School for Field Studies (Kenya)
This program targets students pursuing studies in Biology or Environmental Sciences, providing valuable first-hand experience in scientific field-research. Students will spend a semester studying land-use practices, wildlife conservation, and biodiversity in Kenya and Tanzania (at mid-semester, students will switch camps). Studies will be executed in cooperation with local Maasai communities, and students will take courses in Swahili to foster cultural, as well as scientific, understanding and bonds. Day trips, lectures, cultural activities, and field-research make up the majority of this program, where students learn primarily from experience, rather than solely in the classroom. Students will live in base camps in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro and at Moyo Hill Camp in Tanzania, with meals included in the program fee. In order to qualify for this course, one semester of college-level biology or ecology is required, as well as at least a 3.0 GPA.
Further info can be found at: http://www.fieldstudies.org/eastafrica/semester
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