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African Ecology & Conservation


South Africa: Cape Town, Mpumalanga


Spring, Fall

Degree Level


Subject Areas

  • African Studies
  • Animal Science
  • Biology
  • Conservation & Preservation
  • Culture
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Studies
  • Natural Sciences
  • Science
  • Zoology & Wildlife Sciences

Cost in US$:

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Program Fees Include:

Costs include room and board, local travel, certain recreational activities, field and office equipment, and some computer services. They do not include international air travel, independent travel, nor personal effects and incidentals (i.e. souvenirs, snacks, etc.).

Non-Duke students should add USD 40 for a one-time only, lifetime transcript fee.

Experience Required


    OTS requires that students have one year of college-level biology prior to their participation in this program.

This Program is open to

Worldwide, American and South African Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Group living
  • Home-stays
  • Dormitory

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups

Scholarships are Available

funding is available through the Andrew F. Mellon Foundation for qualified, under-represented students in the biological sciences. Other scholarships are available on the basis of financial need. All applicants are asked to fill out a financial aid form, which is used to determine a student's financial contribution to the program.

Application Process Involves

  • Letters of Reference
  • Online Application
  • Transcript
  • Essay

Typically The Application Process Time is

2 weeks (Rolling Admissions)

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network