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SIT: Tanzania, Wildlife Conservation and Political Ecology
Arusha, Tanzania (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
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Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
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Restrictions: CU applicants only
Fact Sheet:
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Center-based Program, Research
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Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Advisor: Libby Okihiro
Program Description:

Explore the balance between ecological concerns and socioeconomic objectives in the vast wilderness expanses of northern Tanzania.

zebrasThe program challenges students to reframe notions of sustainability in relation to local population needs, perspectives, and values. Through rigorous thematic coursework and hands-on experiential learning, students consider how natural resource management will benefit future generations in light of the current factors driving environmental degradation. Students explore the country’s diverse human and natural environments through seminars and field visits to nature reserves and conservation areas.

Major topics of study include:

  • Marine biodiversity and field methodology at two marine reserves (Mbudya Island and Sinda Island) and one unprotected reef (Bawe Reef)
  • Kiswahili language
  • Tanzanian wildlife, including butterflies at the new Zanzibar Butterfly Centre and rare birds and endemic red colobus monkeys at Jozani Forest
  • Conservation and ecotourism
  • Coastal ecology and natural resource management in Zanzibar, Pemba, and coastal Tanzania

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Approx. Start Approx. End
Spring 2016 10/01/2015 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Programs may fill long before their final deadline. * Recommendation--For SPRING: APPLY in MAY to study abroad the following spring. For FALL/YEAR: APPLY in DECEMBER. Later applications are always welcome, but colleges may need time to process your approval.