Congratulations to Meredith Paker
NOTE THAT THIS BROCHURE IS BEING UPDATED TO REFLECT THE 2018 PROGRAM, AND MAY BE MODIFIED AGAIN DURING THE REAPPROVAL PROCESS IF REQUIRED BY THE OIE.
, UGA's newest Marshall Scholar and alum of the 2014 Maymester in Tanzania. She follows in the footsteps of UGA's first Marshall Scholar -- Josh Woodruff -- who also participated in the Maymester in Tanzania.
That's 2 out of UGA's 7 Marshall Scholars!
UGA- Franklin- Maymester in Tanzania
Tanzania Study Abroad Programs are once-in-a-lifetime experiential education
opportunities to study in Africa. Students have the chance to interact with the local people and places in a hands-on setting instead of in a classroom. All of the courses offered are intergrated with one another for a holistic, interdisciplinary educational experience. Students learn how to find sustainable solutions to common problems. This is one of the most economical ways to travel to Africa for half the price of commercial African safaris, but it is so much more! The Interdisciplinary Maymester program travels across northern Tanzania and down to the coast to the city of Dar es Salaam and the island of Zanzibar before returning to the mainland for the field experience to Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the Serengeti. Students earn credit in two academic courses (either in core level or upper level) while participating in interdisciplinary activities. Additional credit is available for those electing to add the optional Mt. Kilimanjaro climb after the Maymester.
The Tanzania Study Abroad Programs have been taking students to Tanzania since 1998.
Tanzania is one of the most politically stable countries in Africa, with a democratically elected parliament and president. It is located between the Indian Ocean and Lake Tanganyika just south of the equator, and includes the highest mountain in African – Mt. Kilimanjaro. It is a culturally and geographically diverse country, with over 120 different traditional tribes from the tropical coast to the volcanic highlands and the famous East African Rift Valley. Our program travels across northern Tanzania, goes down to the Indian Ocean coast to the city of Dar es Salaam, and over to the island of Zanzibar. You can find our more about Tanzania, our hosts at Zara Tours, and about what we see and do on our program on our Facebook page:
Dr. Lioba Moshi
, Program Director
Dr. Sandra Whitney
African Studies Institute
UGA - Franklin - Maymester in Tanzania
May 6 – June 1, 2018
Tanzania Study Abroad Courses
Maymester 2018 Tanzania@uga.edu
The best classroom is the one without walls! We encourage motivated, adventurous students to join us in a fun and engaging experiential learning atmosphere on the ground in Africa. Expect to see and participate in activities you may never have the chance to experience again. Students take three academic courses for a total of 9 credit hours (plus optional PE credit for those climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro)
PSCY 3300: Cross Cultural Psychology:
TYPICAL COURSE OFFERINGS INCLUDE:
AFST/GEOG/SOCI/CMLT/HIST/ANTH2100: Introduction to Africa:
This course is multi-disciplinary and provides students with an introduction to the study of Africa using Tanzania as a microcosm of the continent. We will survey the geology, pre-history, natural history, modern history, cultures and politics of Africa as we travel across the country experiencing these topics
ANTH 1102/2120H: Introduction to Anthropology:
Variation in human biology and culture from the earliest beginnings to the present, including a visit to Oldupai Gorge. We will study the relationships between human biology, culture and the environment and we will compare contemporary cultural differences, both within and beyond Africa.
LING/CMLT 4870/6870: Language, Gender and Culture:
This course will investigate the role of language and culture in the formation of philosophical assumptions about gender differentiation in society. Students will be required to complete interviews and identify specifics as they relate to language, gender, and culture.
GEOL 3120: Geological Hazards:
Study of hazardous geologic processes, including volcanoes, earthquakes, landslides, flooding, erosion, and ground failure. Developing an understanding of the underlying geologic processes that result in hazards and delineating risk potential. Includes field observations of many types of geologic hazards in Tanzania.
