Locations: Kenya


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Center for Wildlife and Water Studies


In the shadow of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, lies Kenya. Grassy savannas, Rift Valley lakes, and mountain highlands provide habitats for an astounding diversity of flora and fauna, including the Big Five – lions, elephants, leopards, buffalo, and rhinos. The pastoralist Maasai people and other deep-rooted communities call this region home. Kenya’s famed national parks attract hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Kenya’s biodiversity and traditional cultures are...

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Wildlife, Water, and Climate Resilience


Spend your semester in the world-famous national parks and stunning landscapes of Kenya, studying the country’s diverse wildlife – from colossal elephants to the endangered black rhinoceros – and approaches to conservation. Here, in the heart of the Great Rift Valley, climate change and natural resource availability are affecting Kenya’s ecosystems and those living in them. Research the root causes of these changes and how different conservation strategies can benefit... Learn More

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Fall 2020

Sep 1 - Dec 12

Closed

Spring 2021

Jan 26 - May 8

Open

Fall 2021

Aug 31 - Dec 11

Open

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Foundations of Wildlife Management and Conservation


Spend your winter break exploring the rich biodiversity and stunning landscapes of Kenya where world-famous national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, and protected areas are your classroom. Explore the complexity of sustainable wildlife conservation including learning how the Maasai and other communities interact with wildlife and nature. Conduct animal behavior observations on safari drives where you’ll see a range of iconic African species. Learn More

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Winter 2021

Dec 28 - Jan 15

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Fundamentals of Wildlife Management


Kenya + Tanzania. In this two-country summer study abroad program, the world-famous national parks and reserves of Kenya and Tanzania are your classrooms. Through safari drives and field excursions, study wildlife found nowhere else on the planet – in person. Discuss different approaches to wildlife management and conservation, and learn about traditional knowledge and culture from Maasai and other community groups. Learn More

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Summer 2021

May 31 - Jun 30

Open

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Primates of the African Savanna


Primates are some of the most intelligent species on the planet and a fascinating case study on animal behavior. During this summer study abroad program, venture into Kenya’s national parks to study these complex, social creatures. Through field observations and research, learn about 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. Learn More

Availability
Summer 2020

Jul 6 - Aug 5

Closed

Summer 2021

Jul 5 - Aug 4

Open