• Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
• At the time of application, students must have completed one semester at a US college or university.
• 2.8 cumulative GPA for semester programs; 2.6 cumulative GPA for summer programs
• Previous college-level ecology, biology or environmental studies course required for semester program.
• Language Pre-requisite: None
• Open to UW-Madison degree-seeking students only
• Good academic and disciplinary standing


Environmental Science, Zoology, Forest and Wildlife Ecology, Biology, Anthropology, African Languages

Classroom Language



Field Research Station

Program Duration

Fall: Early September - Mid-December

Spring: Late January - Mid-May

Summer: Mid-June - Mid-July or Mid-July - mid-August or both

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Spring 2015-16  10/2/2015
Summer 2016 Session II: Techniques for Wildlife Field Research 2/26/2016
Summer 2016 Session I: Wildlife Management and Conservation 2/26/2016
Summer 2016 Session I & II 2/26/2016
Fall 2016-17  2/26/2016
Spring 2016-17  9/30/2016
Complete applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Early submissions encouraged.

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

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Tanzania, Karatu
SFS Wildlife Management & Wildlife Research

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Offered through the School for Field Studies (SFS), the Wildlife Management & Wildlife Research programs are approved UW affiliate program. On the semester program, you will be exposed to wildlife management practices and the complex issues involving sustainable wildlife conservation in the Tarangire-Manyara ecosystem of Tanzania. Two summer sessions are also available: Session I - Wildlife Management & Conservation, and Session II - Techniques for Wildlife Field Research.
The SFS Center for Wildlife Management Studies operates from the Moyo Hill Camp (MHC) field station in Tanzania. Located near the Manyara area, MHC is a ten minute drive from Lake Manyara National Park and a half hour from Ngorongoro National Park. This wonderfully scenic area, world-renowned for its beauty, geography, history and wildlife, is perched on an escarpment overlooking the Rift valley and the Ngorongoro Hills, with plenty of hiking trails to enjoy.
You will be working closely with both IAP and SFS on this program. You can access the program's main information page through the SFS website to learn more about the academics, housing, excursions and activities, and location. Please note that this program may fill before the application deadline, so you are encouraged to apply early.