SFS KENYA: PRIMATES OF THE AFRICAN SAVANNA (SUMMER II)
- Terms: Summer Session II
- Credits: 4 semester-hour credits (8 if combined with Summer Session I)
- 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
Travel to Kenya and spend your summer researching the country’s wide diversity of primates – some of the most intelligent species on the planet. Primates are a fascinating case study on animal behavior and social dynamics, and through field observations and research, you’ll study the ecology and behavior of Syke’s, colobus, and vervet monkeys, bush babies, and yellow and olive baboons as well as human-wildlife conflict and conservation issues.
- Embark on overnight camping expeditions to Tsavo West and Amboseli National Parks, where you’ll see primates, elephants, wildebeest, and carnivores in their natural habitats.
SFS students live and study at the Center for Water and Wildlife Studies. The Center, known locally as Kilimanjaro Bush Camp, lies in the heart of Kenya’s Rift Valley, between three world-famous national parks. The snow-capped peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro towers over miles of savanna, replete with a diversity of wildlife. Our sprawling, grassy campus includes traditional thatched bandas
(cabins) and a central chumba
(main building), just down the road from the small town of Kimana.
Take back-to-back summer sessions and get the hands-on learning and skill-building experiences of an internship, while also going off the beaten path and exploring the world. Each summer session focuses on a different topic, and you’ll have time to travel independently between sessions. Receive a $1,000 discount on your second session.
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