|Cost of Attendance Sheets||
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Program Category:||UGA Faculty-Led||Sponsor:||UGA|
|Partner Institution:||Zara Tours, Moshi, Tanzania||Type of Instruction:||Experiential, Interdisciplinary, Lecture, Research/Fieldwork|
|Classes With:||U.S. Students||Language Program:||No|
|Language of Instruction:||English||Taught By:||UGA/U.S. Professors(s)|
|Housing Type:||Hotel/Hostel||Work Opportunity:||No|
|Volunteer Opportunity:||No||Scholarship Availability:||Yes|
|College/School:||Franklin||Academic Area:||Anthropology, Geology, Psychology|
|Minimum number of credit hours:||6||Maximum number of credit hours:||6|
|Minimum GPA Requirement:||2.0 or above||Number of Student Participants:||11-20 students|
|Open to non-UGA students:||Yes|
NOTE THAT THIS BROCHURE IS BEING UPDATED TO REFLECT THE 2017 PROGRAM, AND MAY BE MODIFIED AGAIN DURING THE REAPPROVAL PROCESS IF REQUIRED BY THE OIE.
Congratulations to Meredith Paker, 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 TanzaniaTanzania 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. 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 safari 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.
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:
Contact InformationDr. Lioba Moshi, Program Director
Dr. Sandra Whitney
African Studies Institute
Academic ProgramUGA - Franklin - Maymester in Tanzania
May 7 – May 30, 2017
Tanzania Study Abroad Courses
Maymester 2017 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 two academic courses for a total of 6 credit hours (plus optional PE credit for those climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro)
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.
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.
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
Program ItineraryMay 7, 2017 - May 30, 2017
- Depart ATL on May 7, Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport on May 8
- Two 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
HousingFull room and board (3 meals/day) included in program fee, staying in hotels (tented camp in the Serengeti), all in country program-related transportation included.
Program CostsThe base cost for the Interdisciplinary Maymester (which travels to the coast and to Zanzibar) is $4,200 compared to over $9,000 for just two weeks with many commercial tours. 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.
- 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 5 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.
- Additional week in Tanzania.
- Room and board (3 meals/day).
- Pre-climb orientation.
- Group guide.
- Personal porter to carry equipment & supplies.
- Not included: rental equipment available in Tanzania.
- Optional credit for PEDB available.
NOTE to Applicants: The $300 deposit will be due March 1, 2017. 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 7 (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, 2017. Later applications may be accepted on a space available basis. $300 Deposit is due one week AFTER you have been accepted into the program. Applications will be evaluated starting after Thanksgiving and rolling acceptances will start as of Dec. 1, 2016.
Accommodation StatementUGA education abroad programs strive to provide reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. Areas of disability include, but are not limited to visual, hearing, learning, psychological, medical, and mobility impairments. If you receive disability-related accommodations at UGA or at your home university, or if you anticipate needing accommodations at your overseas site, you will arrange for them with your study abroad program director and the staff in the Disability Resource Center. Examples of accommodations include note taking assistance, extended test time, a quiet testing location, alternative text/media, and accessible housing. Please provide information about your accommodation needs at least 4 weeks prior to departure in order to allow time to arrange for accommodations. Students are asked to disclose disability-related needs prior to the start of the program to help ensure that there are no delays in accommodations and that the student can enjoy the full study abroad experience.
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 either Dr. Whitney or Ms. Talmadge to discuss possible accommodations.
|Accuracy and usefulness of orientation materials:|
|Accessibility and quality of health care:|
|Safety of location, facilities, excursions, and transportation:|
|Academic quality, appropriateness of workload:|
|Choice of location for excursions, field trips, site visits:|
|Safety, cleanliness, comfort and appropriateness of housing:|
|Arrangements for and quality of meals:|
|Opportunities to learn about and interact with the local culture:|
|Overall effectiveness of program staff in managing program:|
|Effectiveness of program staff in handling academic and personal needs and concerns:|
|Value of the program in relation to the cost:|
|Overall quality of the program in relation to expectations:|
|Megan Taylor Feight, Maymester 2016 Participant|
|After visiting a Maasai boma, interviewing people from Moshi, and observing a Islamic learning center, I felt that there were many great opportunities to learn about the diverse Tanzanian culture.|
|Maymester 2016 Participant|
|When telling students about the optional climb up Kili, there should be a major disclaimer about the difficulty of the climb. Students should know that if they had any recent surgeries (ex: back, hip, knee, etc.), the climb WILL aggravate that part of the body. There were people who attempted the climb with the knowledge of past injuries/surgeries, and they should not have started the climb in the first place.|
|Hannah Brooke Weeg, Maymester 2016 Participant|
|Going to Africa had been my dream for 18 years and I'm so thankful UGA offered this opportunity. It was everything I could have hoped for and more.|
|Read All reviews of this program|
|How did the experience impact you and your future educational/career/personal goals?|
|Anthropology is definitely what I want to do|
|— Sarah Dillon, Maymester 2016|
|Read what others have said about this program.|