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  • Locations: Kimana, Kenya
  • Program Time Abroad: Summer 1
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: The School for Field Studies (SFS) 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 1 2021 02/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Affiliate Provider Click here for a definition of this term Academic Area: Agriculture - Recreation, Park & Tourism Sciences, Agriculture - Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Geosciences - Environmental Sciences, Liberal Arts - International Studies, Liberal Arts - Political Science, Science, Science - Biology
Click here for a definition of this term Language of instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Primary Contact: Affiliate Provider & Exchange Advising (tcabroad@tamu.edu)
Housing: Apartment, Other Classification: Freshman, Grad Student, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Description:

KENYA SUMMER I: PRIMATES OF THE AFRICAN SAVANNA


PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Terms: Summer Session I
  • Credits: 4 semester-hour credits
  • Prerequisites: No course prerequisites: 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 summer researching primate behavior and ecology in Kenya’s national parks and ranching communities. Observe different species such as baboons, vervet monkeys, and patas monkeys in the field, and collect data on individual activities and patterns of social behavior – data which helps inform the efforts of local conservation managers and policymakers.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHT:
  • Head to Tsavo National Park for an overnight camping expedition, where you’ll get to see primates, elephants, wildebeests, and carnivores in their natural habitat.

THE FIELD STATION:
SFS students live and study at the Center for Water and Wildlife 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.
 

FIELD SKILLS

  • Ethogram and primate behavior monitoring techniques
  • Habitat management planning
  • Water quality assessment
  • Wildlife census
  • Social science interview and survey methods
  • Research design
  • Data collection
  • Scientific writing and presentation
 

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