COVID-19 Program Updates
Due to global health & safety concerns and travel restrictions related to the coronavirus, The School for Field Studies (SFS) has decided to offer flexible booking options for some of their upcoming programs. Learn more about COVID-19 updates to stay tuned regarding program information.
The world-famous national parks and reserves of Kenya and Tanzania are full of wildlife found nowhere else on the planet. Spend your summer in this incredible region, learning about approaches to wildlife management and conservation through safari drives, expeditions in the Amboseli-Tsavo and Tarangire-Manyara ecosystems, and conversations with Maasai and other community members.
SFS students live and study at the Center for Water and Wildlife Studies (Kenya) and the Center for Wildlife Management Studies (Tanzania). Both centers are situated amid world-famous national parks. In Kenya, the snow-capped peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro towers over our sprawling, grassy campus, made up of traditional thatched bandas (cabins) and a central chumba (main building), just down the road from the small town of Kimana. In Tanzania, campus is reminiscent of summer camp, with plenty of outdoor and communal spaces, while the small, friendly community of Rhotia is a short walk away.
- Experience the incredible biodiversity of East Africa: Spend four weeks in both Kenya and Tanzania, living at SFS’ Kilimanjaro Bush Camp and Moyo Hill Camp while observing elephants, lions, giraffes, and more.
- Develop core skills including: GIS, species identification and wildlife census techniques, animal behavior observation, natural resource valuation, basic Swahili language, research design & implementation, data collection & analysis, etc.
We’ve updated our refund & cancelation policy to allow for flexible booking due to COVID-19
SFS Awards More Than $650,000 in Need-based Aid Each Year
SFS works closely with your home school to help you fund your SFS program. Many applicants receive aid through their home institutions or other outside sources, so check with your financial aid office to see what aid may apply to an SFS program.