OTS South Africa

African Ecology & Conservation

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Following the spring 2018 term, Duke University will no longer operate this program. For more information, visit the Organization for Tropical Studies.

African Ecology & Conservation

Semester Program in South Africa

South Africa's rich biological and cultural diversity makes it an exceptional location in which to examine issues related to ecology and conservation. Based in Kruger National Park, field study and research exercises will expose you to different types of savanna as you view the park's abundant wildlife.


  • BIOLOGY 284A - South Africa Ecosystems & Diversity (NS, STS)
  • BIOLOGY 285LA - Field Research in Savana Ecology (NS, R, W)
  • ENVIRON 281A - Conservation and Management of Protected Areas in South Africa  (CCI, SS)
  • HISTORY 390A-13 - History and Culture of South Africa (CZ, CCI)

Science courses will be taught by OTS faculty and distinguished visiting scientists. Prominent South African historians, artists, and cultural theorists will lead the course on History and Culture of South Africa. The program is physically and intellectually demanding, stressing full immersion in hands-on scientific and cultural studies.


For all inquiries about OTS programs, please contact:

Organization for Tropical Studies
Box 90633 Durham, NC 27708-0633
Phone: (919) 684-5774
Fax: (919) 684-5661
Email: undergraduate@tropicalstudies.org