SIT Study Abroad: Tanzania - Wildlife Conservation and Political Ecology

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Explore the balance between ecological concerns and socioeconomic objectives in the vast wilderness expanses of northern Tanzania.The program challenges students to reframe notions of sustainability in relation to local population needs, perspecti... read more

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Language, cultural understanding, friends, education, confidence and perspective. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned about trade-offs between conservation efforts and human rights. I learned about privilege and about power dynamics between groups of people. I learned about local culture. I learned about struggles for dominance between groups of people and between people and animals. I learned how to be independent. I learned how to p... - Trinity University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with SIT Study Abroad: Tanzania - Wildlife Conservation and Political Ecology
It was worthwhile. I learned to be very independent, I learned Kiswahili, I grew very close to my friends on the program, I made many friends and I plan to go back after I graduate. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I was able to meet countless amazing and resilient individuals that I would not have met otherwise. These individuals, whether I met them through my ISP or homestay, were able to teach me so much more than some of the lectures we had. It made it all worthwhile and was beautiful to hear their stories. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with SIT Study Abroad: Tanzania - Wildlife Conservation And Political Ecology
I learned a lot even though it wasn't always in a classroom setting. I learned the most about the Masai tribe when I stayed with them. - Trinity University View Entire Review
Too much to list. Language, culture, biology. Absolutely worthwhile. - Trinity University View Entire Review
Very worthwhile, learned not only about a new culture and a new way of life but got serious biological research experience under my belt. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Absolutely. I now have an incredible connection to an amazing people and amazing people and I feel reinvigorated academically. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned the language, the country, and the context. This helped me many years later, when I returned to Tanzania for PhD field work in Dar es Salaam. I could not only could I speak the language, but also feel comfortable. - Colby College View Entire Review
I learned about Tanzanian culture, wildlife and ecology as well as traditions, foods, politics, music and so much more. View Entire Review
Language and I now know what I want to do with my career. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Language Skill Exposure to different ways of life and lifestyles - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Definitely worth while. I gained amazing new friends, an appreciation and understanding of Tanzanian culture, Swahili skills, and an amazing independent study project that I will most likely turn into a thesis. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Power and privilege was a big theme throughout the program. Being able to visit the national parks and live in Arusha as a student and a tourist gave me very different perspectives. It was a challenging experience but totally worthwhile. As a political science student I appreciated my time in Tanzania where I learned so much abo... - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Past Review Awesome
Probably more about the real world than I would ever actually learn through my middlebury experience - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Beyond worthwile - Tufts University View Entire Review

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Explore the balance between ecological concerns and socioeconomic objectives in the vast wilderness expanses of northern Tanzania.

The program challenges students to reframe notions of sustainability in relation to local population needs, perspectives, and values. Through rigorous thematic coursework and hands-on experiential learning, students consider how natural resource management will benefit future generations in light of the current factors driving environmental degradation. Students explore the country’s diverse human and natural environments through seminars and field visits to nature reserves and conservation areas.

Major topics of study include:

- Wildlife ecology
- Conservation, environmental issues, and national park management
- Life and culture, history, politics/economics, and current events
- Relationships between socioeconomic objectives, ecological parameters, and cultural transitions from multi scale/actor perspectives in various Tanzanian landscapes

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Ecology, Evolution Biology
  • Environmental Studies
  • Zoology, Animal Biology
Minimum GPA:
2.5
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