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South Africa 2013


Course dates for 2013:


Session 1: June 6-21

Session 2: June 27 - July 12

Session 3: July 18-August 2


 Please note you must be a VM2 or VM3 to apply for this program or have permission from the instructor


Information Packet






This course, offered by Vets Go Wild and taught by Dr. William Fowlds, focuses on Wildlife Immobilization and Conservation and gives veterinary students an opportunity to study a wide range of exotic animals in their natural habitats.  They also get the chance to experience the culture of South Africa and get to know some of their classmates a bit better!  Courses are filled with vet students from all over the world so ISU students have the opportunity to learn about veterinary education in other countries and network internationally.



Please note you must apply both through Vets Go Wild and ISUAbroad in order to go on this trip. 

The required deposit will be paid by Iowa State, so no need to pay out of pocket now.


Program costs**: $7300

Tuition + Fees:  $2500***

Total: $9800

*Please Note:  All costs are estimated and could change based on airfare, currency conversion rates and increases in tuition and fees. 

**Program Costs include all lodging, meals, airfare, entrance fees, and incidentals.

***Please note that upon successful completion of the course tuition-paying students will receive a $1000 scholarship from the College to be applied to their fall U-bill.  Non-resident students who choose to take more than one study abroad trip in one summer will pay non-resident tuition and will only receive the $1000 scholarship once per year.  The scholarship can be awarded in consecutive years but no more than once per year.


For more information on this program or any of the Group or Individual Study Abroad opportunities offered by the College of Veterinary Medicine, contact Katie Davidson at katied@iastate.edu or call (515) 294-1501.