Biology

African Ecology and Conservation in South Africa: Organization for Tropical Studies (Duke University)

Fynbos Biome, South Africa

OTS students will travel through the stunning landscapes of South Africa, gaining exposure to its many habitats including incredibly diverse populations of birds, animals, and insects, making it an ecologist's paradise. Students will be housed at the Skukuza campl also spend time in a tented research village in Kruger National Park. Rrequired classes: South African Ecosystems and Diversity (4), Field Research in Savanna Ecology(4), Conservation and Management of Protected Areas in South Africa (4), History Through Culture of South Africa (4). Duke OTS Homepage

Au Sable Institute  (Biology majors/minors only)

The Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies offers two summer sessions as well as a May session. Au Sable programs take place at their campuses around the world. The May program takes place in the Great Lakes area, while the summer sessions take place in India, the Pacific Rim, the Florida Everglades, as well as the Great Lakes area. Au Sable provides college and university level programs in environmental studies, field biology, stewardship ecology, and ecological sustainability for students worldwide. Studies seek to help students understand natural ecosystems, environmental degradation and its causes, the ethical nature and content of environmental problems, and responsible and appropriate practice. Au Sable Homepage

Creation Care Studies Program, Belize  (Open to all majors)

This semester-long program explores biblical stewardship first-hand, as students study environmental issues in Belize. Designed for non-science majors, the program includes opportunities for study, reflection, research, and travel. During the program you will experience community in motion as you travel with a group of students for four months throughout the country of Belize. Rigorous classes will give you direct field experiences and confront you with current world issues. CCSP readily awaits adventure-seeking, biblically-minded students, who want to take on the challenge of learning how to care for God’s earth and all its creatures—both human and non-human. This program is open to students with a minimum 2.75 GPA. CCSP Belize Homepage

Creation Care Studies Program, New Zealand (Open to all majors)

his semester-long program explores biblical stewardship, first hand, as students study environmental issues in New Zealand. Designed for non-science majors, the program includes opportunities for study, reflection, research, and travel. Rigorous classes will give you direct field experiences and confront you with current world issues. CCSP readily awaits adventure seeking, biblically minded students, who want to take on the challenge of learning how to care for God’s earth and all its creatures—both human and non-human. This program is open to students with a minimum 2.75 GPA. CCSP New Zealand Homepage

Global Health (Costa Rica): Organization for Tropical Studies (Duke University)

Study the biology of tropcial diseases and how environmental changes threaten human health. Visit mulitiple types of ecosystemms and communities in Costa Rica to learn about the biology and evolution of disease. Cultual immersion is incorporated into the program through a three-week homestay in Costa Rica. Working with your facutly and visiting experts, you will learn the concepts and gain the practical field skills to develop your own independent research project. COURSES: Tropical Diseases, Environmental Change and Humman Health, Research Methods iin Tropical Biology, Introduction to Field Ethnobiology, Cultural and Language in Costa Rica. Duke OTS Homepage Global Health

 

Tropical Biology on a Changing Planet (Costa Rica): Organization for Tropical Studies (Duke University)

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The Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) has three field sites (La Selva, Las Cruces, and Palo Verde) in Costa Rica where students can immerse themselves in the country's rich biodiversity. Each site is located in a unique habitat and specializes in a different kind of ecology research. Students will take four courses during the semester: Fundamentals of Tropical Biology (4), Environmental Science and Policy of the Tropics (4), Field Reseach in Tropical Biology (4), and Spanish Language and Latin American Culture (4). Duke OTS Homepage

Houghton in Tanzania, Iringa, Tanzania (Houghton College)  (Open to all majors)

Houghton-in-Tanzania is a program of Houghton College in East Africa that offers students an opportunity to experience life as most Africans themselves experience it. Extended trips away from the campus site include visits to nearby game reserves and Wahehe and Maasai tribal villages. Elective course options vary from year to year but core courses are: East African Anthropology, Wildlife Behavior, and Human Ecology). (A minimum 2.75 GPA is required.) Due to the program’s popularity, please apply a year in advance through our office. Houghton in Tanzania Homepage