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Uganda - African Primates: Diversity, Ecology and Conservation
Kibale National Park, Uganda (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Winter Inter-Session
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Fast Facts:
Program Category:
faculty-led
Sponsor CUNY College:
Hunter
Open to all CUNY students? (EPermit):
Yes Non-CUNY students eligible?: No
Academic Subject(s):
Anthropology Undergrad/Grad eligible?: Graduate, Undergraduate
Program Description:
logo Hunterbig chimpThis exciting new program offers an experiential course in the study of primate diversity, ecology, behavior and conservation in an African rainforest that hosts some of the highest densities of primates in the world. Students learn about the basic ecology of monkeys and apes including diet, habitat, community dynamics, grouping strategies, and predator-prey interactions.  They also practice the methods needed for the study of wild primates.

Academics

3 credits:  Undergraduate ANTHP310.1 (Syllabus); Graduate TBA

Program Highlights

Field exercises include: methods in the observation of wild monkeys, monitoring the fruiting patterns of rainforest trees, and carrying out a census of monkeys. Students also study primate conservation through interacting closely with officials of the Uganda Wildlife Authority (the government agency that is responsible for wildlife conservation). Conservation lectures and field exercises associated with the course include the causes and consequences of rainforest fragmentation, ecotourism (with a guided visit to track chimpanzees), crop raiding by primates and other wildlife, and community conservation strategies.

Students participating in this program must be able and willing to live in a remote location with intermittent access to electricity, no running water and limited access to internet and telephone. They must be able to cope with very modest living accommodations in a dormitory setting with outdoor toilets. Insects are common at the field site and often enter dormitory rooms. Students must be physically fit enough to walk on fairly flat terrain for several hours. They must be willing and able to take anti-malarial medication, and be vaccinated for hepatitis A, hepatitis B and typhoid.

Program Costs

Program Fee:  $ 1,685 (estimate) includes housing, food, local transportation, books and supplies, excursions and international health insurance. Airfare students field(~$1800), visa (~$50) and vaccinations and prescriptions (~$300) not included in program fee.

Tuition: Varies based on undergraduate/graduate and residency status.  See details here.

Total cost = Program fee ($1685) + Applicable Tuition + Airfare ($1800) + Visa ($50) + Vaccinations and Prescriptions ($300) + Spending Money (varies)

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Pell, Student loans

Contact

Academic Inquiries Application Inquiries
Prof. Jessica M. Rothman
Dept. of Anthropology
 
Education Abroad Office
T: (212) 772-4983 
edabroad@hunter.cuny.edu


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline How to Apply Start Date End Date
Winter Inter-Session 2017-2018 10/15/2017 ** See program homepage link above TBA TBA

** The application process is through the host college. If your home college is not the same as the host college, notify your home college study abroad office ASAP (ideally during the application process) so you can work out credit transfer, financial aid, and other EPermit issues.