Summer 2015 In Tanzania – An Academic Safari
About the Program
Karibu Tanzania (Welcome to Tanzania)! Stony Brook University offers students the opportunity to experience the cultural and natural landscapes of northern Tanzania on an academic and service learning safari. The itinerary includes one week at Stony Brook University campus with an intensive classroom introduction to the history, culture, and Kiswahili (the national language of Tanzania), and then three weeks “in country” at four different locations. This latter portion of the schedule will include a four day safari to game parks including: Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, and the Serengeti. There will be a focus on health facilities and delivery systems in this developing country.
Course of Study
All participants will register for credits chosen from the courses listed below. All participants following the Stony Brook Curriculum (SBC) will fulfill GLO and EXP+ in addition to requirement(s) fulfilled by their coursework.
HNC/HNI 389 Cultural Immersion (For pre-nursing students only)
This seminar course will provide the student with an interprofessional perspective of global health. A specific world area will be studied in detail with emphasis on contemporary problems that affect health considering the ecology, history, language, cultural systems, and social arrangements. Cross-cultural learning opportunities, both domestic and abroad, will engage students in reflection on the interconnections, interdependence and inequalities they encounter during this experience. School of Nursing permission is required. 3 credits.
HNC/HNI 489 Global Immersion (For Nursing students only)
The focus of this course is to expand, deepen, or enrich nursing practice relevant to global aggregates, families and communities. Learning opportunities will promote integration of competencies, leadership and practice inquiry within the context of a global experience. Cross-cultural learning experiences will provide opportunities for student reflection on the interconnections, interdependence and inequalities they encounter during these experiences. Emphasis will be placed on interprofessional collaboration within an internal environment. School of Nursing permission is required. Variable credit course (0-6 credits)
ANT 311 Immersion in Another Culture (DEC J) available for all 3 credits
Lectures, texts, and films consider ecology, history, social change, language, cultural systems, and social arrangements toward providing students with a comprehensive understanding of another cultural system. May be repeated as the topic changes.
ANT 487 Research (BIO 484 upon request) 3-6 credits
Independent research projects carried out by upper-division students. May be repeated up to a limit of six credits.
Various Locations in Tanzania
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Group experience led by SBU faculty
May 26, 2015 - June 20, 2015
Shared hotel-style accommodation
2.0 GPA and above
All undergraduates, including HSC students, in good academic standing. Non-SBU students are encouraged to apply.
January 1, 2015
$245 per credit for NY residents;
$742 per credit for non-residents
$3,475 Program Fee: includes housing, three meals per day, all group excursions, and international health insurance
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Included in the Program Fee
$1,750 Estimated personal expenses, medications, immunizations, books, etc.
$2,500 (approximately; All student participants will travel together to the study abroad site. Students who do not abide by this policy may be dismissed from the program. Students are responsible for their travel arrangements including airfare, visa costs)
Costs are estimates and are subject to change at any point.
Schedule and Locations
Week 1: Orientation on the SBU campus.
Week 2: Dar-es-Salaam and Arusha. Visits to hospitals, other health care facilities, a museum, local markets and schools.
Week 3: Visits to the rural communities of Maji ya Chai, Dareda and Mto wa Mbu for different perspective of Tanzanian culture and Health care system. Continued classroom instruction and academic field trip to Kilimanjaro and surrounding national park.
Week 4: Tented Safari to the National Parks including: Lake Manyara, Serengeti, and the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation area. Group departure from Arusha (JRO) to Istanbul (IST) for connecting flight to JFK.
Credits earned on this program will calculate toward a student's GPA at Stony Brook University. Non-SBU students are advised to check their home university policy on grade and credit transfer.
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