Summer 2018 In Tanzania – An Academic Safari
About the Program
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Course of Study
All participants will register for credits chosen from the courses listed below. Participants
following the Stony Brook Curriculum (SBC) will fulfill GLO and EXP+ in addition to
requirement(s) fulfilled by their coursework.
This is a 6 credit program with the option of a 1 credit internship extension. Students will be advised by the Program Coordintor on the appropriate registration to work towards satisfying their SBU degree requirement. Non-SBU students will be given course syllabi for approval on their home campus.
Graduate credit for internship and/or independent research is available for this program upon request.
ENV410 Environmental Sustainability in Tanzania: In this course we focus on environmental issues in Tanzania as a sample of the developing
world, with emphasis on - present condition and future prospects. We examine how climate
technology development, and agriculture affect the environment. Also, environmental
world and national policies (including Sustainable Development Goals) impacts on poverty
reduction, natural resources, health and economic growth are discussed (3 credits, ESI).
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: 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 (3 credit, SBS+).
ANT 487 Research (BIO 484 upon request): Independent research projects carried out by upper-division students. May be repeated up to a limit of six credits (3 credits, EXP+).
Various Locations in Tanzania
|Language of Instruction||
Group experience led by SBU faculty
May 29, 2018 - June 21, 2018
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, 2018
|Tuition Rate||$278 per credit for NY residents ; $1008 per credit for non-residents|
$3,475 Program Fee: includes housing, three meals per day, all group excursions, and international health insurance
|Administrative Fee||$200 (non-refundable)|
|International Health Insurance||Included in the Program Fee|
$600 Estimated personal expenses, medications, immunizations, books, etc.
$2,000 (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.
Week 5: Internship placements (optional)
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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