and students throughout the semester will teleconference with the leadership and students of the Jacaranda School for Orphans in Blantyre, Malawi.
In Made For Kids Malawi, Otis students collaborate in interdisciplinary teams in a studio setting to conceive of and execute diverse projects with our community partner, Jacaranda School for Orphans.
Students and faculty will fly to Malawi for a 2-week program working on-site with the Jacaranda School for Orphans to learn about the history and culture of Malawi. Students will visit the Museum of Malawi, tour the Society of Malawi and the Jacaranda Cultural Center, receive academic lectures, spend a night at Game Haven on a safari learning about the local wildlife, and work on their projects in multidisciplinary teams.
May 15, 2018: Depart from Los Angeles (LAX)
May 29, 2018: Return to Los Angeles (LAX)
NOTE: Several course meetings will be held prior to departure throughout the Spring Semester. These meetings will cover a range of topics from travel preparation to the academic components of this course.
3 credits LAS and 2 credits studio (can count as LAS CAIL, LIBS 314, or SSCI)
Click “Apply Now” at the top right corner of this page. This will lead you to create a travel account and apply for this course.
Once you receive the acceptance letter, you will need to enroll with the Registration office. The CRN and course code are provided at the top of the page.
Once you register, change your status to “Committed” in your travel account.
Please contact the faculty leader, Rich Shelton (email@example.com), for specific details about this travel study course.
With general questions regarding topics like the application process, cost, flight information, etc. please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: November 15th
Room: Student Life Center
(based on a minimum of 12 paying participants, price subject to change based on number of participants)
Round trip Airfare
In Country Transportation
Visa/Passport Fees (if needed)
Lead Faculty Contact, Richard Shelton
Dept. of State, Malawi
Emergency Protocols (Travel Emergency Action Plan)
How to Apply to a Travel Study Course