Tanzania: Wildlife Conservation and Political Ecology
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The program’s host communities in Bangata and Ngare Sero provide a foundation for the program’s success. In Arusha, students spend three weeks living with a family in the peri-urban community of Bangata. This village, about 8 km from Arusha town, is high on the slopes (1500 m) of Mt. Meru. Accommodation is varied between "modern" houses with electricity and wattle and daub homes. The families range from two-parent professional households (veterinarians, teachers, doctors) to those headed by single mother subsistent farmers.
Another homestay takes place in the Maasai village of Ngare Sero for one week. This is a semi-remote village at the base of the Maasai sacred mountain Ol Doinyo Lengai. Again, students are placed singularly, only this time there is very little variation in living conditions.
Other accommodations during the program include hostels, private homes, small hotels, and 33 nights of camping.
Duration: 15 weeks
Program Base: Arusha
Language Study: Kiswahili
Prerequisites: Coursework in environmental studies, biology, sociology, anthropology, or international relations. Read more...
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