This following spring I will be taking a trip to South Africa. I will be spending 2 weeks at a wild cat sanctuary that focuses on big and small cats, including cheetahs, leopards, lions, African wild cats and caracals, plus other wildlife species. The center is well-known for rehabilitating and successfully releasing animals in to the wild. I will be staying on the sanctuary grounds while learning some of issues facing African wildlife while having responsibilities of feeding the aminlals, upkeep of current enclosures, and constuctions of new larger enclosures. I will also be spending another 2 weeks in Cape Town, South Africa where I will be helping the communities living in Cape Town settlements through education, skills development and community improvement projects.