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SFS-Tanzania: Wildlife Management


Program Location Manyara, Tanzania
Sponsor School for Field Studies
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 35007
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Past Dates
Summer 2017 07/09/17 to 08/09/17
Summer 2017 06/04/17 to 08/09/17
Summer 2017 06/04/17 to 07/05/17

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

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Overview
SFS-Tanzania: Wildlife Management

 

**This program often fills up before the deadline. Students interested in this program should apply early.**

Northern Tanzania, home of world famous national parks such as Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Kilimanjaro, Serengeti, as well as the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, offer a tightly packed hub of wildlife conservation. This magnificent setting on the Maasai Steppe will be the ‘learning laboratory.’ Expeditions to the national parks will be frequent. This is an extremely scenic area and is the center of nature tourism in the East Africa region.

Session I: Wildlife Management & Conservation (June-July)

Students in this East Africa study abroad program will be exposed to wildlife management practices and the complex issues involving sustainable wildlife conservation in the Tarangire-Manyara ecosystem of Tanzania. The course combines concepts and principles of ecology, natural resource management, and socio-economics which are central to effective and sustainable wildlife conservation. During the course, students will develop skills to explore the ecology, social organization, and behavior of common African large mammals.

Session II: Techniques for Wildlife Field Research (July-August)

Students will be exposed to a suite of wildlife field techniques and methods routinely used to assess wildlife ecology and management policies and practices in East Africa with specific application to the Tanzania Tarangire-Manyara ecosystem conservation areas. The focus will be multidisciplinary and reflect the complex realities of balancing ecological, economic, and socio-cultural factors in sustainable wildlife conservation and management studies.

Students may choose to participate in Session I, Session II, or both Sessions I and II in Tanzania. Students participating in two sessions in East Africa will receive a discount from SFS. If you'd like to apply for the both sessions, please apply for Session I in Tanzania and notify your Study Abroad Advisor that you'd like to apply for Session II as well.

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

Eligibility

SFS-Tanzania: Wildlife Management

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: 2.6 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

If students complete courses while abroad from Purdue colleges that have not approved the program, they might be able to earn transfer credit for those courses. Students interested in pursuing transfer credit should discuss this with both their academic advisor and 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

Students will stay at Moyo Hill Camp, SFS's field station in Tanzania. Students will live in the Manyara area, about a 10 minutes drive from Lake Manyara National Park and a half hour from the famous Ngorongoro National Park. This wonderfully scenic area, world-renowned for its beauty, geography, history, and wildlife, is perched on an escarpment overlooking the Rift valley and the Ngorongoro Hills, with plenty of hiking trails to enjoy.

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, room and board, program-related ground transportation and park entrance fees, field equipment, supplies, and orientation for one four-week session.

The fees below are for the one 4-week summer session with SFS. Students participating in Sessions I and II in East Africa will receive a $1000 discount for participating in both sessions.  Please speak to your study abroad advisor for the program costs for participation in two summer sessions with SFS.

SFS's program fee does not include the flight, spending money, inoculations, or visa.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Summer 2017

Costs per term to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee$5,090.00
Study Abroad Fee$609.00
Housing$2,395.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month)$32.00

Approximate additional costs per term
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare$2,700.00
Books and Supplies$70.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 -$1,200.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid

In order to qualify for financial aid (incl. loans), students need to register for at least six credits during the summer. Participating in only one of the two sessions in Tanzania will only result in four credits, therefore students planning to use summer aid will need to enroll in at least two more credits during the summer 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 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.

This program often fills up before the deadline. Students interested in this program should apply early.
Program Application Deadline
Most Summer Programs Mar 1


Returnees Information
SFS-Tanzania: Wildlife Management

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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