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  • Locations: Arusha, Tanzania
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Emory applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 03/01/2019
08/28/2019 12/10/2019

** Some programs accept students on a rolling admission basis. Students may be notified prior to this date of acceptance into the program.

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Program Description:

Hosted by: SIT Tanzania

Academic Focus and Program Overview:
From the base in the heart of Tanzania's most renowned wilderness parks, students explore the country's diverse human and natural environments through ecology seminars and field visits to nature reserves and conservation areas. Swahili language study and a rural stay with the Maasai provide further insight into the delicate balance between socioeconomic goals and ecological concerns.

Students will learn about conversation through multiple lenses and explore several issues including deforestation, population growth, and agriculture. Field sites and excursions include some time with a family in a remote village, the Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater Crater Conservation Area and the Loliondo Game Controlled Area.

Approximate Dates:
Fall: late August to early December
Spring: late January to early may

Eligibility Requirements:
Minimum 3.0 GPA; good academic standing. Prerequisite course requirements for ENVS Majors: ENVS215 and at least 2 courses in ENVS, Biology or related field.

Intensive Language Study: Kiswahili (4 credits - Emory approved for AFS 110R)
Wildlife Conservation and Political Ecology Seminar (4 credits)
Environmental Research and Methods (4 credits)
Independent Study Project (4 credits)
Credit and Grade Translation - SIT Tanzania

More course information and syllabi are found here. Please see the Blanket Approval List to view previously approved courses. If you wish to seek approval from other academic departments at Emory, you must complete this course approval form and include the Faculty Representative at the bottom of the form.

Living Arrangements:
The home stay includes three weeks in a rural area near Arusha and one week in a Maasai village. Other accommodations include hostels, private homes, or small hotels.

A full description of the program costs and bill procedures is described in the budget sheets. Please click here for Budget Sheet (Spring, Fall).

Financial Aid/Scholarships:
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: Diversity Abroad (scholarships for under-represented students), Fund for Education Abroad, Benjamin Gilman Scholarship, and SIT Scholarships. Please click here for more information.

SIT provides an array of need-based scholarships that range from $500 to $5,000. The scholarship application is integrated in the application, so no additional application is needed. It is best to apply earlier to the program as it takes two weeks for scholarship request to be reviewed. You can find a list of SIT scholarships and FAQ's here

SIT Scholarships:
SIT awards nearly $1.3 million in scholarships and grants annually.

  • All scholarships and grants are need-based.
  • Awards generally range from $500 to $5,000. 
  • The SIT Pell Grant Match provides matching grants to all students receiving Federal Pell Grant funding when it is applied to an SIT Study Abroad semester program.
  • Contact the financial aid and/or study abroad office(s) at your college or university to learn if your school’s scholarships and grants and federal and state aid programs can be applied to an SIT Study Abroad program.
Program Resources:

Click here for a Comparison all ENVS Programs.

Kate Dawson, Emory College Study Abroad Advisor:

This program is currently not accepting applications.