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Winter in Tanzania

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    About the Program

    Karibu Tanzania! (Welcome to Tanzania!) Stony Brook University offers students the opportunity to experience the cultural  environment of northern Tanzania on an academic  and service learning safari. The itinerary includes 3 days of virtual orientation with an intensive introduction to the history, culture,  environment  and Kiswahili (the national language of Tanzania), and then 2.5 weeks “in country." The schedule  includes  a 2 day safari to game parks including Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti.  Also there is portion of the program that focuses  on health facilities and delivery systems in this developing country , in addition to culture and environment .

    Location Tanzania
    Program Type Faculty-Led Program, Internship/Experiential Learning
    Program Term Winter
    Program Dates Winter 2022:

    January 2-4 Virtual orientation

    January 5-22 Tanzania
    Language of Instruction English
    Budget View Budget
    Living Arrangements Shared hotel-style accommodation
    Additional Information Faculty-Led study abroad programs may require group travel. Please reach out to your IAP Coordinator prior to making any travel arrangements.
    Program Housing Statement: Stony Brook University is required to comply with the housing policies of the host country, partner institution and/or hotel/hostel. These policies may include requirements such as sex-based housing placement.


    GPA 2.0
    Other Requirements Interview is required for admission to this program. All undergraduates, graduates, including HSC students, in good academic standing are eligible to apply. Non-SBU students are encouraged to apply.
    Application Deadline October 1 Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis, and are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
    Candidates may be interviewed to determine their qualifications for participating and representing Stony Brook University abroad.

    Schedule and Locations

    Week 1: Virtual orientation, departure to Tanzania, start program in  Nkoaranga Area .

    Week 2:  Nkoaranga Area , Kilimanjaro hike, visits to hospitals, other health care facilities, a museum, local markets and schools.

    Week 3: Mto wa Mbu, continuation of Tanzanian culture and Health care system lessons/visits. Bike tour, tented Safari to the National Parks including Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation area.

    *Schedule may change at any time without notice. Participants will be updates accordingly.

  • Academic Information

    Course Information

    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. (3 credits, SBS+).

    ANT 487 Research (BIO 484, ENS 487, EHM 487, SUS 487 upon request): Independent research projects carried out by upper-division students. May be repeated up to a limit of six credits (1 credit, EXP+).

    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).

    SUS 405 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)

    EHM 360 Sustainability and Travel Abroad  (3 credits)  Same description as SBC 325 and cannot be taken together with SBC 325

    Graduate students may sign up for EHM 560

     Graduate credit for internship and/or independent research is available for this program upon request.

    SBU students should apply for the Alfred and Jane Ross Scholarship in association with this program.

    Academic Policies

    • 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.
    • Students following the Stony Brook Curriculum (SBC) may request for GLO and EXP+ in addition to requirements fulfilled by their coursework.

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