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In partnership with Princeton University, Columbia offers a field semester abroad program in Kenya on Tropical Biology and Sustainability Program.  Spring 2017 will mark the 5th year of this program.  This global immersion experience gives students the opportunity to study biology, environmental engineering and sustainable development in one of Africa’s most ecologically diverse and dynamic developing nations. Based at Princeton’s Mpala Research Centre in central Kenya, students will also travel across Kenya to places such as the forested slopes of Mt. Kenya, the wildlife-rich savannas of Laikipia, and the agricultural communities of western Kenya.  Students take four 3 week intensive course modules taught by Princeton and Columbia faculty who work in Kenya and other parts of East Africa.
It is recommended, but not required that students have previously taken a science class prior to enrolling in the program.  The program is open to Columbia, GS, and Barnard juniors in good academic standing.  Students will receive Columbia credits for all courses in the program.
Feel free to check out the project on wildlife conservation the 2016 group did with Kenyan school children: KIDS TWIGA TALLY: Hands Off Our Elephants.  
For more specifics about the program, please check out our website.

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