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ACES in Tanzania: Wildlife Management (Winter Short-Term)
Arusha, Tanzania (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Winter Short-Term
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Budget Sheets Winter Short-Term
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Program Description:
ACES in Tanzania
Winter Break Short-Term Study Tour
NRES or ANSC Wildlife Management
Arusha, Tanzania
Please note: 1st preference is given to NRES students applying to this program, 2nd preference is given to ANSC students, and all other students will be considered if spots remain available.

SFS Tanzania 5
Wildtrax Explorations presents students with a hands-on experience in the conservation of natural and cultural resources across wilderness, rural, and urban regions of Tanzania. The diverse courses provide the foundation concerning the interface of ecology and wildlife management. Scientific principles and human dimensions are used to explain current strategies and techniques for managing natural and cultural resources. Our curriculum focuses on how changes in land use and resource availability in Tanzanian ecosystems can be managed to assist local communities while conserving biodiversity. Experiencing the socio-political and ecological variables in Tanzania will yield an understanding of culture and life that is vital to successful conservation efforts.

The Wildtrax Exploration’s Human-Wildlife Conservation Course’s OBJECTIVES :
  • Teach valuable wildlife management and conservation principles
  • Exemplify the challenges facing wildlife conservation
  • Foster interactions with professional wildlife managers and conservation biologists
  • Examine community & natural resource development strategies
  • Reveal the ecological organization & biodiversity of different ecosystems
Goals of the Program:
  • Train future generations of wildlife conservationists, managers &researchers.
  • Equip students with diverse skills needed for a career in conservation science
  • Prepare today’s students to deliver a better tomorrow for people and wildlife
The program is open to students with good academic standing from all UIUC colleges, although ACES students will receive first priority. In addition, please be aware of the following information:

Students must register for fall semester, 2nd 8 weeks pre-departure course: ANSC 398.  Course time and location is TBD and students admitted to the program will be polled regarding their availability to meet.

TBD for Fall 2018

Group Flight: As part of the Program Fee, the ACES Abroad will organize a group flight for this course.  All group flights will be departing from and arriving at O'Hare Airport. Very few exceptions are made for opting out of the group flight.

Additional Resources
Lonely Planet Info on Tanzania:

Serengeti National Park:

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Tentative Schedule
•1 week on a Learning Safari to numerous wlidlife areas and communities in Nortern Tanzania
•1 week on Enashiva Nature Refuge just outside of the Serengeti National Park conducting biodiversity monitoring research

Field Research Experience : Mt. Kilimanjaro – visit the highest snow-capped peak in Africa & hike up 3000 meters
Serengeti National Park – camp in the famous savannahs home to high densities of wildlife
Ngorongoro Crater – explore the largest caldera in the world
Tarangire National Park – encounter huge herds of elephants and tree climbing lions

For more information, go to the Wildtrax web page:

Students will be sleeping under the stars in the different wildlife parks while on safari. Most camp sites have rustic toilet & shower facilities, however we will be staying in the bush a few nights which will be basic. Students will also have the opportunity to stay in a Maasai boma.

We will have a chef and assistant to cook meals while on safari. Dishes prepared in East Africa – whether they are traditional or Western – tend to be cooked with a greater amount of oil than you might be used to. For those individuals who maintain a strict "fat- free" diet or prefer fat-free foods, the food preparation in East Africa will require you to be flexible and open-minded.

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Program Costs
For an Unofficial Budget of this program, please scroll to the top of this page and find the box labeled “Budget Sheets” and click on the semester during which you want to participate. Please read through the Unofficial Budget information, which also includes information on Financial Aid, and Scholarships. 

*Fees are subject to change due to exchange rate fluctuations and the number of participants. 
*Total cost is ESTIMATED and is BEFORE scholarships.
SFS Tanzania 2
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Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial aid can be applied to the cost of the program. The amount of financial aid that is applicable to study abroad will depend on your financial aid package. Since there are many variables that determine how your financial aid package applies to study abroad, it is best that you consult with the study abroad financial aid advisor in the Office of Student Financial Aid to discuss your individual financial aid package.  Their email and more information on Financial aid can be found at

Eligible students may receive additional scholarships toward the program cost.  The amount varies depending on the program destination.  Scholarship amounts are announced when program fees for each program are announced.  Non-ACES students should contact their college about scholarship opportunities.  All participants should also apply for the Illinois for Illinois (I4I) Study Abroad Undergraduate Scholarship. For more information, go to 

ACES Students are eligible for additional funding through their college. The ACES Scholarship Application may have an earlier deadline than your study abroad program.  Please check the ACES scholarship page for deadlines correlating to your program.  More information about ACES scholarships can be found at
For more information about general costs, please read the First Steps Cost, Financial Aid, and Scholarship section, found here for tips and advice:

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Withdrawal, Change & Cancellation Policies

To change to a different program during the application process, please e-mail 

To withdraw or cancel your participation in a study abroad program, please visit this link to view the Withdrawal and Refund Policy (

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Passport/Visa Information

You must have a valid passport to participate on this program. If you do not already have a passport, or if it needs to be renewed, you must begin that process now, even before program acceptance. It is your responsibility to see if the country you are traveling to requires a visa. 

For more information visit our website:
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Application Process

First Steps Info Session 
Read the First Steps content found on our website ( or attend a First Steps Info Session in person.These resources will get you thinking about important themes to consider before selecting a program including: academics, housing, duration, location, and cost.  You will learn how to research a program, understand cost (with a segment on scholarships and financial aid too), and even how to apply!  
Application Process
Click the "Apply Now" button on this web page to apply. Note that you will be charged a non-refundable application fee by clicking "Apply Now".
You may only apply to one program per term. Please consider your program options carefully before beginning a new program application.  Each time you click "Apply Now" you will be charged a non-refundable application fee.
Application Components
Program applications vary.  This ACES-sponsored, faculty-led course abroad application may include:
  • Photocopy of Passport or receipt verifying application or renewal of passport
  • Signature verification form (downloadable from your online application)
  • Essay questions
  • Online questionnaires and online signature documents
  • Letter of recommendation – done electronically (must me an academic advisor, professor, or TA) 
All requirements must be completed by the Study Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date; paper materials are due by 4:45 PM the following business day.  The Study Abroad Office reviews program applications as a batch after the deadline has passed. The decision dates listed below indicate the earliest possible date that a student's application may be reviewed. Most decisions will be released two to three weeks after each deadline.
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Pre-Departure Resources
Health and Safety
The health and safety of students abroad is something that the University of Illinois takes very seriously, which is why the Study Abroad Office provides services that range from international insurance coverage to a 24-hour phone line to speak to an Advisor on Duty. These services can be found at

Once you have been accepted into the program you may need to get a health consultation at McKinley Health travel and immunization unit ( to discuss what immunization you need, get a travel kit, etc. See also

Pre-Departure Resources
The UIUC Study Abroad website and the ACES Study Abroad website ( both provide a variety of pre-departure information. Explore both sites for information such as what to pack, money abroad, transportation, communicating with family members while abroad, and even what to do the day of your departure.
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Contact Information

ACES Education Abroad
123 Mumford Hall, MC-710
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: (217) 333-3380

Walk-in hours: 2-4pm Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9:30-11:30am Wednesdays.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter Short-Term 2018-2019 09/15/2018 09/16/2018 TBA TBA