South Africa

Elephants on game preserve in South Africa

Wildlife Management and Conservation

The Study Abroad on Wildlife Management and Conservation in South Africa will give students a hands-on opportunity to work with endangered wildlife like Rhinos, Sables, African elephants and lions as well as other species. Students will learn about dart assembly, tranquilization, radio telemetry and other wildlife techniques utilized in species conservation. Poaching is rampant in South Africa and the challenge it poses is very daunting. It is typical to find a dehorned rhino which poachers would have left to die from excessive bleeding. By assisting with treatment and rehabilitation efforts students will learn about the powerful role that wildlife veterinarians play in helping with wildlife management.


Program Dates: May 15 – 30, 2017

Courses: ANS 495 – Wildlife Management and Conservation in South Africa (2 credits)

Cost: $3,650

  • Cost includes non-refundable application charge, tuition, room and board, and in-country excursions.
  • Not included: Airfare, visa fees, and personal expenses.


  • Application Deadline: Rolling admissions through February 15, 2017
  • Scholarships Application Deadline: November 15, 2016

Apply Now

Visit the NC State Study Abroad Office website to apply for the Wildlife Management and Conservation program.


Lions-South Africa

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Shweta Trivedi
Phone: 919-515-0266

Jose Ciscernos
Director, CALS International Programs