Program Details

Travel to Kenya and spend your summer researching the country’s wide diversity of primates – some of the most intelligent species on the planet. Study ecology and behavior of Syke’s, colobus, and vervet monkeys, bush babies, and yellow and olive baboons.
Location:
Nakuru, Kenya
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

Travel to Kenya and spend your summer researching the country’s wide diversity of primates – some of the most intelligent species on the planet. Primates are a fascinating case study on animal behavior and social dynamics, and through field observations and research, you’ll study 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.

Program highlight:

  • Embark on overnight camping expeditions to Tsavo West and Amboseli National Parks, where you’ll see primates, elephants, wildebeest, and carnivores in their natural habitats.

SFS students live and study at the Center for Water and Wildlife Studies. The Center, known locally as Kilimanjaro Bush Camp, 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.

Cost:
6375 USD. Includes room and board, activities, ground transportation, and courses. Does not include airfare.

Additional Program Information

Requirements:
18 years of age; 2.6 GPA
Scholarships:
Yes
Scholarships Description:
SFS awards more than $650,000 in need-based financial aid each year. Aid packages are usually a combination of scholarships, grants, and loans. All students are eligible to apply for SFS need-based financial aid.

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