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A&M Africa Wildlife Conservation & Health
Nelspruit, South Africa (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer 1
Texas A&M Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year
Texas A&M
Application Deadline
Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 1 2015 12/15/2014 ** Rolling Admission 05/22/2015 06/07/2015

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of approval to participate in this program and be able to complete post-decision (pre-departure) items prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Texas A&M Faculty-Led
Academic Area:
Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Academic College: College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Language requirement:
No
Language of instruction:
English
Program Leader:
James Derr, Linda Logan
Program Advisor:
Olga Catalena
Open to non-majors:
Yes Classification: Grad Student, undergrad, V1, V2
Program Description:

Africa Wildlife Conservation and Health

Faculty Leaders

Dr. James Derr
Veterinary Pathobiology
jderr@cvm.tamu.edu  

Dr. Linda Logan
Veterinary Pathobiology
llogan@cvm.tamu.edu  

 
Study Abroad Advisor

Olga Catalena
ocatalena@tamu.edu
979.845.0544

Cheetah

 

Hippo Kisses

 

Students riding elephants

 

Students and Cattle

 

 

 

May 22 - June 7, 2015
Nelspruit, South Africa

About
 
You will leave this experience with a new found appreciation for the role of veterinarians in large landscape wildlife conservation medicine and return to the U.S. with newly developed skills to apply to wildlife health and sustainability issues across the State of Texas. Wildlife experts will guide participants through activities including animal restraint, administering drugs, field surgery and darting. Other experiential learning could include interaction with crocodiles, buffalo, and rhinos.  
Credit

All students are required to take a total of 4 credit hours to participate on this program.
  • VTPB 485 : Introduction to Conservation Medicine in Africa ( 4 cr.)
  • Introduction to Conservation Medicine in Africa : VTPB 948 ( 4 cr.)
Eligibility
  • Open to ALL majors with a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Good academic standing
  • Must attend orientations in Spring 2015
  • Requires working with wild animals, a lot of hiking and physical fitness
  • Students must attend all Study Abroad program-specific meeting(s)
Highlights
Cost
 
Estimated Program Fee   (subject to change) - billed to University Account $5,000
Lodging and Meals   $3,400  
Excursions and Cultural Site Visits   included  
In-Country Transportation   $0  
Study Abroad Administrative Fee $300  
Miscellaneous Program Expenses $250  
International Health Insurance $25  
Portion of Faculty Expenses $875  
Estimated Additional Expenses - not included in Program Fee $4,345+
Tuition and Fees (in-state resident for 6 credit hours)* $1,800  
International Airfare $2,100  
Travel Documents (passport and visa--if needed) $145  
Meals (those not included in Program Fee) $300+  
Textbooks & Supplies varies  
Personal Spending varies  
TOTAL ESTIMATED COST $9,345+

*Tuition & Fee rates vary depending on course load and residency status.  Check rates at:
http://sbs.tamu.edu/accounts-billing/tuition-fees/estimator/.
Funding
 
Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Programs Office, or website here: http://studyabroad.tamu.edu/?go=financial_resources

Scholarships:
College Station Students Only: The Scholarships and Financial Aid office offers two scholarship programs: The International Education Fee Scholarship and the Study Abroad Fellowship. Both of these scholarships are based on merit and/or financial need. For more information and to access the application, visit: https://sfaid.tamu.edu/uwideapp/#Program13

Financial Aid:
Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of TAMU study abroad programs. Students can contact the program's respective study abroad advisor (listed above) to obtain a copy of the program-specific Financial Aid Request Form.

Printable Brochure:
Africa Wildlife 2014 Brochure.pdf