This course offers a small group of Columbia University students the unique opportunity to study ecology, evolution, animal behavior, and conservation biology in one of the world’s most biologically spectacular settings, the wildlife-rich savannas at the base of Mt. Kenya.  

Students spend their time in Kenya immersed in an intensive field experience. In addition to gaining sophisticated training in fieldwork and biological research, the course gives participants many opportunities to observe and study organisms ranging from acacia ants to giraffes, go-away-birds to leopards.

updated 26 August 2011

Next course: May/June 2013

Application Deadline:


See the HOW TO APPLY link for more details.

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All of the photos on these course web pages were taken during past Kenya Field courses!


  1. Applications will be available in Fall 2012 for the Spring 2013 course. See the HOW TO APPLY link for details.


  3. Read about the Summer 2011 course in a student blog posted when they returned home:


                Aliza [here]

  1. Read about the Summer 2008 course (when it was taught at Cornell University) in one of the various student blogs posted when they returned home:

Jess [here]

Eric [here]

Ben [here]

  1. Read an article about the Summer 2005 course in the Cornell Chronicle [here].

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