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  • Locations: Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Program Terms: J-Term
  • Restrictions: SNC applicants only
  • Program Cost:: J-Term
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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Program Type: Experiential Housing Type: Hostels, Homes, or Hotels
Language of Instruction: English Direct/Exchange/SNC: Faculty-led
Program Description:

Location IconWould you like to have class while sitting only a few feet away from a wild elephant or rhinoceros? Travel to South Africa and learn while on safari! During J-Term 2019, Dr. Brandt will teach African Wildlife Conservation and Management in South Africa.

This course will provide a comprehensive study of wildlife and conservation techniques applied to species in South Africa. Students will examine wildlife topics including conservation, behavior, welfare, zoonotic diseases, evolution, ecology, genetics, management, and more. The group will consist of eight students to allow for a more personal and focused experience. Students will have hands on experiences and opportunities to interact with wildlife while touring Kruger National Park, a private game reserve, biomedical, educational, and conservation facilities. Additionally this course will explore how history, government, geography, and culture influence wildlife management, genetic diversity, health, and human-wildlife interactions. Students will have the opportunity to interact with a trained, experienced professional field guide who will serve as the on-site coordinator of all activities.

Orientation IconThis Global Seminar is organized as a 2+2 model. You will enroll in a 2-credit course during the Fall 2018 term, which serves as preparation for your #SNCadventures in South Africa. You are required to attend the pre-departure orientation hosted by the Center for Global Engagement during the Fall 2018 term. Please see the Events page for the date, time, and location. 

Academics IconPrerequisites include BIOL 120 and BIOL 121. Students who successfully complete the course may satisfy an upper-level BIOL elective. The course is under review for advanced beyond borders (C-BB, C-AD).

Successful students will be able to:
  • Identify common wildlife species and their behavioral characteristics, conservation needs, and ecosystem role
  • Understand the opportunities and challenges of wildlife conservation and management in South Africa with respect to cultural perspectives and government policies
  • Identify and explain factors that influence health and well-being of South African wildlife and the scientific approaches used to address animal health issues
  • Appreciate the diversity, complexity, and value of wildlife in South Africa

Housing IconHousing will include cabin, hotel/hostel, and tent. All sites will have access to indoor plumbing and electricity. Internet access and air conditioning may be available intermittently.

All meals in South Africa will be coordinated by the local guide. Students will need to purchase their own meals while traveling to/from South Africa.

Travel Doc IconA visa is official permission, granted by the authorities of the country where you wish to study or visit, which allows you to enter and remain in that country for a specific purpose and for a designated period of time. A student visa is not required for this Global Seminar.

Finances IconReview the budget sheet for this program by clicking on the appropriate term next to "Program Cost" at the top of the page.

Contact IconFor more information, please contact the Faculty Director, Dr. Adam Brandt, or Dr. Jeremy Doughty in the Center for Global Engagement. 
Disclaimer: Program information is subject to change. 

This program is currently not accepting applications.