• 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
Fall 2016-17  2/26/2016
Spring 2016-17  9/30/2016
Complete applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Early submissions encouraged.
Summer 2017 Session I & II 2/24/2017
Summer 2017 Session I: Wildlife Management and Conservation 2/24/2017
Summer 2017 Session II: Techniques for Wildlife Field Research 2/24/2017
Fall 2017-18  2/24/2017

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. Options include the semester program and two summer sessions: Session I - Wildlife Management & Conservation, and Session II - Techniques for Wildlife Field Research.
Northern Tanzania offers a tightly-packed hub for wildlife tourism. The area is home to world-famous national parks, such as Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Kilimanjaro, Serengeti, and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. This extremely scenic area, which is the center of tourism in East Africa, has been the home of the Maasai, Iraqw, and other groups for centuries.
The Wildlife Management Studies semester program will allow you to examine how land-use practices within Maasai group ranches can be sustainably managed to promote both local economic livelihoods and wildlife conservation. You’ll gain a general overview of cultural perceptions, conservation issues, wildlife dispersal areas, and biodiversity conservation in Tanzania while meeting and interviewing wildlife managers and members of the Maasai community. The summer program exposes you to a rich array of issues related to wildlife management and conservation, and to methods and practices in wildlife field research.
The Center for Wildlife Management Studies field station, Moyo Hill Camp, is located in northern Tanzania in the Tarangire-Manyara ecosystem between Lake Manyara National Park and the famous Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
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.