Study Abroad in Madagascar

UF in Madagascar offers a unique opportunity for students to experience one of the world’s most biologically diverse landscapes and explore the conservation issues it faces. Through guest lectures, visits to national parks, and field-work, students will critically examine current conservation efforts and sustainable development practices of organizations working in Madagascar..

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Course Offerings

  • Course is taught by UF faculty
  • ZOO 4956: Madagascar – Biodiversity and Conservation in a Developing Country
    (6 UFGPA Credits)


  • Tours of cities and villages such as Antananarivo, Antsirabe, Fianarantsoa, Toliara
  • Cultural events such as Hira Gasy (traditional story-telling theater) and Famadihana (turning of the bones)
  • Searching for wildlife/hiking/field work in national parks and community reserves such as Ranomafana, Andasibe-Mantadia, Isalo, Anja Community Reserve, and Mitsinjo Reserve
  • Snorkeling off the coast of southwestern Madagascar


  • Open to all majors
  • UF and non-UF students in good standing
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA, Students in good standing
  • Interview with Program Director
  • Prerequisite Coursework: BSC 2011 & BSC 2011L or instructor approval

For further information or consultation, please contact:
Michele R. Tennant