BIOL 498 A: Biology of Eco-Health
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BIOL 110 or one other life science course
This three-week summer session course is taught entirely in Tanzania during the first summer session at Penn State. Students will examine the regional ecology, human-environment interactions, development of zoonotic diseases, and conservation of natural resources. In addition to lectures and discussions, this exceptional opportunity allows students to participate in guided walking and driving safaris, participate in guided field research contributing to long term datasets and research projects in both pastoral and agricultural ecosystems.
Students will complete course readings and have the opportunity to select a theme which they will investigate for a final paper. The course is limited to 12 participants, allowing instructors to tailor discussions and will include guest lectures by local experts in ecology, conservation, and health as well as visits to national parks and medical facilities.
For a complete line-by-line budget, visit our budget sheet.
Students are eligible to apply for:
- Education Abroad Grant-In-Aid ($500-$2,000) from the Penn State Office of Global Programs
- Education Abroad Africa & Latin America Grant-in-Aid ($500-$4,000) from the Penn State Office of Global Programs
- Education Abroad Diversity Grant-in-Aid ($500-$2,000) from Global Programs for ethnic minority students and students with documented disabilities
- Education Abroad Whole World Scholarship ($500) for students traveling to non-traditional locations
- Science Travel Grant (variable) from the Science Career & International Education Office.
- Schreyer Travel Grant (variable) for students in the Schreyer Honors College
Please apply on the Education Abroad website here.
Anna Estes, Research Coordinator, Tanzania Programs, Huck Institute of Life Sciences, Penn State
Paul Shaffner, Director, Career & International Education, Eberly College of Science, Penn State
Douglas Cavener, Professor and Head of Biology, Penn State & Adjunct Professor of the Nelson Mandela African Institute for Science and Technology