Truly an eye opening, hand on, cultural diverse and AWESOME experience! Past Review

By (Political Science And Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin - Madison) - abroad from 07/08/2013 to 08/05/2013 with

The School for Field Studies / SFS: Tanzania - Wildlife Management Studies

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned a lot about wildlife management skills, as the course was entitled, but also about cultural diversity, how to make new friends and about Tanzania in general. It was a beautiful and thrilling experience that I miss most days at home!

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Classes were intensive and met almost every day, but was varied with field exercises and excursions.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Don't expect a hot shower every day!

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes


* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)

Besides personal shopping, the program included all costs

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $50.00-$100.00
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Apply for scholarships


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Wildlife education
  • Field excursions
  • Friends made
* What could be improved?
  • Showers
  • Some food choices
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Bring more soap for washing clothes. DO NOT bring nice clothes at all.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.