Summer of 2016

Estimated Cost: $5,000

Needed: Valid passport and health insurance that covers overseas travel

Maximum Group Size: 5

The GEO Africa Program is a new opportunity at Rochester College that builds on RC’s past experiences and present relationships with Kibo Group International. Kibo helps to provide resources, ideas, and opportunities to local communities through creative partnerships with those communities.”

The trip’s itinerary includes hands-on experience with the sustainable development projects that are sponsored by the Kibo Group, rafting on the Nile River on Grade 5 rapids, camping on an island in the Nile River, and visiting one or two of Uganda’s premier game parks.

Students may also find themselves walking and working alongside counselors comforting and advising victims of HIV and AIDS, sorting coffee at the Source Café, a redemptive business in Jinja, or planting trees in Busoga with the Kibo Group’s Mvule Projects (

The estimated trip cost includes roundtrip airfare, a travel visa to Uganda, transport within Africa, accommodations/board, and other excursions such as camping, white-water rafting and a safari in a Ugandan game park. This cost does not include applicable tuition fees. Students will be permitted to raise funds from churches and individuals for a portion of the program costs.

For more information, contact Mr. Larry Norman at