Locations: Kenya


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The SFS 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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Spring 2020

Jan 26 - May 8

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Fall 2020

Sep 1 - Dec 12

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Fundamentals of Wildlife Management


Kenya + Tanzania. In this two-country fundamentals course, 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 2020

Jun 1 - Jul 1

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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. 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

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Summer 2020

Jul 6 - Aug 5

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