Tanzania: Wildlife Conservation and Political Ecology
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The program’s host communities provide a foundation for the program’s success. The two communities are Bangata and Ngare Sero. In Arusha, students spend about three weeks living with a peri-urban family in Bangata. This village is about 8 km from Arusha town, high on the slopes (1500m) of Mt. Meru. Accommodation is varied between "modern" houses with electricity and mud and stick homes. The families range from professionals (vets, teachers, doctors) to single mother subsistent farmers.
Another homestay takes place in the Maasai Village of Ngare Sero for one week. This is a semi-remote village at the base of the Maasai holy mountain. Again, students are placed randomly and singularly, only this time there is very little variation in living conditions.
Other accommodations during the program include hostels, private homes, small hotels, and 33 nights of camping.
Duration: 15 weeks
Program Base: Arusha
Language Study: Kiswahili
Prerequisites: Coursework in environmental studies, biology, sociology, anthropology, or international relations. Read more...
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