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School for Field Studies – Kenya
Kimana, Kenya (Outgoing )
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Fall,
Spring
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Program Sponsor: The School for Field Studies (SFS) 
Restrictions: Davidson College applicants only
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Dates / Deadlines:
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2020 02/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

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Program Housing:
Field Station, Hotels/Hostels/Guest Houses
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Minimum GPA:
2.8
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Language of Instruction:
English Class Eligibility: 02 - Sophmore, 03 - Junior
Program Description:
Program Description:

KENYA SEMESTER: WILDLIFE, WATER, AND COMMUNITY


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

Spend your semester in the national parks and communities of Kenya, studying one of Earth’s most vital resources – water. Head into the field and learn how changes in water availability have cascading effects on Kenya’s spectacular ecosystems and those living in them. Study the root causes of these changes and how increased resource competition impacts wildlife behavior and human livelihoods.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Explore Amboseli National Park, known as the best place in the world to get close to free-ranging elephants.
  • Embark on a two-week excursion to northern Tanzania, including expeditions to Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Parks, and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
  • Visit the Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary, a protected habitat for the critically endangered black rhinoceros.

THE FIELD STATION:
SFS students live and study at the Center for Wildlife and Water Studies. The Center lies in the heart of Kenya’s Rift Valley, nestled between three world-famous national parks. The snow-capped peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro towers over miles of savanna, replete with a diversity of wildlife. Campus is a sprawling, grassy compound made up of traditional thatched bandas (cabins) and a central chumba (main building), steps away from the friendly village of Kimana.


RESEARCH THEMES

  • Water quality and use
  • Climate change resilience
  • Livestock-wildlife conflicts
  • Community wildlife sanctuaries
  • National park management
 

FIELD SKILLS

  • Water quality assessment
  • Wildlife census
  • Swahili language
  • Research design
  • Data collection
  • Scientific writing and presentation
 

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CONNECT WITH SFS

Visit the SFS website
Call the Admissions Hotline at 800.989.4418
Email admissions@fieldstudies.org
Read updates from the field on the SFS Blog
Follow SFS on Instagram and Facebook
Watch student videos on YouTube and Vimeo
 

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