Tropical Wildlife Conservation in Equatorial Guinea, Africa ~

28 de marzo de 2005

Tropical Wildlife Conservation in Equatorial Guinea, Africa

Position Category: 2005 Fall Semester
Hiring Organization: Arcadia University

Street Address: 450 South Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038
Position Description:
The Center for Education Abroad, in conjunction with the Universidad
Nacional de Guinea Ecuatorial (UNGE), offers a unique opportunity to
study tropical biodiversity conservation in Equatorial Guinea on the
island of Bioko. Bioko Island is one of the world's primate
biodiversity hot spots, and possesses one of the best turtle nesting
beaches in Africa. As home to one of Africa's greatest concentration
of endangered primates and with ecosystems ranging from black sand
beaches, mangrove and lowland rain forest to alpine shrub lands at
more than 10,000 feet above sea level, Bioko Island is an ideal
setting for students interested in becoming actively involved in
field biology and conservation.
Through intensive academic coursework and extensive field study, the
program aims to cultivate an appreciation for tropical ecosystems and
their preservation as part of the development and economic growth of
Equatorial Guinea, an emerging, Spanish-speaking African country with
newfound oil wealth. Throughout the program, students will have an
opportunity to interact with expert faculty who are internationally
recognized experts in endangered primates, and the economic
parameters of their conservation. Courses are available in Biology,
Economics, Education, Statistics, History, and Spanish Language.
Throughout the program, in addition to studying with other students
from the US, you will be studying side-by-side with students from
UNGE. Program cost is $9,990. Fee includes tuition, housing,
orientation, health and accident insurance, and provision for an
Arcadia University transcript. Grants are available to participating
students for international airfare.
All majors are welcome to apply. Because of the challenges of living
in a developing country and the program's intensive fieldwork and
academic studies, students must have strong interest in biodiversity
conservation, as well as possess emotional maturity, intellectual
curiosity, cultural tolerance and an ability to make independent
decisions. Additionally, before they arrive in Equatorial Guinea,
students must have completed one year of college-level Spanish (or an
equivalent advanced placement) or have fluency in French (the other
official language of Equatorial Guinea).

Salary/funding: All participants will receive a travel grant for
international airfare.

Term of Appointment: early September to mid-December 2005

Application Deadline: mid-June 2005. Late applications considered.

Comments: Further program details can be found at:

Contact Information: Julia Levy, Arcadia University,
Toll-free 866-927-2234 fax: 215-572-2174

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