Have you ever dreamt of traveling to Africa? Well, now you can with NSCS partner the International Scholar Laureate Program (ISLP). We’re excited to announce that ISLP is going to South Africa in 2015! Here are 5 things that make us excited about exploring this sun-filled and adventure-packed location with scholars:

Wildlife Adventures

South Africa is known as one of the adventure capitals of the world. Boasting more than 20 different national wildlife reserves, visitors can take a safari adventures and observe the famous Big 5, the lion, elephant, leopard, rhinoceros and Cape buffalo, in their natural habitat. Other animals to spot: the cheetah, giraffe and even penguins, though you’ll have to head to the ocean to see latter.

Diverse Culture & History

Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu dubbed South Africa the “Rainbow Nation.” Though initially referring to the nation’s rich multiculturalism, the nickname also symbolizes the end of the tumultuous Apartheid era and the beginning of unity and peace. 
Beautiful Landscape

Breathtaking and diverse landscapes are abundant in South Africa. From swimming in the azure Blouberg Beach to driving beside giraffes in Kruger National Park, there are enough sights to satisfy any traveler’s wanderlust.
Ideal Weather  
If the sight-seeing opportunities don’t have you convinced, the weather certainly will. Most areas in South Africa experience sunshine over 300 days per year!
Unique Career Perspective
South Africa offers free health care to its citizens. With ISLP Nursing and Health Care, one of the many programs ISLP offers, you’ll see a unique perspective on the medical field and how to use this insight when planning your own career.

Want to develop your leadership and career skills while traveling the world? Students who are 18+ and currently NSCS members are eligible to travel with the International Scholar Laureate Program (ISLP) to China, Australia, New Zealand, San Francisco or South Africa. For more information please visit www.scholarlaureate.org

ABOUT THIS AUTHOR Sara Fowler is the Product Manager with the International Scholar Laureate Program (ISLP).