SUMMER 2013 IN TANZANIA – An Academic Safari
Program Type: Group experience led by SBU faculty
Dates: May 21 - June 17, 2013
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 program. The itinerary includes one week at Stony Brook University campus with an intensive classroom introduction to the national language of Tanzania (Kiswahili), Tanzania history and culture and four 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.
Week 1: Orientation on the SBU campus.
Week 2: Maji Ya Chai Student Center near Mount Kilimanjaro. In addition to instruction, participants will organize group cultural and service learning programs. Excursions include: a one day hike up Mt. Kilimanjaro and local schools
Week 3: Impala Hotel, Arusha. Continued classroom instruction, a fieldtrip to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, a museum, local markets, and schools.
Week 4: Mto Wa Mbu village in Maasai land on the outskirts of Lake Manyara National Park. Completion of classroom instruction and service learning component.
Week 5: Tented Safari to the National Parks including: Lake Manyara, Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation area. Group departure from Arusha (JRO) to Amsterdam for connecting flight to JFK.
All students will register for the following:
There will be an educational experience requiring students to participate in an organized service activity in the local community and a formal reflection on this activity
International coverage through the SUNY provider, HTH Worldwide, is mandatory and included in the Program Fee.
Dr. William Arens
Vice Provost for Global Affairs
Professor of Anthropology
Study Abroad Advisor
International Academic Programs and Services
Stony Brook University
E5340 Melville Library
Stony Brook, NY 11794