SUMMER 2014 IN TANZANIA – An Academic Safari
Program Type: Group experience led by SBU faculty
Dates: May 27 - June 22, 2014
Program Description: 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), Tanzania history and culture and three weeks “in country” at four different locations. This latter portion of the schedule will include a four day safari to a number of 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.
Week 1: Orientation on the SBU campus.
Week 2: Experience the major city of Dar-es-Salaam, and Arusha. Students will have the opportunity to visit hospitals, other health care facilities, a museum, local markets and schools.
Week 3: Travel 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 Mt. 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.
There will be an educational experience requiring students to participate in organized service activities in the local communities. There will also be a formal reflection on this activity
International coverage through the SUNY provider, HTH Worldwide, is mandatory and included in the Program Fee.
*All Fees subject to change
Dr. William Arens
Vice Provost for Global Affairs
Professor of Anthropology
Study Abroad Advisor
International Academic Programs and Services
Stony Brook University
E1340 Melville Library
Stony Brook, NY 11794