Summer 2019: May 14 – June 3
Prerequisite(s): Biol 110 or one other life science course
Application deadline: February 1, 2019
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
- Penn State Science students studying on university-approved for-credit programs are eligible to apply for funding from the college
- Global Experiences Scholarship (variable) from the Office of Science Engagement.
- Schreyer Travel Grant (variable) for students in the Schreyer Honors College
Please apply on the Education Abroad website here.