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  • Locations: Kimana, Kenya; Moyo Hill Camp, Tanzania
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Elon applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:
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About the Location

Northern Tanzania is home to world famous protected areas including Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Serengeti and Tarangire National Parks, where elephants, lions, giraffe, baboons, and other large mammals roam. It is also home to indigenous communities such as the Maasai and Hadzabe, whose livelihoods are intricately entwined with the wildlife and natural resources surrounding them. This is a unique program in which students are able to study native wildlife and compare the management techniques of two local cultures and economies. Students will spend their semester in a field stations located in Moyo Hill Camp, Tanzania. Students will also venture on a two week excursion to the SFS Center in Kimana, Kenya.


Academics

Courses include Techniques of Wildlife Management, Wildlife Ecology, Environmental Policy and SocioEconomic Values, Directed Research, Intro to Swahili Language and East Africa Tribal Communities.

  • Grades count toward an Elon GPA.
  • Study abroad courses may not be taken on an audit or pass/fail basis, regardless of the host institution's policy.
  • Visit the SFS website to see course listings for this semester program.
  • Additional information about course equivalents for this program is available on the Course Planning Registration for Study Abroad and Study USA page.

General Program Dates

Fall semester – early September to mid-December
Spring semester – late January to early May


Cost

Costs for study abroad vary program to program and will not be exactly the same as on-campus costs of attendance at Elon.

For cost information for this program, please see the budget sheets:


Scholarships/Travel Grants

Need-based scholarships are available for Elon semester programs through the GEC. For additional information on scholarships or other funding for study abroad, see the Funding for Study Abroad page.

If you qualify for a travel grant through any of the fellows or scholars programs, see the appropriate program director for more information on how to apply the grant to your study abroad program. Visit the Deadlines and Events Calendar for travel grant deadlines.

School for Field Studies (SFS) awards scholarships for students on their programs. For more information on SFS funding, visit the SFS website.


Housing

Students have the opportunity to live in two field stations: National Park Camp and Kilimanjaro Bush Camp. Students live in thatched roof bandas. The main building houses a kitchen, classrooms and a library.


Applications

Students must complete the online Elon University study abroad application by the published deadline. See the Deadline and Events Calendar for the most up-to-date deadline information. Applications are generally accepted one semester in advance. 

Initial approval is granted by Elon, and final acceptance is granted by the School for Field Studies

Note: This program has limited capacity. Applications for a given term will no longer be accepted once capacity has been reached.


Orientations

A successful semester abroad is dependent upon adequate preparation. Students will participate in a series of mandatory orientations during the semester prior to studying abroad. These orientations will address issues of academic, cultural, logistical, financial, and personal preparation, as well as health and safety. Failure to participate in the required orientations will result in dismissal from the program. Any financial losses incurred by this dismissal, including program fees and international airfare, are the student's full responsibility.

View the semester programs pre-departure orientation schedule.


Additional Information and Links

Want to know more? Connect with the GEC, alumni, and prospective students on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. And keep in touch with us using #ElonGlobal!
  
Global Ambassadors are GEC student representatives that have participated in one or more study abroad programs and have been trained to speak about their experiences. You can be in touch with current Global Ambassadors via email. They are looking forward to hearing from you!
 

Embassy, Consulate, and Visa Resources

Tanzanian Embassy in Washington, D.C.

U.S. Embassy in Tanzania

 

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Testimonial:
Testimonial:
We got to live in two different places for six to seven weeks.
     — Kristen Conroy, Spring 2012
Read what others have said about this program.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 09/18/2018
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Rolling Admission 01/28/2019 05/08/2019
Fall 2019 02/14/2019
**
Rolling Admission 09/02/2019 12/11/2019
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.

Early Action Period: October 9 to 11:59 p.m., November 15. Students that would like an early answer on their application status and scholarship support may apply Early Action. Students that apply Early Action will be notified of their status by December 4 and GEC Access Scholarship support by January.

Rolling Period: December 4 to 11:59 p.m., February 14. Applications submitted within these dates will be reviewed within two weeks of submission in the order received as space is available. Students must complete the GEC Access Scholarship questionnaire by February 14 to guarantee consideration. Students will be notified of GEC Access Scholarship support by April.

All applications for this program, whether submitted Early Action or Rolling, are non-binding until the deposit credit deadline, April 9. Please view the deadlines page for payment and cancellation information.

The start date and end date listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.

Spring 2020 09/12/2019
**
Rolling Admission 01/27/2020 05/06/2020
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.

Early Action Period: April 2 to 11:59 p.m., May 2. Students that would like an early answer on their application status and scholarship support may apply Early Action. Students that apply Early Action will be notified of their status by May 21 and GEC Access Scholarship support by early summer.

Rolling Period: May 21 to 11:59 p.m., September 12. Applications submitted within these dates will be reviewed within two weeks of submission in the order received as space is available. Students must complete the GEC Access Scholarship questionnaire by September 12 to guarantee consideration. Students will be notified of GEC Access Scholarship support by October.

All applications for this program, whether submitted Early Action or Rolling, are non-binding until the deposit credit deadline, November 7. Please view the deadlines page for payment and cancellation information.

The start date and end date listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.


** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applications will be reviewed on a space-available basis and applicants will be notified of their application status within two weeks of submission.

Indicates that deadline has passed

This program is currently not accepting applications.