Madagascar: Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management

Costs

SIT Pell Grant Match Award. SIT Study Abroad provides matching grants to all students receiving Federal Pell Grant funding; this award can be applied to any SIT semester program. View all SIT Study Abroad scholarships.

Tuition: $14,810
The tuition fee covers the following program components:
  • Cost of all lecturers who provide instruction to students in:
    • Biodiversity and natural resources
    • Malagasy society and cultural values
  • Environmental Research Methods and Ethics seminar in preparation for the Independent Study Project
  • Intensive language instruction in French
  • Intensive language instruction in Malagasy
  • All educational excursions to locations such as Ranomafana rainforest, the Spiny Desert, Andasibe, Andringitra, Andohahela, Isalo National Parks, and the barrier reef of TulĂ©ar, including all related travel costs
  • Independent Study Project (including a stipend for accommodation and food)
 
Room & Board: $2,240
The room and board fee covers the following program components:
  • All accommodations during the entire program period.  This includes during orientation, time in the program base (Fort Dauphin, Tolagnaro), on all excursions, during the Independent Study Project, and during the final evaluation period.  Accommodation is covered either by SIT Study Abroad directly, through a stipend provided to each student, or through the homestay.
  • All homestays (four weeks in Fort Dauphin and one week in a rural village)
  • All meals for the entire program period. Meals are covered either by SIT Study Abroad directly or through a stipend, or through the homestay.
 
Estimated Additional Costs:
International Airfare
International airfares vary greatly due to the volatility of airline industry pricing, flight availability, and specific flexibility/restrictions on the type of ticket purchased. Students may choose to take advantage of frequent flyer or other airline awards available to them, which could significantly lower their travel costs.
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Visa Expenses $60
Immunizations varies
Books & Supplies $40
Discretionary Expenses
Personal expenses during a semester abroad vary based on individual spending habits and budgets. While all meals and accommodations are covered in the room and board fee, incidentals and personal transportation costs differ depending on the non-program-related interests and pursuits of each student. To learn more about personal budgeting, we recommend speaking with alumni who participated in a program in your region.  See a full list of our alumni contacts.  Please note that free time to pursue non-program-related activities is limited.
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Please Note: Fees and additional expenses are based on all known circumstances at the time of calculation. Due to the unique nature of our programs and the economics of host countries, SIT reserves the right to change its fees or additional expenses without notice.


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Credits: 16

Duration: 15 weeks

Program Base: Fort Dauphin (Tolagnaro)

Language Study: French,  Malagasy

Prerequisites: Coursework in environmental studies, ecology, biology, or related fields; 3 semesters college-level French Read more...

Madagascar

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Fall 2013 Evaluations (PDF)
Spring 2013 Evaluations (PDF)
Fall 2012 Evaluations (PDF)


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