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*WCU Summer in Rwanda - Field School in Kigali, Rwanda
Kigali, Rwanda (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Summer
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Language of Instruction: English Max Credits Offered: 3
Area of Study: Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Psychology Program Type: WCU Faculty/Staff-Led Program Abroad
Credit Type: Direct WCU Credit Available to Non-WCU Students?: Yes
Faculty/Staff Director: Aaron Rundus, Rebecca Chancellor College: Sciences & Mathematics
Program Description:
Program Description:
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
This program is designed to provide students with an overview of the culture and natural history of Rwanda with a focus on its primates including great apes and ecotourism in the Gishwati region. This course will provide students with hands on experience in observing primates in the wild and the methods used to collect behavioral data. On the trip students will observe several species of primates including chimpanzees and mountain gorillas. In addition they will stay at an active primate research site run by the faculty leading the tour to see what running a field site and conducting research on primates entails.

In addition students will get a chance to interact extensively with Rwandan culture engaging in activities designed to expose them to the traditions, beliefs and values of this society.
 
LOCATION
Various locations in Rwanda including the capital Kigali, the WCU Gishwati Research Station outside of the Gishwati forest, and Bwindi Uganda.
 
ACCOMMODATION
Students will spend two nights in the capital, Kigali, one night in Bwindi and for the remainder of the trip students will stay at the new WCU Gishwati Research Station.
 
LANGUAGE
The course will be offered in English
 
COURSE INFORMATION
Students have the option of enrolling in 3 credits of PSY 410 Research in Psychology.
 
EXAMPLES OF POSSIBLE EXCURSIONS
Students will explore the culture of Rwanda while in the capital Kigali and have a chance to visit the National Genocide Memorial to learn more about this important time in Rwanda’s history. During the stay in Gishwati students will spent most of the days in the forest tracking and observing chimpanzees and other primates. In Bwindi, students will have the chance to observe the endangered mountain gorillas.
 
PROGRAM COSTS

In addition to the regular WCU tuition and fee rates for the 3 credit hour course, all participants will be billed a program fee of approximately $5,400 by the Bursar's office which covers round-trip airfare from the US to Rwanda, all lodging, excursions, in-country transportation, group meals, water, and internet for the duration of the program. In addition, all students will be billed the $100 WCU Study Abroad application fee through the WCU Bursar's Office upon applying to the program and will be required to purchase WCU's mandatory international insurance prior to departure.

Not included in the cost of the program are the Rwandan visa fee (estimated at $50 and paid upon arrival to Rwanda), additional meals not covered by the program (estimated at $180), and required immunizations for travel to Rwanda.

CONTACT INFORMATION
For more information please contact Dr. Aaron Rundus at arundus@wcupa.edu or Dr. Rebecca Chancellor at rchancellor@wcupa.edu.
 

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