Look, A Bird!

Hannah Storey Dickinson College International Relations Wildlife Management Studies, Tanzania Since I was a kid I have always been slightly obsessed with birds. There are countless types of birds here  in Tanzania and with the most amazing color combinations I have ever seen as an avid bird watcher. Even sitting outside working on assignments you [...]

Dirty, Exhausted, and Completely Satisfied

Perrin Hess University of Redlands Environmental Studies Wildlife Management Studies, Tanzania We are now officially over one month into our stay here in Tanzania, and the time has definitely flown by. The past month has been a whirlwind of meeting and quickly making friends with forty one new people, having crazy cultural experiences, seeing some [...]

Time Flies When You’re Having Fun

Name: Elizabeth Brammer-Robbins School: North Carolina State University Major: Animal Science/Zoology Program: Wildlife Management Studies, Tanzania We have been at Moyo Hill Camp for about three weeks now and we have already been on so many unforgettable adventures. We have been to Lake Manyara National Park twice now and I have more pictures than I [...]

Just Like Humans

Name: John Kioko, Ph.D. Position: Associate Professor in Wildlife Ecology Program: Wildlife Management Studies, Tanzania Today we spent the day studying baboons in Lake Manyara National Park. The lake, dubbed by Ernest Hemingway as the “loveliest lake in Africa,” straddles much of the east end of the park. To the western end of the park [...]

First Impressions of SFS Tanzania

Name: Tanner Scheetz School: Miami University Major: Zoology with a History minor Program: Wildlife Management Studies, Tanzania Why did you choose to study abroad with SFS? I always knew I wanted to study abroad, and knew that I was not really interested in a semester abroad that felt more like a vacation.  The programs offered [...]

First Impressions of SFS Tanzania

Name: MacKinsey Johnson School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Major: Biology with Chemistry minor Program: Wildlife Management Studies, Tanzania Why did you choose to study abroad with SFS? I chose to study abroad with SFS because this program offers the opportunity to learn not only from a classroom but also in a hands-on [...]

Utter Majesty of the Wildlife in Tanzania

Name: Mike Kowalski School: Boston Univeristy Major: Ecology and Conservation Biology Program: Wildlife Management & Conservation, Tanzania When I started typing the first words of my SFS application for a summer study abroad program, I did so with entirely selfish intentions.  For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had a dream of journeying [...]

From Caribbean Sunsets to Serengeti Sunrises

Name: Olivia Rivera School: Colby College Major: Biological Sciences SFS Programs: Turks & Caicos Islands Spring ’14; Tanzania Summer 1 ’14 In the past five months I have lived in two different countries in two different hemispheres, and traveled across the Atlantic Ocean to a completely different continent. I spent my spring semester at the SFS [...]

Tanzanian National Parks

Name: Julia Geschke School: University of Maryland, College Park Major: Environmental Science Program: Wildlife Management & Conservation, Tanzania When is riding in cars not relaxing? When you’re in a safari car zooming around a national park, standing up on the seats to look out the roof (which pops up) and bruising your sides from bumping [...]

Our First Week in Tanzania

Name: Allison Guitard School: Anne Arundel Community College Major: Biological Sciences Program: Wildlife Management and Conservation, Tanzania I awake enclosed in netting, the unfamiliar banda temporarily disorienting. In Rhotia, the sun has not yet begun its ascent, and I’m greeted by the local mosque’s morning call to prayer. It is dark, and as I leave [...]

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