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  • Locations: Moyo Hill Camp, Tanzania
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: The School for Field Studies (SFS) 
  • Restrictions: CSU applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Recommended Programs: Animal Sciences, Biological Science, Equine Sciences, Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, Pre-Veterinary Medicine, Zoology Click here for a definition of this term Language(s) of Instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term Program Coordinator: Emily Shingler Program Type: Affiliated Provider
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, 2.7 GPA, 18 years of age
  • Application Deadline: Fall: May 1st. Spring: November 1st. Early applications encouraged
  • Financial Aid: All accepted students can apply for need-based scholarships, grants, and loans


OVERVIEW

Step beyond a tourist experience in East Africa. Explore the iconic landscapes of Tanzania. Meet the country’s charismatic wildlife – from magnificent lions and elephants to thunderous herds of wildebeest and zebras – 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 with an in-depth field research project.

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.
  • Embark on a 2-week expedition to the nearby SFS Center in Kenya. Stay at our Kilimanjaro Bush Camp (KBC) site and spend time in Amboseli National Park and Kimana Wildlife Sanctuary. This includes a 4-day/3-night camping expedition to Chuyulu Hills or Tsavo National Park.
  • Conduct a comprehensive field research project: Develop a research question, collect and analyze data, write a paper, and present your findings.

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 impacts
  • African large mammal behavior and ecology
  • Field ornithology
  • Human-wildlife conflict
  • Habitat assessments
  • Community-based conservation
  • Reptile ecology and conservation
 

CORE SKILLS

  • GIS
  • Habitat and biodiversity assessment
  • Species identification and wildlife census techniques
  • Animal behavior observation
  • Natural resource valuation
  • Radio telemetry
  • Bird species identification
  • Basic Swahili language
  • Research design and implementation
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Research 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
Follow SFS on Instagram and Facebook
Watch student videos on YouTube and Vimeo
 


SPECIAL CSU INSURANCE NOTE

CSU students attending School for Field Studies programs will be automatically enrolled in additional travel health insurance.  This very affordable insurance supplements the gaps, which U.S. insurance plans typical do not cover abroad (including evacuation coverage, out-of-network deductibles/co-pays, etc.).  This insurance fee will be included in your CSU RamWeb charges approximately 10 days prior to the term start at CSU.  For more information about the insurance benefits and costs, please reference the CSU Education Abroad insurance website.     

CSU Deadlines / Program Dates:
CSU Deadlines / Program Dates:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2023 12/01/2022
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Rolling Admission 01/27/2023 05/09/2023
Fall 2023 05/01/2023 ** Rolling Admission 09/01/2023 12/12/2023

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