SWAH 3020: Swahili Studies:
Swahili language and culture, its origins, civilization. The class and the readings will be in English, but students who have taken Swahili for two or more semesters will be encouraged to strengthen their aural and oral skills. Students will be expected to interview (in English) speakers of Swahili on specific topics that will be assigned in class.
CMLT/ SWAH/ AFST/ ANTH 3001: The Swahili and the World I
Culture often plays an important role in the way we feel, think and behave. Cross-cultural psychology is the explicit, systemic comparison of psychological variables under different cultural conditions in order to specify the processes that mediate the emergence of behavioral differences. Learning cross-cultural psychology abroad, in Tanzania, presents a unique opportunity to experientially learn about the ways a different cultural can influence the way people live their lives.
RELI 1200: Intro to African Religions:
One class of upper level directed study credit (in addition to one of the above classes) may be added with the agreement of appropriate faculty and the Office of International Education.
Optional PEDB Credit for students climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro
May 6, 2018 - June 1, 2018
- Depart ATL on May 6, Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport on May 8
- Four nights at Springlands Hotel in Moshi, town tour, nature walk, introductory classes, prepare for coastal trip
- Fly to Dar es Salaam, two nights in the City with visits to the National Museum and the Village Museum
- Ferry to Zanzibar, tour of Stone Town. Snorkeling, spice tour, women's development project, Jozani National Park
- Return to Moshi and prepare for field experience,
- Enviroment, development, and social issues related to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the Serengeti ecosystem.
- Return to Moshi for a week of cultural visits and classes
Optional extension to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro from May 31 - June 5, with return flights June 6-7, 2018.
Full room and board (3 meals/day) included in program fee
, staying in hotels (tented camp in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the Serengeti), all in country program-related transportation included.
Our study abroad program is one of the most cost-effective way to visit Africa. Program fees include:
- Room & board (three meals every day).Compare with other programs where students must obtain and pay for two meals a day in addition to the program fee!
- Transportation to cultural events.
- Transportation to educational tours.
- Airport transportation within Tanzania.
The Interdisciplinary Maymester also includes:
- Trip to Dar Es Salaam (three days and two nights in the city, including accommodation at an international hotel in Dar Es Salaam).
- Ferry to the Island of Zanzibar (four days and three nights in Zanzibar, including accommodation at an international hotel, all meals, museum fees, spice tour, marine science tour, pickup and drop-off at port).
- Airfare to and from the coast and pickup from airport to in-country home base.
National Parks Field Experience (Ngorongoro & Serengeti for 10 days) includes:
- Park entry fees.
- Full room and board.
- Park tours (game view, historical sites, rock paintings, lectures on local cultures, and Visitor’s Center).
- Maasai museum, lecture, and village tour.
- Oldupai Gorge tour, lectures on hominid evolution and geology.
The Program Fees DO NOT Include:
- Visa & passport costs.
- Immunizations & medication.
- Extra drinks, snacks, and tips (estimated at $250).
- Optional snorkeling in Zanzibar (estimated at $35)
- Airfare to & from Tanzania (estimated at $2000).
- Tuition (for minimum of 6 credit hours) plus applicable university fees (out-of-state students pay only $250 over in-state tuition). See the UGA Bursar's site for current costs.
Optional Program: Kilimanjaro Hike. A once in a lifetime opportunity for $1,800. Includes:
NOTE to Applicants: The $300 deposit will be due March 1, 2018. Students who do not pay their deposit by this date may be dropped from the program. The deposit will be applied to the program fee. The remainder of the program fee will be posted on your student account, along with your tuition for the courses you will be taking on the program. We expect that you will pay these fees at least one week prior to our departure on May 6 (unless your scholarships wait until the Maymester starts). If you have any questions please e-mail us at Tanzania@uga.edu.
Application Deadline: The priority application deadline is January 31, 2018. Later applications may be accepted on a space available basis. Applications will be evaluated starting after Thanksgiving and rolling acceptances will start as of Dec. 1, 2017.
Please keep in mind that many countries are not ADA compliant, and we strongly recommend that any students who might need disability-related accommodations contact Dr. Whitney (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss possible accommodations.