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Environmental Studies FSP Southern Africa
Pretoria, South Africa (Outgoing w/Side Trips Program)
Program Terms: Fall
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: Dartmouth applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 02/01/2018 03/01/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Language of Country: English Target Language: English
Lodging Options: Camping, Homestay, Hotel, Lodge Enrollment: 16
Type of Program:
FSP
Program Description:

Program Overview

Swazi The foreign study program in southern Africa highlights the global perspective of the Environmental Studies Program. This regional program gives students firsthand experience with issues of conservation, population, land and water use, and resource management in southern Africa with the central theme being the intersection of conservation and human development. Approximately four weeks are spent in South Africa. From our initial base in Pretoria we travel to the area of Kruger National Park and the coastal region of South Africa just south of the Mozambique border. We then spend approximately a week in the mountains of Lesotho. The final four weeks of the program are spent in Namibia.  

The program involves considerable travel and much of the time we are camping. The climate of the region is dry, the environment is fragile, and too many people need scarce resources (e.g., land, water, jobs, and education). These conditions magnify environmental issues and offers important academic opportunities. A wide range of environmental issues are covered in ENVS 40, 42 and 84.  The majority of lectures are by Africans with first-hand experience with the issues.

This FSP is limited to juniors and seniors.

Academics

Faculty Directors
2016 Fall:  Professor Doug Bolger
2017 Fall:  Professor Doug Bolger

Curriculum
Environmental Studies 40: Natural Resources and Environmental Issues in Southern Africa  
Environmental Studies 42: Social and Political Aspects of Development and Conservation in Southern Africa  
Environmental Studies 84: Seminar on Environmental Issues of Southern Africa

Prerequisites
ENVS 2, or the equivalent
ENVS 39 or ENVS 65, with permission.  
   
And at least one of the following courses (availability subject to change; check the ORC and with the Environmental Studies Program office for updated list):
       
AAAS 14/HIST 5.1: Pre-Colonial African History
AAAS 15/HIST 66: History of Africa since 1800
AAAS 19/HIST 5.8: Africa and the World
AAAS 40/WGST 34.2: Gender Identities and Politics in Africa
AAAS 42/REL 66/WGST 44.03: Women, Religion and Social Change in Africa
AAAS 44/ANTH 36: Anthropology and Contemporary Africa: Exploring Myths, Engaging Realities
AAAS 46/HIST 67: History of Modern South Africa
AAAS 50/ENVS 45/HIST 75: Colonialism, Development, and the Environment in Africa and Asia
AAAS 51/COLT 51: African Literatures: Masterpieces of Literatures from Africa
AAAS 54/THEA 23: Postcolonial African Drama
AAAS 83.02/GEOG 80: Food and the African World
AAAS 87.05/GOVT 42: Politics of Africa
AAAS 88.02/WGST 38.02/HIST 6.30: Women & Gender in the African Diaspora
GEOG 6/INTS 16: Introduction to International Development
 

Student Life

During much of the program students and faculty will be traveling and camping in safari tents.  Students will also experience short rural homestays.

Financial Information

Tuition and Fees
The fees charged by the College for a Dartmouth-sponsored off-campus term of study include regular tuition charges for a term at Dartmouth, service fees, as well as the specific costs established for each off-campus study locale. In many programs, the room and board costs tend to be higher than for a term in Hanover. You can view a budget sheet for this program by clicking here. The cost of transportation to and from the site is the responsibility of the student.

Financial Aid
In order that all qualified Dartmouth undergraduate students may have the opportunity to take part in off-campus programs, the College endeavors to adjust its normal financial aid awards for students already receiving aid. Tuition and expected family contribution for Dartmouth's off-campus programs are the same as for an on-campus term. Assistance is available to meet extra costs associated with off-campus programs, including airfare. Half of any extra cost is met with additional Dartmouth scholarship; loan assistance is offered for the other half. Loan assistance is also offered to replace the employment that would normally be included in an on-campus term. Although financial aid recipients are given aid to cover all of the required costs of the program, students are responsible for purchasing their own plane ticket and, on some programs, meals. Often this means that part of the expected family contribution is used towards these costs rather than for tuition.