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Turkana Basin Institute Field Schools

Due to increasing popularity, Turkana Basin Institute Field Schools has launched its own website. Please visit for the latest information on our programs, including:

About our Field School programs

The Turkana Basin Institute offers two extraordinary, full-semester field school programs in Kenya. Students can earn 15 upper-division Stony Brook credits studying in one of the most beautiful, interesting, and scientifically important parts of the world. These programs are open to all majors and applications are still being accepted for Spring 2015 semester.

Our new Environmental Change & Sustainability Field School is an ideal program for students interested in environmental science, sustainability studies, or alternative energy.

For Spring 2015, the popular Origins Field School will move to TBI’s new Ileret campus on the east side of Lake Turkana. You’ll be able to study and learn in the very place the Leakey family and their colleagues have made, and continue to make, unprecedented discoveries in the field of human prehistory.

No other set of courses will give you an experience like this. So when the Spring semester begins in January, and your fellow students are braving snow and freezing rain, you could be studying and learning outdoors in warm, sunny Kenya.

For more information, including how to apply, please visit or call the office of the Turkana Basin Institute at (631) 632-5800.

We hope to see you in the Turkana Basin next semester!


Richard Leakey discusses the TBI Field Schools experience.