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A&M Africa Wildlife Conservation & Health
Nelspruit, South Africa (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer 1
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Texas A&M Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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:
Language requirement:
Language of instruction:
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  

Dr. Linda Logan
Veterinary Pathobiology  

Study Abroad Advisor

Olga Catalena



Hippo Kisses


Students riding elephants


Students and Cattle




May 22 - June 7, 2015
Nelspruit, South Africa

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.  

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.)
  • 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)
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  

*Tuition & Fee rates vary depending on course load and residency status.  Check rates at:
Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Programs Office, or website here:

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:

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

This program is currently not accepting applications.