Tanzania is a beautiful and diverse country, home to the Serengeti Plains, Mount Kilimanjaro, and the Zanzibar archipelago. You’ll spend 30 nights camping in these wilderness areas to see the variety of Tanzania’s landscapes and wildlife, including lions, zebras, elephants, and ostriches. As you learn ecological field techniques and national park management, you’ll see how human development and population growth affect natural habitats and vice versa. You’ll learn to reframe notions of sustainability in relation to local population needs, perspectives, and values.
In addition to wildlife ecology, you will study Tanzanian history, politics, economics, and current events. You’ll learn how to integrate both social science and ecological field techniques through anthropological and field ecology projects.
The program has several major in-country partners: Sokoine University of Agriculture, the College of African Wildlife Management-Mweka, Klub Afriko Cultural Orientation Center, and the host communities. Many students have returned to work with these partners in future endeavors.
- Spend time at Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Serengeti National Parks. and Loliondo Game Controlled.
- Speak with local communities to understand issues of deforestation, agriculture, gender, culture, and population growth.
- Explore conservation through multiple lenses.
- Network for your academic and professional careers.
Previous college-level coursework and/or other significant preparation in environmental studies, ecology, biology, sociology, anthropology, international relations, or related fields, as assessed by SIT.