Students

GOSESO will have two distinctive components: "School within Walls" and "School without Walls".

School within Walls

StudentThe "School within Walls" will be a private residential school with environmentally low-impact residential facilities located in the heart of the Kitobe Forest. It will consist of senior high school and college-age students with an average class size of 20 - comprised of equal numbers of men and women.

The majority of our 200+ total student body will be drawn from Tanzania and the rest will come from the neighboring countries of Burundi, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Priority will be given to applicants who have demonstrated a deep concern for local ecosystems and human communities.

Potential GOSESO students will not be discriminated against based on race, ethnicity, creed, color, gender, religion, ancestry, or disability during the admission process or at any other time. A prospective student must submit an application package, including the following components: 1) a personal statement of interests, hobbies, sports, honors and extracurricular activities; 2) an essay on why the interests are of personal importance; and 3) two letters of recommendation from teachers which address the student's academic performance and merit.

A team of experienced international faculty with outstanding credentials will be employed to work alongside the students. The long-term goal for GOSESO is to nurture future leaders dedicated to strengthening the connection between environmental vitality and community livelihoods in Africa.

Additionally, our Study Abroad Program fosters cross-cultural understanding and a transnational dialogue about environmental and community relations in partnership with Utah State University and the Teton Science Schools in the USA.