Come find out about the University of Florida in South Africa program  at the Study Abroad Fair on Wednesday, January 29 from 10 AM to 3 PM at the Reitz Union North Lawn.

We will also be hosting an informational session on our University of Florida in South Africa program on Wednesday, February 5th from 5-6 PM in Turlington Hall 3018.

University of Florida in South Africa
Summer A: May 26th – June 20th
Students will be in the field on safari in one of Africa’s prime wildlife areas! Imagine earning 6 credits while also gaining an understanding of the challenges, complexities and beauty of National Parks in South Africa. A truly incredible experience!
The program will primarily take place in Kruger National Park where students will go on safari, conduct reserve walks with Rangers, visit animal rescue facilities, and much more! Housing, lodging and food are all included.
Eligibility Requirements:
-Open to ALL majors
-GPA 2.5 or higher; student must be in good standing
-Interest in Africa & Conservation
-Previously taken GEA 3600: Geography of Africa (recommended but not required)
-Email the program director, Dr. Jane Southworth, to meet & discuss further trip details >>

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 15th, 2020

Spaces are limited to only 14, and fill quickly!
Apply online at:

Image courtesy Dr. Joann MossaImpacts, Recovery, and Ongoing Stressors in the Apalachicola River, Florida

Speaker: Dr. Joann Mossa

Professor, Department of Geography, University of Florida

Thursday, January 23, 2019

2:50-3:50 PM (Period 8)

Turlington Hall Room 3018

University of Florida

All are welcome to attend.

The Apalachicola River has experienced impacts because of dredging for navigation and hydrologic droughts exacerbated by upstream water consumption. We review these impacts and discuss how the river is recovering following the end of dredging and the application of floodplain inundation models. Sand bars are stabilizing with vegetation since dredging ended, but ongoing impacts include erosion of dredge spoil mounds altering the adjacent channel and reduced water inputs affecting the floodplain and bay.