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The School for Field Studies - Wildlife Management Studies
Moyo Hill Camp, Tanzania (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Fall,
Spring
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Program Sponsor: The School for Field Studies (SFS) 
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Lang. of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.8
Housing: Residence Hall Program Type: Off-Campus Study
Areas of Study: African Studies, Anthropology, Biology, Botany, Earth Science, Ecology, Economics, Environmental Studies, Forestry, Geography, International Studies, Sciences, Sociology, Tourism, Zoology
Program Description:
Program Description:

TANZANIA SEMESTER: WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT STUDIES


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

Step beyond the tourist experience during a semester in Tanzania. Meet the country’s charismatic wildlife – from magnificent lions and elephants to thunderous herds of wildebeest and graceful gazelles – as you learn about their ecology and behavior. Experience the rich culture and traditions of Tanzania’s Maasai, Iraqw, and Hadzabe tribal communities while collaborating on issues of human-wildlife conflict and climate change. Finish the semester in the field with an in-depth research project.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Field lectures on large mammal migratory patterns during multi-day camping expedition to Serengeti National Park
  • Research on lion and elephant ecology in Tarangire National Park
  • Observations on tourism impacts on the wetlands of Lake Manyara National Park
  • Collaborations with Maasai, Iraqw, and Hadzabe tribal communities on community conservation, climate change adaptation and livestock predation mitigation strategies

THE FIELD STATION:
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
  • African large mammal behavior
  • Carnivore ecology
  • Human-wildlife conflict
  • Climate change
  • Community-based conservation
 

FIELD SKILLS

  • GIS
  • Wildlife census techniques
  • Natural resource valuation
  • Research design
  • Data collection
  • Scientific writing and presentation
 

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CONNECT WITH SFS

Visit the SFS website
Call the Admissions Hotline at 800.989.4418
Email admissions@fieldstudies.org
Read updates from the field on the SFS Blog
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