Travel Dates: June 25 - July 6, 2013
In order to be officially accepted into this program,
speak to Dr. David Kozak:
Phone (970) 247-7498 or stop by
his office, Center of Southwest Studies, RM 278.
The objective of this program is to foster an attitude among the students as creative, effective, and empowered active agents of positive social change. Travel and service in Tanzania will impart skills and experience (capacity building) that will challenge feelings of futility or helplessness. In the "learn by doing" approach to coursework, there will be an emphasis on community-based active participation with self-reflective assignments, group discussions, problem solving exercises, and service-learning evaluation.
Cross cultural comparisons are a marvelous learning strategy and there will be countless opportunities for this. Through involvement in community affairs and close interaction with indigenous cultures (Maasai, Chagga, Barabaig) students will gain cross cultural insights and life lessons simply unattainable from a conventional classroom.
Course: ANTH 390 Service Learning Tanzania (3 credits)
- Two hours of initial coursework will be done on-campus on April 15, 2013;
- Twelve additional hours of on-campus coursework will take place from June 18 - 22;
- Two hours of final travel prep will occur on June 24;
- Travel dates are June 25 - July 6, 2013.
- Travel to northern Tanzania and learn about applied social science in context
- Experience traditional African life up close and personal during homestays
- Service Learning: work side-by-side with members of Boma N'gombe community to complete building project began during the 2012 Innovative Month, assist orphanage "Mama" with web development, or work with children
- Practice teamwork and learn leadership skills while enhancing your service learning resume
- Learn about international volunteer organizations
- Meet with representatives of humanitarian organizations
- Opportunities to visit national parks, snorkel in Zanzibar, go on safari, and maybe even climb Mt. Kilimanjaro!
Best Faith Estimate of
Total Program Costs: $3,530*
* Total cost with Native Tuition Waiver is $3,125
March 1, 2013: Deadline for $800 nonrefundable deposit; payable to FLC Cashier
April 1, 2013: $480** balance of fixed cost payable to FLC Cashier.
** Students with Native American Waiver pay $75 fees
($405 tuition is waived)
$2,250 Out of pocket costs (included in the total cost estimate) for airfare and entry/exit visa will be paid by each student at the time of purchase.
Other potential costs: Passport, immunizations, travel insurance, special activities...ask Dr. Kozak for clarification.