SFS KENYA: ELEPHANTS 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, 2.5 GPA, 18 years of age
- Application Deadline: May 1st. Early applications encouraged
- Financial Aid: All accepted students can apply for need-based scholarships, grants, and loans
The African elephant is a keystone species with a profound influence on the landscape and dynamic in which it coexists with other African wildlife. As the largest (and one of the most charismatic) animal walking our planet,?its conservation continues to attract concern within and beyond Africa.?Join SFS Faculty and leading elephant scientists?to learn?about these animals in the elephant conservation strongholds in and around Amboseli National Park. Hear the perspectives of local communities living at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro, including their day-to-day interactions with the African elephant.
- Embark on multi-day camping expedition to Maasai Mara, where you’ll hope to encounter the ‘Big Five’–the African elephant, African buffalo, lion, leopard, and black rhino.
- Explore Amboseli National Park, the Kimana sanctuary, and the group ranches at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Sight elephants and learn about the challenges of cross-border conservation.
SFS students live and study at the Center for Water and Wildlife Studies. The Center 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.
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