OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Tanzania

SFS: Kenya and Tanzania (Comparative Wildlife Management Studies)

Program Administrator: 
SFS
Country: 
Kenya
Tanzania
Host Institution: 

SFS Field Study sites: Center for Wildlife Management Studies at Kilimanjaro Bush Camp in Kimana, Kenya or Moyo Hill Camp in Manyara , Tanzania.

Location: 

Northern Tanzania and southern Kenya, home of world famous national parks such as Amboseli, Tsavo, Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Kilimanjaro, Arusha, Serengeti, and the Ngorongoro conservation area, offers a tightly packed hub of wildlife conservation. This extremely scenic area, which is the center of tourism in East Africa, has been the home of the Maasai people for centuries. The two regions share some bio-physical characteristics and cultural elements, but enough subtle and distinct differences in conservation and development policy, soil and vegetation composition, water resource availability, and culture provide an opportunity for comparing and contrasting wildlife management studies between these two regions. The same program is offered separately in both Kenya and Tanzania.

Duration: 
Fall term
Winter/Spring Semester
Language: 
English
Language: 
Swahili
Class Format: 
Classes Primarily with US Students
Housing: 
Other
Requirement: 

One semester of college-level ecology or biology, 18 years of age

Mandatory Application Checklist: 
Program Details: 

Students will be exposed to a rich array of issues in both countries related to wildlife management and conservation, presented by SFS faculty and guests who have field experience and knowledge of these areas. Visit the SFS program website for more information.

A note about housing: Students sleep in thatched-roof bandas with a main building, or chumba, which houses a dining room, kitchen, classroom, and library. Additional facilities include a duka (shop), bathrooms, and open-air showers.

Program Costs: 

Please visit the SFS program page, and speak to an OSU education abroad advisor regarding the program cost.

IDEA Fees

Academic emphasis: 
Biology
Environ. Science
Ethnic Studies
Fisheries & Wildlife
Natural Resources
Rangeland Sciences
Zoology

CIEE: Tanzania, University of Iringa

Program Administrator: 
CIEE
Country: 
Tanzania
Host Institution: 

The University of Iringa (formerly Tumaini University) is a small, private university with 4,000 students located in the Southern Highlands Municipality of Iringa. It was founded in 1996 with the mission to engage its faculties and students in studies of higher learning committed to the pursuit of truth through scientific research and inquiries. The university offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees and consists of the Schools of Arts and Social Science, Business and Economics, Law, Science and Education, and Theology.

Location: 

Iringa is a small city with a population of 115,000 (compared to Dar es Salaam’s four million), located on the TanZam highway—the main highway leading from Dar es Salaam to Zambia—around 450km inland from Dar es Salaam and 400 km from the border with Zambia at the junction to Ruaha National Park. Iringa was built during the 1890s by the German Army as a defensive base to be used against the Hehe uprising led by Chief Mkwawa. The name Iringa is derived from the Hehe word Lilinga, meaning fort, as the fortress and headquarters of Chief Mkwawa was situated in the nearby village of Kalenga.

Duration: 
Fall term
Winter/Spring Semester
Academic year
Language: 
English
Language: 
Swahili
Class Format: 
Classes with US and Host-Country Students
Housing: 
Residence Hall
Requirement: 

2.75 GPA and sophomore standing.

Mandatory Application Checklist: 
Program Details: 

Full information on the CIEE Tanzania webpage.

Program Costs: 
Academic emphasis: 
Anthropology
Business Admin.
Economics
English
Ethnic Studies
General Science
Geography
History
Liberal Studies
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology
Women Studies

SIT: Tanzania, Zanzibar (Coastal Ecology and Natural Resource Management)

Program Administrator: 
SIT
Country: 
Tanzania
Host Institution: 

School for International Training Study Center in Zanzibar, Tanzania

Location: 

The Zanzibar archipelago - composed of the major islands, Unguja and Pemba, as well as many smaller islands - is located at the juncture of a multitude fo historical, cultural, political, economic, and ecological crosscurrents. Its coral reefs, beaches, and mangrove and coastal forests are home to rare and endangered species such as red colobus monkey, the green sea turtle, and the blue duiker.

Duration: 
Fall term
Winter/Spring Semester
Language: 
English
Language: 
Swahili
Class Format: 
Classes Primarily with US Students
Housing: 
Host Family
Varies
Requirement: 

Minimum 2.5 GPA. Previous college-level coursework and/or other significant preparation in environmental studies, ecology, biology, or related fields as assessed by SIT. As a considerable amount of program time is spent on, in, or near water; swimming and snorkeling proficiency is strongly recommended. Previous Swahili knowledge is not necessary. It will be taught during the program.

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Program Contact: 
Program Details: 
Program Costs: 
Academic emphasis: 
Biology
Earth Science
Environ. Science
Ethnic Studies
Geography
Natural Resources