The Zanzibar archipelago - composed of the major islands, Unguja and Pemba, as well as many smaller islands - is located at the juncture of a multitude of historical, cultural, political, economic, and ecological crosscurrents. Its coral reefs, beaches, and mangrove and coastal forests are home to rare and endangered species such as red colobus monkey, the green sea turtle, and the blue duiker.
Minimum 2.5 GPA. Previous college-level coursework and/or other significant preparation in environmental studies, ecology, biology, or related fields as assessed by SIT. As a considerable amount of program time is spent on, in, or near water; swimming and snorkeling proficiency is strongly recommended. Previous Swahili knowledge is not necessary. It will be taught during the program.