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SFS Field Study sites: Center for Wildlife Management Studies at Kilimanjaro Bush Camp in Kimana, Kenya or Moyo Hill Camp in Manyara , Tanzania.
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.
One semester of college-level ecology or biology, 18 years of age
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.
Students operate from the base at the CIEE center at the University of Dar es Salaam. The University of Dar es Salaam is a major East African university, with major areas of concentration in aquatic sciences, engineering, media studies, liberal arts and humanities, sciences, biological and zoological science.
Dar es Salaam is a bustling equatorial city on the Indian Ocean with a population of 2.5 million. It is Tanzania's center of commerce and government, despite not being the official capital. Dar es Salaam's proximity to Zanzibar and its history with the rise of the Swahili culture make it an historic and culturally significant location.
Tanzania is the home of some of the most famous natural wildlife regions in Africa, including the Serengeti, Mt. Kilimanjaro, a major coral reef, the Great Rift Valley, three of Africa's largest lakes, and the Ngorongoro crater. Often referred to as "Africa in a microcosm," Tanzania's unparalleled natural beauty and ethnic diversity make for a compelling and rich destination.
2.75 GPA and sophomore standing.
Full information on the CIEE Tanzania webpage.
School for International Training Study Center in Zanzibar, Tanzania
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.
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.
See SIT website