Hosted by: SFS Tanzania: Wildlife Management Studies
Swahili, Techniques of Wildlife Management, Wildlife Ecology, Environmental Policy and Socioeconomic Values, and Directed Research. See list of majors above.
The School for Field Studies (SFS) Tanzania: Wildlife Management Studies Semester program allows students to examine how land-use practices within Maasai group ranches can be sustainably managed to promote both local economic livelihoods and wildlife conservation. Students will gain a general overview of cultural perceptions, conservation issues, wildlife dispersal areas, and biodiversity conservation in Tanzania while meeting and interviewing wildlife managers and members of the Maasai community.
Northern Tanzania offers a tightly packed hub for wildlife tourism. The area is home to world-famous national parks, such as Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Kilimanjaro, Serengeti, and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. This extremely scenic area, which is the center of tourism in East Africa, has been the home of the Maasai, Iraqw, and other groups for centuries. The two regions share some bio-physical characteristics and cultural elements, but subtle and distinct differences in conservation and development policy, soil and vegetation composition, water resource availability, and culture provide an opportunity for comparing and contrasting approaches to wildlife management and livelihood strategies of the local people.
Fall: early Sept to mid December
Spring: early February to late June
Minimum 3.0 GPA; good academic standing. Students must have completed at least one biology or ecology course prior to the term abroad.
Students are enrolled in four courses and earn a total of 18 credit hours per semester. Classes will transfer back with credits and grades. The courses are: Swahili (1 credit), Techniques of Wildlife Management (4 credits), Wildlife Ecology (4 credits), Environmental Policy and Socioeconomic Values (4 credits), and Directed Research (4 credits). In case you would like to seek approval from other departments, please see the Faculty Representative List.
Credit and Grade Translation - SIT Tanzania
Students live at Moyo Hill Camp (MHC) located in the Tarangire-Manyara ecosystem between Lake Manyara National Park and the famous Ngorongoro Conservation Area. This wonderfully scenic area is world-renowned for its beauty, geography, history, and wildlife. MHC is a fenced facility nestled among maize plantations and other crop fields. Students sleep among the native acacia and fig trees, and birdsong fills the air in the morning. The camp consists of multiple buildings including an administrative center, a chumba, which serves as an eating and social activity center, a classroom and library, a computer room, and student, faculty, and staff housing. MHC is part of a small community where students can enjoy daily interaction with neighbors. Walking, jogging, soccer, and socializing outside of the camp round out daily life at MHC.
A full description of the program costs and bill procedures is described in the budget sheets. Please click here for Budget Sheet (Spring, Fall).
Students are eligible to carry existing financial aid and scholarships on Emory-approved study abroad programs. Students may also be eligible to apply for the following scholarships: the Gilman Scholarship, the NSEP Boren Scholarship, Diversity Abroad (scholarships for under-represented students), and others. For more information, please see Study Abroad Scholarships, Grants, Research & Service.
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