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  • Locations: Kruger National Park, South Africa
  • Program Terms: Summer 1
  • Partner Website: Click to visit
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:
Realize the complexities and challenges of conservation within the African context
Gain practical field skills conducting empirical research
Increase cross-cultural understanding
Experience some of the most amazing landscapes and protected areas left in the world today

 About the Program

Students will contribute to long term research programs and data sets that are being developed to understand the interactions between land use and land cover change, and the social and economic drivers/effects of these changes in and around National Parks in South Africa. Students will also have significant opportunities for extending their stay through internships or volunteering with partners (e.g. animal orphanages), or professional short courses in a range of wildlife-related subjects including veterinary research, field guiding, elephant management, Community based natural resource management (CBNRM), tourism management, and so on.

GEO 3930: People, Parks & Conservation in Africa
GEO 4938: Field Techniques for Conservation and Landscape Analysis
Courses are taught by UF faculty for 3 credits each

Total Number of Credits: 6 UF GPA credits


open to all majors
students in good standing
2.5 GPA or higher
video submission
short written answers
previously taken GEA 3600: Geography of Africa
(Recommended but not required)

This program is currently not accepting applications.