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SUMMER 2014 IN TANZANIA – An Academic Safari

Program Type: Group experience led by SBU faculty

Dates: May 27 - June 20, 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), 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.

Schedule & Locations:

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.

Undergraduate Courses Offered:

Courses TBA

Service Learning:
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

Health Insurance:
International coverage through the SUNY provider, HTH Worldwide, is mandatory and included in the Program Fee.

Program Costs:

  • $60 Application Processing Fee
  • $200 Administrative Fee (non-refundable)
  • Tuition costs: $245 per credit for New York residents, $742 per credit for non-residents
  • $3,475 Program Fee: includes housing, three meals per day, all group excursions, and international health insurance
  • Airfare:$2,500 All participants will fly as a group with a staff member. Upon acceptance, students will be given the necessary flight information and will purchase tickets individually. Students are encouraged to book early to secure the best price.
  • *All Fees subject to change

  • All undergraduates, including HSC students, in good academic standing (2.0 GPA or higher) may apply.
  • Language proficiency is NOT required.

Application Deadline:

  • *Extended to March 15, 2014*
  • Applicants are notified of an admissions decision on a rolling basis, so the sooner one applies, the sooner one can receive a decision!
  • Late applications considered at the Program Director's discretion.
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Dr. William Arens
Program Director
Vice Provost for Global Affairs 
Professor of Anthropology 
(631) 632-7030

Dr. Lee Xippolitos
Program Director
Dean, School of Nursing
Health Science Center
Stony Brook, NY 11794
(631) 444-1041

Jen Green
Study Abroad Advisor
International Academic Programs and Services
Stony Brook University
E1340 Melville Library
Stony Brook, NY 11794

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