Tanzania: Zanzibar—Coastal Ecology and Natural Resource Management

Costs

SIT Pell Grant Match Award. SIT Study Abroad provides matching grants to all students receiving Federal Pell Grant funding; this award can be applied to any SIT semester program. View all SIT Study Abroad scholarships.

Tuition: $15,110
The tuition fee covers the following program components:
  • Cost of all lecturers who provide instruction to students in:
    • Zanzibari culture and society
    • Coastal resource management
    • Coral reef conservation
  • Environmental Field Study Seminar on research methods and Human Subjects Review
  • Intensive language instruction in Swahili
  • All educational excursions to locations such as Pemba Island, Jozani and Ngezi Forests, Mikumi National Park, Misali Island Conservation Area, Chumbe Island Coral Park Ecotourism Project and Reserve, and the Zanzibar Butterfly Centre, including all related travel costs
  • Independent Study Project (including a stipend for accommodation and food)
  • Health insurance throughout the entire program period
 
Room & Board: $2,790
The room and board fee covers the following program components:
  • All accommodations during the entire program period.  This includes during orientation, time in the program base (Stone Town, Zanzibar), on all excursions, during the Independent Study Project, and during the final evaluation period.  Accommodation is covered either by SIT Study Abroad directly or through a stipend provided to each student, or through the homestay.
  • All homestays (four weeks in Stone Town and six nights on Pemba Island)
  • All meals for the entire program period. Meals are covered either by SIT Study Abroad directly or through a stipend, or through the homestay.
 
Estimated Additional Costs:
International Airfare
International airfares vary greatly due to the volatility of airline industry pricing, flight availability, and specific flexibility/restrictions on the type of ticket purchased. Students may choose to take advantage of frequent flyer or other airline awards available to them, which could significantly lower their travel costs.
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Visa Expenses $100
Immunizations varies
Books & Supplies $100
Discretionary Expenses
Personal expenses during a semester abroad vary based on individual spending habits and budgets. While all meals and accommodations are covered in the room and board fee, incidentals and personal transportation costs differ depending on the non-program-related interests and pursuits of each student. To learn more about personal budgeting, we recommend speaking with alumni who participated in a program in your region.  See a full list of our alumni contacts.  Please note that free time to pursue non-program-related activities is limited.
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Please Note: Fees and additional expenses are based on all known circumstances at the time of calculation. Due to the unique nature of our programs and the economics of host countries, SIT reserves the right to change its fees or additional expenses without notice.


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Credits: 16

Duration: 15 weeks

Program Base: Stone Town, Zanzibar

Language Study: Kiswahili

Prerequisites: Coursework in environmental studies, ecology, or biology; swimming or snorkeling ability recommended Read more...

View Student Evaluations for this program:

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Fall 2013 Evaluations (PDF)
Spring 2013 Evaluations (PDF)
Fall 2012 Evaluations (PDF)


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