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2023 LEAP Programs Launch

This January, Northwood has four exciting LEAP (the school’s Learn, Engage, Apply, Perform program) course offerings.

One is an adventure to Tanzania where ten students and three faculty will participate in a seven-day trek up Mt. Kilimanjaro, coupled with a safari in the Serengeti.

Northwood Outing Club’s Director, Bobby O’Connor who will be one of the trip leaders says, “We will start climbing on the Lemosho route which ascends for five days and then descends for two for a total of seven days on the mountain. Once off the mountain, we depart for a safari game drive in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and visit Olduvai Gorge, where the first human footprints are thought to have been found. During the safari, we anticipate seeing big cats, rhinos, elephants, monkeys, giraffes, and much more! In addition to students and faculty, we have an expedition doctor, and a videographer joining us. The school community can follow along with our daily updates on the Northwood Outing Club’s Instagram page.”

The second offering is a cultural immersion to the Caribbean island nation of Saint Lucia where five students and two faculty will stay with a Northwood family and explore the area’s culture, ecology and history.

The third LEAP course involves exploration of the arts in New York City. Four students and two faculty will explore the music, dance, and art in the Big Apple.

Finally, there is a LEAP volunteer opportunity for the FISU Games where five students and two faculty will work at awards ceremonies and enjoy rare access to the Games.