The Tropical Field Class is organised every two years, alternating with the Alpine Field Class course. It encompasses a three-week fieldtrip to Tanzania in July in the even years. Under supervision of UAntwerp professors and teaching assistants and Tanzanian researchers, students during the first week carry out a small microproject, prepared in Belgium, on the university campus in Morogoro. During this microproject, there is also an opportunity to collect data for the Project Work in the third year of the program.
During a visit to three National Parks during the second part of the field course, students become acquiainted with major tropical ecosystems like savanna, woodland, mountain forest, mangroves, coral reef. During this trip, observations are made of plants and animals.