Name of program:

Zambia - Field Studies in Zoology

Location:

Program begins with group flight to London and continues with travel in Zambia, coordinated by Taiwo Travel. Field camping at places like Kasanka National Park (http://www.kasanka.com/frameset.htm) and Wildlife Camp, South Luangwa National Park (http://www.wildlifecamp-zambia.com/).

Instructors:

Professor Alec Lindsay (Biology), alindsay@nmu.edu; 227-1834.

Course(s) and eligibility:

BI295/BI495: Field Studies of Zambia

Term and approximate travel dates:

Winter II course, 5 credits; travel May 7-June 6, 2014 (approximate)

Application deadline:

 

Admissions on a rolling basis, beginning on 18 October,  final deadline of February 1, 2014.. To apply, contact Dr. Alec Lindsay immediately (alindsay@nmu.edu), and also download FLSA application from International Programs website:www.nmu.edu/ipo or pick up form from IPO office in 2101 Hedgcock.

Program snapshot:

 

 

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This course offers a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, which begins in London with visits to the British Museum of Natural History, Down House (Darwin's home) and the Royal Geographic Society, where you can visit artifacts from the famed explorer - Dr. David Livingstone.  Zambia field work includes stays at Eureka base camp, observation of wildlife, lectures by conservationists at Zambia's national parks, a canoe trip on the Upper Zambezi, breathtaking views of Victoria Falls, AND  the Moai-oa-tunya Walking Safari.  This is truly a one-time experience to participate up close and personal with the wild side of study abroad.  All this - and you get to study alongside one of NMU's top experts on biology field studies.

Estimated cost:

 

 

International Program Fee estimated at $5400, which includes international group flight, all ground travel, lodging, international health insurance, museum entrance fees.  Not included: 5 credits NMU tuition (may be included in flat rate winter tuition if total credits are 12-18); some meals and personal spending, estimated at $500 to $700, books,required outdoor gear and clothing, valid passport.

 

Financial assistance:

For information on individual eligibility for NMU financial assistance, contact Financial Aid at 906-227-2327.  Some scholarship funding may be available; inquire with professor Alec Lindsay. 
 

Interest meetings:

Watch your student announcements, or inquire in the Biology Department.

For more information:

For applications:

Professor Alec Lindsay, alindsay@nmu.edu;
227-1834.
goabroad@nmu.edu;  906-227-2510