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  • Locations: Rhotia, Tanzania
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Field Studies 
  • Restrictions: NC State applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English NC State Students Only: Yes
Minimum GPA: 2.8 Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: 0 no minimum language requirement Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Non-NC State
High Impact, Experiential Opportunities: Research or Field Work Opportunities, Service-Learning Opportunities, Volunteer Opportunities Duration: Semester
Click here for a definition of this term Provider: SFS
Program Description:



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WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT STUDIES,
TANZANIA


PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Credits: 18 semester-hour credits
  • Prerequisites: One semester of college-level ecology, biology, or environmental studies/science; 18 years of age
  • Application Deadline: Rolling admissions. Early applications encouraged
  • Financial Aid: All accepted students can apply for need-based scholarships, grants, and loans


OVERVIEW

Northern Tanzania is a hub of wildlife tourism. Home to world-famous national parks such as Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Kilimanjaro, Serengeti, and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, this remarkably scenic area is the center of tourism in East Africa. It has also been the home of the Maasai, Iraqw, and other groups for centuries.

Our curriculum and research focus on how changes in land use and resource availability in the Tarangire-Manyara ecosystem can be managed to foster the well-being of local communities while safeguarding and promoting biodiversity conservation.

Students learn about the socioeconomic, policy, and environmental drivers and implications of demographic change and land reform for wildlife conservation and rural development.


PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Multi-day field expedition and camping trip to Serengeti National Park, studying large mammal ecology, wildlife migrations, and tourist behavior in the park
  • Multi-day trip to Tarangire National Park and surrounding areas for field exercises on wildlife population counting, lion ecology and behavior, conservation models, and human-wildlife conflicts
  • Visit cultural manyatta (settlements), an opportunity to glimpse Maasai and Iraqw cultures: traditional ceremonies, demonstrations of fire-making, and dances by Maasai morans (warriors)
 

DIRECTED RESEARCH

Through Directed Research (DR)—as opposed to basic, applied, or independent research—students conduct research on a specific topic that is part of the SFS Center’s long-term strategic research plan, which has been developed in partnership with local community stakeholders and clients.

The course, taught by resident SFS faculty, provides students with the opportunity to apply the scientific process in a mentored field research project that addresses a local environmental issue. Through the DR project, students contribute to a growing body of scientific research that informs local conservation and resource management decisions.
 


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NC State Application Instructions
(Please read each step carefully)
  1. Submit an Application for SFS Tanzania
  2. Complete an NC State application for SFS by clicking 'Apply Now' on this page.
    • Financial aid is generally available to help qualified NC State students meet the expenses of study abroad. For additional funding, NC State students should consider applying for a study abroad scholarship, and check out other ideas for funding study abroad
  3. All transcripts should be sent to the NC State Study Abroad Office


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/15/2019
**
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2020 03/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be notified of acceptance in 2 to 4 weeks.

Indicates that deadline has passed