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  • Locations: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Skidmore applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.75
Program Features: Academic Program, Field Studies, Research Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Program Housing
Departmental Approval: Biology, Civic Engagement, Environmental Studies and Sciences Language Requirement: No
Credit Type: Transfer Credit Non-Skidmore Student: No
Click here for a definition of this term Class Year: 02- Sophomore, 03- Junior, 04- Senior
Program Description:
South Africa’s rich biological and cultural diversity makes it an exceptional location in which to examine issues related to ecology and conservation. Based in Kruger National Park and West Coast National Park, field study and research exercises will expose you to different types of ecosystems, whilst you come to explore the fauna and flora of both the savanna systems and the Cape Floristic Kingdom.

You will take four courses: South African Ecosystems and Diversity, Field Research Methods in Ecology, Conservation and Management of Protected Areas in South Africa, and Duke in South Africa: Special Topics in History. Science courses will be taught by OTS faculty and distinguished visiting scientists and conservation practitioners. Prominent South African historians, artists, and cultural theorists will lead the course on History and Culture of South Africa. The program is physically and intellectually demanding, stressing full immersion in hands-on scientific and cultural studies.

South Africa is a progressive, dynamic nation that continues to redefine itself in the post-apartheid era. It features a fascinating blend of Western amenities and traditional African cultures, and a strong tradition of environmental protection, which has resulted in the creation of numerous preserves that offer excellent research opportunities.

African Ecology & Conservation in South Africa

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This program is currently not accepting applications.