OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

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

OSU Study Abroad Program Deadlines

Deadlines for OSU Study Abroad Programs:

  • Summer Programs: March 15
  • Fall, Year-Long Programs: April 15
  • Winter/Spring Semester Programs: October 15
  • Spring Term Programs: November 15

Programs may have alternative deadlines or extend deadlines. Confirm with your program advisor.

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. Econ. Policy
Environ. Science
Fisheries & Wildlife
Natural Resources
Rangeland Sciences
Sustainability
Zoology