OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

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.

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


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