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Wildlife and Veterinary Issues in Africa


This class will introduce students to wildlife conservation and veterinary issues in Africa. Students will travel to Bela Bela South Africa and the Rory Hensman Conservation and Research Unit to work on individual research projects to learn more about the behavior of elephants and to develop strategies to help protect wildlife through research, engineering and critical thinking. Students will learn about ongoing wildlife conservation projects in Africa and will visit with key members of these programs and the local community to participate and provide support to wildlife conservation projects in behavior, genetics, and veterinary healthcare for a variety of animals native to Africa. Students will get hands on experience providing care and support for animals, and will help long-term conservation efforts.


Mandatory Group Advising


Animal Food Science Building

Room 103b


  • December 5, 2018 5pm
  • February 13, 2019 5pm

Application Deadline

Applications for this program are due March 1, 2019!


Course Offered

  • ANSC 4001 Special Problems

Estimated Program Fee

Program Dates

August 1, 2019 - August 16, 2019

Program Open To

  • All TTU students

For more information:

Contact: Dr. Nathaniel Hall


Program Fee Includes 

  • Accommodations
  • Some meals
  • Airport pickup
  • Excursions

Program Fee Does Not Include

  • TTU tuition and fees
  • Airfare to/from South Africa
  • Education Abroad fee ($200)
  • Some meals
  • Books and materials 
  • Insurance ($2.57/day)
  • Personal spending money

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