Field Studies in Wildlife Conservation
Prerequisites for NS 2044: EN 1011/1015, F.Y. Studies, 3-credit 1000-level NS course (or permission of instructor)
+/- July 28-August 19, 2017
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Program Director: Debbie Hayward
Academic Director: Andrew Stein
Primary goal: to introduce multidisciplinary approaches in addressing challenges to species conservation and community-based natural resource management
- Study in two iconic African ecosystems: the Okavango Delta and Kalahari Desert
- Learn techniques for studying wildlife communities and tracking African predators
- Explore African culture by visiting local villages and ancient rock paintings
- Develop an understanding of the complexities of wildlife conservation issues, including lions, elephants, and rhinos
- Adapt to rustic living situations, changing schedules, and challenging environments
- Flights to and from Botswana are l-o-n-g (sometimes over 20 hours from New York). Your program will start while you are still experiencing jetlag.
- No visa is required, but immunizations are highly recommended (see U.S. Center for Disease Control guidelines).
- Conditions in Botswana in July/August will be dry and dusty.
- This program requires that students be adaptable and comfortalbe living for 3 weeks with limited solitude.
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Travel Information (stay tuned)
Cost for the trip is $6,500* and includes:
- 4-credit course
- Group flights
- In-country transportation
- Field trips and housing
- Some meals (a supplemental food allowance of $250.00 will be assessed to cover food not provided by program)
Price does not include individual spending money.
Limited financial aid is available; contact Michael Mertes, Director of Financial Aid.
* Discounts for students enrolled in back-to-back summer study abroad programs. Pair this program with Scotland.