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TTU College of Agriculture - Animal Behavior and Veterinary Medicine in South Africa

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Terms, Dates & Field of Study

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Field of Study

  • Animal Science

Location(s), Eligibility Requirements


  • Bela-Bela, South Africa

Language of Instruction(s)

  • English

Minimum GPA: 2.0

Minimum Classification

  • Sophomore

Faculty Leader

  • Anastasia Stellato

Additional Details

Program Type: TTU Faculty-Led

Housing Options

  • Guest house

Study Abroad Advisors

  • Group Advising Session

Scholarship Available: Military and Veteran Program (MVP) Aid Available, Study Abroad Competitive Scholarship

Program Overview

This program will introduce students to wildlife behavior and 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 wildlife behavior and to develop strategies to support conservation efforts through research and critical thinking. Students will have the opportunity to actively participate in conservation efforts, assist in cooperative care of animals, and help develop solutions to human-animal conflict within local communities. Students will get hands on experience providing care and support for wildlife to assist long-term conservation efforts.

South Africa

Course Offered:

  • ANSC 4001 Special Problems

Program Dates:

  • June 3 - June 17, 2023

Program Fee Includes:

  • Accommodations

  • Some meals

  • Airport Pickup
  • Excursions

Estimated Program Fee: 

  • Additional expenses include tuition, fees, travel expenses and more. Be sure to review the total estimated program cost as well as the Process of Paying information.

Program Fee Does Not Include:

  • TTU Tuition and Fees
  • Airfare to/from South Africa
  • Some meals
  • Personal spending money
  • Insurance ($2.57/day)
  • Education Abroad Fee ($350)

For more information contact:

Dr. Anastasia Stellato