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Few places in the world are more iconic than the African savanna. In Tanzania, baobabs and acacia trees dot the horizon, while wildebeest stampede through the Serengeti on their Great Migration. The Big Five – lions, elephants, leopards, buffal... read more

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Few places in the world are more iconic than the African savanna. In
Tanzania, baobabs and acacia trees dot the horizon, while wildebeest stampede
through the Serengeti on their Great Migration. The Big Five – lions,
elephants, leopards, buffalo, and rhinos – are all found here. Tanzania is also
home to the Maasai, Iraqw, and Hadzabe tribes, all of whom have rich cultural
traditions and strong ties to the land.

Tanzania has made progress in protecting its
large populations of charismatic wildlife, but this rich landscape faces many
challenges. Our research focuses on understanding the impacts of climate
change, habitat fragmentation, and competition for resources and promotes
successful coexistence between humans and the country’s incredible wildlife
.


  • Wildlife Management Studies (SEMESTER PROGRAM)Explore the iconic
    landscapes of Tanzania. Meet the country’s charismatic wildlife – from
    magnificent lions and elephants to thunderous herds of wildebeest and zebras –
    as you learn about their ecology and behavior. Experience the rich culture and
    traditions of Tanzania’s Maasai, Iraqw, and Hadzabe tribal communities while
    collaborating on issues of human-wildlife conflict and climate change. Finish
    the semester with an in-depth field research project.

  • Fundamentals of Wildlife Management in Kenya and Tanzania (SUMMER I PROGRAM)The
    world-famous national parks and reserves of Kenya and Tanzania are full of wildlife
    found nowhere else on the planet. Spend your summer in this incredible region,
    learning about approaches to wildlife management and conservation through
    safari drives, expeditions in the Amboseli-Tsavo and Tarangire-Manyara
    ecosystems, and conversations with Maasai and other community members.

  • Carnivores of the African Plains (SUMMER II PROGRAM)Tanzania
    is home to more than 35 species of carnivores, including the African lion,
    cheetah, leopard, and wild dog – all of which are on the IUCN Red List. Study
    the behavioral ecology and conservation challenges facing these incredible
    creatures, while observing some of Africa’s largest remaining carnivore guilds
    up close.
SFS students live and study at the Center for Wildlife Management
Studies. Known locally as “Moyo Hill Camp” and surrounded by Tanzania’s
world-famous national parks and wildlife, it’s the perfect base camp for
expeditions into the field. Campus is reminiscent of summer camp, with plenty
of outdoor and communal spaces, while the small, friendly community of Rhotia
is a short walk away.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Research
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • African Studies
  • Animal Sciences
  • Ecology, Evolution Biology
  • Environmental Studies
  • Zoology, Animal Biology
  • Environmental Science
  • International Relations
  • Natural Resources, Conservation
  • Anthropology
  • Global Studies
  • Sustainability Studies
  • Natural Resources and Conservation
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Wildlife Science, Wildlife Management
  • Natural Sciences
  • Geography
  • Sociology and Anthropology
Minimum GPA:
2.6
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The School for Field Studies / SFS Scholarships

All students are eligible to apply for these need-based awards. SFS will work with you and your home school to understand and meet your financial need.

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Deadlines:
The complete aid application is due at least 60 days before the program begins for semester applicants, and at least 30 days before the program begins for summer applicants.

Guidelines/Requirements:
All students are eligible to apply for these need-based awards.

This need-based scholarship is available for students with a cultural and/or ancestral connection to the country in which they plan to study abroad with SFS.

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Deadlines:
The complete aid application is due at least 60 days before the program begins for semester applicants, and at least 30 days before the program begins for summer applicants.

Guidelines/Requirements:
In order to be considered for the need-based Heritage Scholarship, students must complete a personal statement indicating how they qualify for this award.

SFS matches Federal Pell Grant funding for all SFS semester programs to students who use their Pell Grant to help pay the cost of their SFS program.

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Deadlines:
The complete aid application is due at least 60 days before the program begins for semester applicants.

Guidelines/Requirements:
Students must complete the SFS Financial Aid Application in order to receive this award.

SFS seeks to broaden and strengthen the participation of traditionally underrepresented minority students in all of its programs. The SFS Diversity Scholarship is one of the ways we broaden the participation of underrepresented groups of students in study abroad. For SFS, underrepresented groups include, but are not limited to, students who identify with a certain race, sex, color, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, age, marital status, national origin or ancestry, ethnic origin, or veteran status. Underrepresented groups also include first generation college students and students from low income families.

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Deadlines:
The complete aid application is due at least 60 days before the program begins for semester applicants, and at least 30 days before the program begins for summer applicants.

Guidelines/Requirements:
In order to be considered for this scholarship, students must explain how participation in an SFS program would broaden the diversity of the program.

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