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  • Locations: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 09/21/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
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Housing: Off Campus Residence Hall Language Pre-Requisites: None
Language of Instruction: English CMC GPA Requirement: 9.0 for Fall Study and 8.5 for Spring Study
Program GPA Requirement: Must meet CMC minimum GPA Internships Available: Internships are not offered on this program.
Class Status: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Subjects Offered: Culture, Ecology, Environmental Studies, History
On-site semester-long required language course: None Additional Pre-Requisites: none
Program Description:
South Africa's rich biological and cultural diversity makes it an exceptional location in which to examine issues related to ecology and conservation. Based in Kruger National Park, field study and research exercises will expose you to different types of savanna as you view the park's abundant wildlife.

COURSES
BIOLOGY 284A/ ENVIRON 284A - South Africa Ecosystems& Diversity (NS, STS)
BIOLOGY 285LA/ ENVIRON 285LA - Field Research in Savanna Ecology (NS, R, W)
ENVIRON 281A - Conservation and Management of Protected Areas in South Africa  (CCI, SS)
HISTORY 390A-13 - History and Culture of South Africa(CZ, CCI)

Science courses will be taught by OTS faculty and distinguished visiting scientists. Prominent South African historians, artists, and cultural theorists will lead the course on History and Culture of South Africa. The program is physically and intellectually demanding, stressing full immersion in hands-on scientific and cultural studies.
For more information about the OTS African Ecology and Conservation program, please visit the website (external link) at:

https://globaled.duke.edu/Programs/Semester/OTS_South_Africa