Rwanda & Uganda, Kilimanjaro, Patagonia, Chile

This route incorporates all the high adventure aspects of KIVU programs while also maintaining an entire international itinerary.  If you want to stick to international internships and tackle big outdoor adventures, then this is the route for you!

Start:  August 29, 2018

End:  April 30, 2019

Land Cost:  $34,000 (flights not included)

Not included in overall cost:  Domestic travel to and from your home.  Passport application or renewal if not updated.  Recommendations for vaccinations.  Personal budget for own entertainment, snacks, shopping.

Program Descriptions

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rwanda & uganda:  cultural immersion in east african life

Students observe the progress and challenges of a rapidly developing African nation by participating in local business and education best practices.  They live in home stays with local Rwandan families in the nation’s capital, Kigali. From there, students are equipped with on-going cultural training and assessment as they adjust to Rwandan life.  This experience includes a two-week venture into southern Uganda where students interact with Congolese refugees.

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chile:  language, culture, and story in latin america

Students are exposed to the region’s profound history and sociology in the beautiful city of Santiago. Here students embark on a experience that helps them develop a heart for justice as they engage with a breadth of different cultures, internships, and home stays. They are afforded the opportunity to also develop their proficiency in Spanish as a required component of their immersion experience. 

kilimanjaro:  trek to the rooftop of africa, 19,341 feet 

Mount Kilimanjaro is a perfectly shaped volcano. At 5895m, it is the highest peak in all of Africa.  The Machame Route is one of the best and most affordable climbing routes on the mountain and is a popular route for trekkers who want to take their time and enjoy sleeping outdoors and watching the sunrise and set over the Great Rift Valley.  With a strong support system of guides, porters, and chefs, this trek offers you the highest probability of making it to the top of one of the Seven Summits.


Patagonia: trek through torres del paine national park 

Torres Del Paine is one of Chile’s most prestigious national parks. It is located in southern Chilean Patagonia, known for its jagged mountains, massive glaciers, and bright blue waters.  Do not be surprised if you experience sunshine, rain and snow all in the same day! It is truly a magical place and was recently voted as the official 8th natural wonder of the world.  Our professional guides will make this experience the finest for you and your gap year friends!