News

Contact this office:
812-877-8442

NEWS: Academics

< Back to Academics
< Back to all News

Professors to Lead Field Studies Program in Kenya

May 30, 2013

Kenya Group
Richard Onyancha and Mike Kukral to go on trip to Kenya. (right end both rows)

Professors Mike Kukral, PhD, and Richard Onyancha, PhD, are leading a group of 12 Rose-Hulman students on a field studies program in Kenya. The program is designed to provide Rose-Hulman students with a consequential international experience.

Most of the time will be spent learning about the culture, economy, and geography of the Rift Valley region of Kenya. The group will visit schools, universities, national parks, and towns. Highlights include camping at the Maasai Mara and Mount Kenya national parks, visiting the Kakamega Forest and Lake Victoria, and visiting several towns and cities.

The host for part of the 19-day program will be Egerton University in Njoro, from which geography faculty will be along for day trips to the Menengai Crater, the distinctive lake biomes of Nakuru, Bogoria, and Baringo, and cultural sites.

Field studies also include visiting two secondary schools for cultural events.