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  • Locations: Moyo Hill Camp, Tanzania
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: The School for Field Studies (SFS) 
  • Restrictions: Iowa State applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring, Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/01/2019 10/02/2019 01/27/2020 05/06/2020
Summer 2020 03/15/2020 03/16/2020 07/06/2020 08/05/2020
NOTE: There are 2 Summer programs at SFS Tanzania: Session 1 is from June 1 to July 1. Session 2 is from July 6 to August 5. The above dates are for Summer 2 but if you do the Summer 1 session the dates will be updated for you.
Fall 2020 03/15/2020 03/16/2020 08/31/2020 12/09/2020
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Adviser: Cruz, Peter Click here for a definition of this term Program Director: Cruz, Peter
Housing Options: Dormitory Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.8
Language of Instruction: English, Swahili Host Country Language:
Online Course Catalog Available: Click here for a definition of this term Sponsor: School for Field Studies
Click here for a definition of this term ISU Course: INTED Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Direct
Click here for a definition of this term Classification at Departure:
Program Description:

SFS TANZANIA: WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT STUDIES (SEMESTER)

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PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Credits: 18 semester-hour credits
  • Prerequisites: One semester of college-level ecology, biology, or environmental studies/science; 18 years of age
  • Application Deadline: Rolling admissions. Early applications encouraged
  • Financial Aid: All accepted students can apply for need-based scholarships, grants, and loans


OVERVIEW

Spend a semester in the iconic landscapes of Tanzania. Meet the country’s diverse wildlife – from charismatic lions and elephants to thunderous herds of wildebeest and zebras – and learn about their ecology and behavior. Meet members of Maasai, Iraqw, and Hadzabe tribal communities to learn about long-standing cultures and traditions while collaborating to address the impacts of human-wildlife conflict and climate change. Finish the semester with an in-depth field research project on wildlife management, community livelihoods, and sustainability.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Embark on a multi-day camping expedition in Serengeti National Park, attending field lectures on the behavior and migratory patterns of the park’s magnificent wildlife.
  • Learn about elephant and lion ecology in Tarangire National Park and visit Burunge Wildlife Management Area to learn about community-based conservation.
  • Spend two weeks in southern Kenya, with expeditions to Amboseli National Park, Tsavo Conservation Area, and the Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary.

SFS students live and study at the Center for Wildlife Management Studies. Known locally as “Moyo Hill Camp” and surrounded by Tanzania’s world-famous national parks and wildlife, it’s the perfect base camp for expeditions into the field. Campus is reminiscent of summer camp, with plenty of outdoor and communal spaces, while the small, friendly community of Rhotia is a short walk away.

RESEARCH THEMES
  • Wildlife conservation
  • Climate change
  • African large mammal behavior
  • Carnivore ecology
  • Human-wildlife conflict
  • Community-based conservation
  CORE SKILLS
  • GIS
  • Species identification and wildlife census techniques
  • Animal behavior observation
  • Natural resource valuation
  • Basic Swahili language
  • Research design and implementation
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Research presentation
 

SFS KENYA/TANZANIA: FUNDAMENTALS OF WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT (SUMMER I)

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PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Term: Summer Session I
  • Credits: 4 semester-hour credits (8 credits if taken with Session II)
  • Prerequisites: No course prerequisites: 18 years of age
  • Application Deadline: Rolling admissions. Early applications encouraged
  • Financial Aid: All accepted students can apply for need-based scholarships, grants, and loans
 

OVERVIEW

Spend your summer in Kenya and Tanzania, two of Africa’s most renowned wildlife destinations. In these two countries, world-famous national parks and reserves are full of wild creatures found nowhere else on the planet. Spend your summer in this incredible region, studying elephants, lions, giraffes, zebras, and other iconic wildlife while learning about approaches to wildlife management and conservation. Safari drives, expeditions in the Amboseli-Tsavo and Tarangire-Manyara ecosystems, and conversations with Maasai and other community members are your ordinary days in the field during this summer program.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHT:
  • Experience the incredible biodiversity of East Africa: Spend four weeks in both Kenya and Tanzania, living at SFS’ Kilimanjaro Bush Camp and Moyo Hill Camp while observing elephants, lions, giraffes, and more.

Learn to live the pole pole lifestyle at SFS’ East Africa Centers. In Tanzania, campus is reminiscent of summer camp, with plenty of outdoor and communal spaces, while the small, friendly community of Rhotia is a short walk away. In Kenya, the snow-capped peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro can be seen from the sprawling, grassy campus that is just down the road from Kimana. Both are the perfect base for expeditions into the surrounding national parks and conservation areas.
 

SUMMER COMBINED

Take back-to-back summer sessions and get the hands-on learning and skill-building experiences of an internship, while also going off the beaten path and exploring the world. Each summer session focuses on a different topic, and you’ll have time to travel independently between sessions. Receive a $1,000 discount on your second session.
 

SFS TANZANIA: CARNIVORES OF THE AFRICAN PLAINS (SUMMER II)

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PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Term: Summer Session II
  • Credits: 4 semester-hour credits (8 credits if taken with Session I)
  • Prerequisites: No course prerequisites: 18 years of age
  • Application Deadline: Rolling admissions. Early applications encouraged
  • Financial Aid: All accepted students can apply for need-based scholarships, grants, and loans

 

OVERVIEW

Meet the charismatic carnivores of Tanzania. The country is home to more than 35 species of carnivores, including the African lion, cheetah, leopard, and wild dog – all of which are on the IUCN Red List. Through safari drives and field expeditions, study the behavioral ecology and conservation challenges facing these incredible creatures and observe some of Africa’s largest remaining carnivore guilds up close.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHT:
  • Visit the Tarangire Lion Project to learn from leading lion researchers and analyze pride population dynamics and individual behavior using radio telemetry and camera trapping data.
SFS students live and study at the Center for Wildlife Management Studies. Known locally as “Moyo Hill Camp” and surrounded by Tanzania’s world-famous national parks and wildlife, it’s the perfect base camp for expeditions into the field. Campus is reminiscent of summer camp, with plenty of outdoor and communal spaces, while the small, friendly community of Rhotia is a short walk away.
 

SUMMER COMBINED

Take back-to-back summer sessions and get the hands-on learning and skill-building experiences of an internship, while also going off the beaten path and exploring the world. Each summer session focuses on a different topic, and you’ll have time to travel independently between sessions. Receive a $1,000 discount on your second session.

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