OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

SIT: Madagascar (Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management)

Program Administrator: 
SIT
Country: 
Madagascar
Host Institution: 

School for International Training Study Center in Madagascar

Location: 

Uninhabited by humans until 2,000 years ago, the island's isolated evolutionary path gave rise to unique groups of plants and animals, including more than 30 species of lemur, two-thirds of the world's chameleons, 1,000 species of orchids, an array of baobabs, and the xeric vegetation of the desert.  More than 80 percent of Madagascar's flora and fauna are endemic, making the island's contribution to the world's biodiversity immeasurable, and its conservation a global priority. The SIT Study Center is located in Fort Daupin (Tolagnaro), surrounded on three sides with spectacular Indian Ocean beaches.

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

Previous college-level coursework and/or other significant preparation in the environmental studies, ecology, biology, or related fields, as assessed by SIT.  Three recent semesters of college-level French or equivalent and the ability to follow coursework in French.  Minimum GPA of 2.5.

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.

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Program Costs: 
Academic emphasis: 
Anthropology
Biology
Botany
Earth Science
Environ. Science
French
Geography
Natural Resources


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