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Learn valuable skills while doing something amazing!

Program Summary:

Students participating in the internship or research abroad program will be hosted by vetted conservation professionals on secure properties throughout Southern Africa. These students will gain transferable real-world skills, increasing their professional marketability throughout their future career. They will gain these skills by working hard and building lasting bonds with the property owners, researchers, and professionals. If they chose the research route, they will be a part of or create their own research project. All ResearchWild! programs can earn transferable university credits from classes created by Tarleton State University faculty. Not only will students gain life changing skills and experiences which will advance them in their career choice, they can advance in their degree plan as well.

Program Dates:

  • Rolling Admission Available throughout the year

  • Applications received 2-3 months in advance

  • Deposit paid as acceptance of your assignment must be made as soon as possible

  • Final Payment must be received one month before start date

Program Length:

4, 8, and 12-week internship options are available now. Other scheduling options can be arranged.

Example Day:

  • 6:00 AM –Wake Up Eat Breakfast

  • 7:00 AM- Start Work Day

  • 11:00 AM- Lunch, Free Time

  • 1:00 PM-Afternoon Work

  • 5:00 PM-Head Back to Camp

  • 7:00 PM- Dinner

  • After 7:00 PM-Free Time

Risk Management Policy:

  • Pre-departure Seminar provided In Cooperation With Tarleton State University (Student Information)

  • Students provided with ResearchWild!'s Health and Well-being Form which goes over topics like travel medicine and vaccinations, emergency contact information, our required comprehensive travel insurance provided through Cultural Insurance Services International, and more.

  • We recommend students register with the US Department of State and enroll with local U.S. Embassy or Consulate through the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (a service of the Bureau of Consular Affairs - U.S. Department of State).

  • Students will be asked to call their bank about their trip

  • Students will be asked to call their phone company about their trip

Pre-Trip Orientation:

  • Cultural Dos and Don'ts will be discussed

  • Sign Waiver of Liability and Code of Conduct form

  • The destination country’s government status will be discussed

  • Every Student will have travelers insurance provided through Cultural Insurance Services International

  • The student’s vaccine needs will be discussed

During Trip:

  • Students will have access to first aid while on grounds of the property

  • Supervised trips into town can be arranged for supplies

  • Evacuation routes are pre-defined

  • Routes to the closest medical center are pre-defined

  • Students will be briefed on the possible dangerous animals inhabiting their space

  • Students will be asked if possible to contact family via phone or Internet

  • Program Managers will give weekly progress reports of the students’ statuses

  • Program Managers will alert family/management immediately if an emergency arises

Post Trip:

  • There will be a Follow Up Program Evaluation to be completed by the student and Student Evaluation to be completed by our hosts and provided to your university faculty, if required.

  • ResearchWild! will make sure that all students have made it safely home

Transportation:

  • Students can arrange to have access to vehicles on property

  • Transportation to and from the airport and on excursions will be via rental cars/vans driven by ResearchWild! staff

Program Cost:

  • Program costs vary

  • $500 to $1000 non-refundable deposit, depending on your program

  • $1250 / month minimum program fee (Prices vary based on host and program - Students will be informed of all cost options before itinerary is finalized)

  • Program fees do not include airfare or personal costs (souvenirs, personal supplies, etc.)

Airfare:

Program Options:

Internship / Research / ResearchWild! Experience Programs (in development now)

 
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