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  • Locations: Fort Dauphin, Madagascar
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
  • Restrictions: Pace applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English, French Minimum GPA: 2.5
Housing Options: Homestay, Hostel, Hotel Eligible Year: 2 Sophomore, 3 Junior, 4 Senior
Program Type: Pace Partner
Program Description:

SIT Study Abroad Madagascar: Biodiversity & Natural Resource Management

Explore rainforests, mangroves, coral reefs, and the environmental challenges of Madagascar, isolated from neighboring land masses for more than 100 million years.

WHY STUDY BIODIVERSITY IN MADAGASCAR?

A biodiverse island evolving from a set of unique environmental circumstances, Madagascar is one of the world’s globally recognized “megadiverse” countries, with flora and fauna found nowhere else on earth. Explore environmental challenges, conservation, and development across an array of ecosystems including tropical rainforests, mangroves, and dry deciduous forests in multiple economic and cultural contexts. Discover a world apart, where the vast majority of wildlife is endemic only to the island and witness the human side of natural resource management. Study alongside Malagasy university students, employing social and natural science field techniques in coral reef systems, national parks, and farming and fishing villages. Stay with local families, learn the Malagasy language, and enhance your French as you become immersed in francophone Africa. Visit the Ankanin’ny Nofy Reserve, where you can see the iconic aye aye and the carnivorous plant Nepenthes. See the amazing Sarodrano cave, a basin filled with clear, blue fresh water, under a rocky overhang as well as the beautiful canyon of Isalo National Park.


Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website for details on the program highlights and details of coursework, educational excursions, and housing.

MONEY MATTERS 

SIT is an all-inclusively priced study abroad program – including academic costs, excursions, accommodations and meals, airport transfers, and health insurance. Be sure to discuss how study abroad costs are handled at your school with your study abroad advisor and read the website for more specific information.

 

CONTACT SIT STUDY ABROAD 

·                Visit studyabroad.sit.edu 

·                Request more information or email studyabroad@sit.edu 

·                Call an SIT admissions counselor: +1 (888) 272-7881 

·                Contact a former student. 

·                Apply to SIT (only AFTER applying to, and being accepted by Pace to study abroad)




Application Procedures:
Steps to Study Abroad 

Pace's Application Deadline:
  • Fall Semester: March 15
  • Spring Semester: October 15
  • Summer Semester: March 15

SIT's Application Deadline (apply only after being accepted by Pace!):
  • Fall semester: May 15

PACE RESOURCES:
  • ‚ÄčPace Study Abroad FAQs: Review these Pace Study Abroad FAQs.
  • Academic FAQs: If you have more questions about academics related to study abroad, review these Pace FAQs.
  • Financial FAQs: If you have more questions about the cost of study abroad, financial aid, and scholarships, review these Pace FAQs.
    • Students are responsible for:
      • Pace tuition and Fees, including a $100 Study Abroad Fee are billed to the student's Pace account. 
      • Room charges are the responsibility of the student and are paid directly to the host institution.
      • Out-of-pocket expenses (airfare, meals, local transportation, etc.) are the responsibility of the student.
      • All federal and state financial aid apply during the semester abroad. Up to $12,500 of institutional financial aid (Pace scholarships/grants) applies to the semester abroad. (Portability of Pace institutional aid is limited to 2 semesters, and Pace tuition remission does not apply.)

ENSURE YOU ENROLL IN ENOUGH CREDITS DURING YOUR SEMESTER ABROAD!!
ENSURE YOU ENROLL IN ENOUGH CREDITS DURING YOUR SEMESTER ABROAD!!
A minimum of 12 U.S. credits is required during a semester abroad to maintain full-time status (and receive financial aid), defined as being enrolled in 12-18 U.S. credits per semester. However, we STRONGLY recommend that you take the equivalent of 15 U.S. credits abroad because:  
  • Any unforeseen changes to your schedule abroad could reduce your course load below 12 U.S. credits (e.g., canceled classes or a change in your class choices)
  • Pace students must have full-time status to receive financial aid. If you are eligible for financial aid but enroll in fewer than 12 U.S. credits, you will lose your financial aid. 
  • Taking 15 U.S. credits abroad acts as a cushion so you’re not at risk of losing financial aid in case of any unforeseen changes.

PRE-APPROVED COURSES
This SIT program is a new program offered for Pace students, so there are no pre-approved courses since no students have participated on the program yet.
 

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2024 10/15/2023
10/15/2023 TBA TBA
Fall 2024 03/15/2024 ** Rolling Admission 09/01/2024 12/14/2024

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed