The program centers on learning to do quality field research in South Africa’s varied biomes.
The course is conducted in national parks and visits sites of historical interest from the far north of the country to the Cape. Students spend the majority of the semester in Kruger National Park, one of the largest conservation areas in Africa and the oldest national park in South Africa.
Mentored by local and international academics, conservation managers, and other practitioners in ecology and conservation. By designing research projects with their professors, students will contribute meaningful scientific data to issues faced by managers in South African National Parks. A highlight of the course is a three-night homestay in a rural community; students leave touched by their time shared with the community and gain a deeper sense of cultural and social awareness.
|Fall 2019 (Aug 24 – Nov 30)
|Spring 2020 (Jan 22 – Apr 30)
|16 Credits (5 Courses)
|Application Deadline: Nov 1, 2019 (for Spring)