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SFS-Kenya: Primates of the African Savanna


Program Location Kimana, Kenya
Sponsor School for Field Studies
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 35004
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
Summer 2020 07/05/20 to 08/05/20

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Overview Purdue Credit
Eligibility Academics
Housing Program Costs
Financial Aid Deadline
Returnee Info Resources



Overview
SFS-Kenya: Primates of the African Savanna

Spend the summer studying the charismatic wildlife of East Africa. This program provides students with the opportunity to intimately observe the behavior of Kenya’s incredible primate species, examine strategies for conservation and natural resource management, and practice techniques for field research.

This summer program is worth 4 credits (in the summer students must be registered for 6 or more credits to be eligible for financial aid, if it's needed). Students pair this program with SFS-Tanzania's summer session 2, Carnivores of the African Plains, to get to know even more of East Africa’s beautiful megafauna. The combination of Summer Sessions 1 and 2 awards a total of 8 credits.

For more program information, please visit the program website. This program is sponsored by:School for Field Studies.

Eligibility

SFS-Kenya: Primates of the African Savanna

The program is open to Purdue students who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 2.9 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Agriculture][College of Liberal Arts]
Specifically from: All (AG) and Liberal Arts majors fulfilling their science requirement

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

Attention liberal arts majors! Although credit is awarded by the College of Agriculture, the College of Liberal Arts will count this summer program as fulfilling your four-credit lab science requirement.  Please speak to your study abroad advisor for more information!

Non-liberal arts majors should check with their academic advisor to see if this might fulfill their science requirement.

Housing
The SFS center in Kenya is a grassy compound made up of traditional thatched bandas (cabins) and a central chumba (main building), not far from the friendly village of Kimana.

Estimated Program Costs

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

The program fee covers tuition, housing, all meals, program-related ground transportation and park entrance fees, field equipment, supplies, and orientation. The amount listed under additional personal expenses includes spending money and inoculations.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Summer 2019

Costs per term to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee$4,975.00
Study Abroad Fee$305.00
Housing$2,155.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month)$32.00

Approximate additional costs per term
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare$2,400.00
Visa$150.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 -$1,200.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid

Students needing to use Purdue financial aid in order to participate in this four-credit summer program will need to enroll in at least two more credits during the summer term at Purdue.

SFS offers many scholarships and/or 0% interest loans (no FAFSA form required). Please see the SFS website for more details.


Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an on-line application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Summer Programs Mar 1


Returnees Information
SFS-Kenya: Primates of the African Savanna

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.

Resources

The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.


For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email studyabroad@purdue.edu.

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