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  • Locations: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Program Terms: Summer
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  • Program Sponsor: The School for Field Studies (SFS) 
  • Dates / Deadlines
Program Description:

SFS KENYA: FUNDAMENTALS OF WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT (SUMMER I)

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PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Term: Summer Session I
  • Credits: 4 semester-hour credits (8 credits if taken with Session II)
  • Prerequisites: No course prerequisites, 2.5 GPA, 18 years of age
  • Application Deadline: April 1st. Early applications encouraged
  • Financial Aid: All accepted students can apply for need-based scholarships, grants, and loans


OVERVIEW

In this summer fundamentals course, the world-famous national parks and reserves of Kenya are your classrooms. Through safari drives, field excursions, and an emphasis on the human role, study wildlife found nowhere else on the planet. Discuss different approaches to wildlife management and conservation, and learn about traditional knowledge and culture from Maasai and other community groups.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHT:
  • Embark on a multi-day expedition to Amboseli National Park, based in the foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro, and observe wildlife behavior, practice species ID, and collect ecological data.
  • Learn about both the private and community wildlife sanctuaries evolving in Amboseli and Maasai Mara lands, as well as the resource conservation critical to the wildlife that live there.

The Center lies in the heart of Kenya’s Rift Valley, nestled between three world-famous national parks. The snow-capped peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro towers over miles of savanna, replete with a diversity of wildlife. Students and staff live on a sprawling, grassy campus made up of traditional thatched bandas (cabins) and a central chumba (main building), just down the road from the small town of Kimana.
 

SUMMER COMBINED

Take back-to-back summer sessions and get the hands-on learning and skill-building experiences of an internship, while also going off the beaten path and exploring the world. Each summer session focuses on a different topic, and you’ll have time to travel independently between sessions. 


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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Approximate Decision Date (Subject To Change) Start Date End Date
Summer 2024 04/01/2024 ** Approximately 2 weeks after the deadline TBA TBA
NOTE: The deadline listed is for REGISTRATION of this program with William & Mary through the W&M Global Education Office here at studyabroad.wm.edu -- but you must apply directly to this program via their system according to THEIR deadlines, which may be earlier than W&M's registration deadline!

** Students will be notified of their status for this program and be able to complete post-decision materials following the term's application deadline.