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South Africa

Vets-In-The-Wild Expedition

Take part in a field study program offered by Ecolife Expeditions in South Africa. The program is ideal for students from the fields of Veterinary and Wildlife Conservation....

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South Africa

Wildlife & Conservation Expedition

Ecolife Expeditions offers a wildlife and conservation expedition in South Africa. The program is open to students, who will be interacting with skilled experts during wildlife...

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Ecolife Expeditions Reviews

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Academics

    7

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    8

  • Program Administration

    7

  • Health and Safety

    7

  • Social Life

    8

A great experience worth recommending

Doing the capture release was by far my favorite part. Immersing myself into the life of a wildlife veterinarian was the experience I was looking for and EcoLife did not disappoint.

I chose this program because it was highly recommended at my school and by many other people when I had done the research. Plus, it seemed to follow the goals I had in mind.

Camping. A lot of camping. But we did stay in a few bungalows here and there. Overall, the accommodations were nice for what we were doing! :)

Program: Vets-In-The-Wild Expedition

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Social Life

    6

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Cultural Immersion

    6

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Academics

    9

Amazing trip!

I loved this program! I got to meet amazing people and see the beauty of South Africa. The only issue I had with the program is that there were too many people in a group. This is only because it is hard for everyone to get ample experiences with each activity. Aside from that, this trip was perfect! I loved camping in the parks! If you have the chance to participate in this program do it!!

Program: Vets-In-The-Wild Expedition

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Academics

    7

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    8

  • Program Administration

    7

  • Health and Safety

    8

  • Social Life

    8

One Amazing Adventure!

EcoLife was a great experience that I would recommend to anyone wanting to go to vet school, participate in conservation work, or just wants a new experience! The hands-on experience is some that you will not be able to get anywhere else and the people you meet are life long friends!

Program: Vets-In-The-Wild Expedition

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Program Administration

    7

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    9

Most amazing experience of my life

Memorable Experience was tracking and darting.

I chose this program because I love to travel. Needed something to make me stand out for vet school (currently in vet school now, so it worked!) I wanted to learn about adversity. I wanted to do something unfamiliar to me.

First 3 days in a cute guest house then camping the rest of the time! Not for people who don't like camping, woods/bush or using the facilities outside.

Program: Vets-In-The-Wild Expedition

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    8

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Cultural Immersion

    8

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health and Safety

    8

  • Social Life

    8

tThe best choice I made in my academic career

I would have to say I enjoyed sitting in Mudahjohn (spelling) around the fire with our to guides (jacob and jacob) and my eco life guides Peter H and Micheal K. and hearing all of their stories while listening to the lions roaring, hyaenas cackling, hippos grunting along with many other wild animals and looking up at the absolutely breathtaking milky way that seemed so close you could touch it. Here we also went on many guided tours where we saw many wildlife in their natural habitat going about their normal every day activities.

I chose my program because I have always been interested in wildlife medicine, Conservation and ecology this was the perfect combination.

We stayed in tents on cots in our sleeping bags most nights. Some nights we stayed in lodges, and rooms. It was an incredible experience.

Program: Vets-In-The-Wild Expedition

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