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SIT: Madagascar, Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management
Fort Dauphin, Madagascar (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Spring
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Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
Program Dates &
Deadlines:
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Restrictions: CU applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction::
English, French
Core Program Attributes::
Center-based Program, Project-based Program, Research
Minimum GPA::
3
Approved by::
A&S, AAP, CALS, ENG, HUM EC, ILR, SHA
Open to::
Junior, Senior, Sophomore Program Advisor: Dr. Kristen Grace
Program Description:

Explore environmental challenges, conservation, and development strategies in Madagascar, an island nation isolated from neighboring landmasses for more than one hundred million years.

lemursThis program offers classroom and field-based instruction in natural and social scientific methods to encourage students to analyze environmental issues in an array of ecosystems — including rainforest, dry spiny thicket, alpine and transitional forest, savannah, gallery and littoral forest, mangrove, and coral reef — and within multiple economic, socio-political, and cultural contexts.

Major topics of study include:

  • Ethnobotany
  • Marine studies
  • Lemur ecology
  • Biodiversity in Madagascar
  • Environmental challenges and conservation and development strategies in Madagascar
  • Human pressures — including mining and economic development, deforestation and land use, and ecotourism — placed on the country’s ecosystems.


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.