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  • Locations: Arusha, Tanzania; Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; Moshi, Tanzania
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year U of A Application Deadline U of A Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 04/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** If you are applying for an external program, please note the U of A application deadline listed may be different than the external program provider's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Advisor: Sarah Malloy Housing Options: Hotel/Hostel
Minimum GPA:
2.5 Program Type: U of A Faculty-Led
Language of Instruction: English Language Prerequisite: 0 none
Language Courses Offered: No Credit Type: U of A Credit
Open to non-U of A students?: No Credit Hours Available: 6 Credit Hours
Area of Study: Anthropology, Biology, Earth Science, Ecology, Geology, Humanities Program Duration: 3 weeks
Open to Graduate Students?: Yes
Program Description:
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HOW TO APPLY
PROGRAM OVERVIEW
ELIGIBILITY
ACADEMICS & COURSES
ACCOMMODATIONS & EXCURSIONS
ESTIMATED COSTS
SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL AID
CONTACT US
WHAT FORMER STUDENTS HAVE SAID



 

HOW TO APPLY

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Applications will open in late-September 2016 for the Summer 2017 term.

Once applications open, click the "Apply Now" button at the top of the page to begin. When your application is completed, your application will be reviewed and a decision will be made. You will be notified of the decision through the HogsAbroad portal.

If you don't yet have your passport, don't worry! You do not need a physical copy of your passport in order to apply for the program. However, if you don't already have a passport, please be proactive and begin your passport application today.



 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

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Application Deadlines: 

 *Priority Deadline: December 1, 2016
**Regular Deadline: February 1, 2017

*Program may fill before regular deadline; therefore, early application is advised
**Post-priority applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the regular deadline



Zanzibar, Serengeti, Olduvai, Gombe – these are just some of the world-famous treasures of Tanzania, and you’ll see them for yourself on this program.  This program is open to all students in all majors interested in the natural, political, and social history of East Africa, specifically the nation of Tanzania. 

You begin with one week of classroom work in Fayetteville, during which you hear lectures on both the natural and human history of this fascinating East African country. The lectures preceding the trip will focus on general principles associated with the studies of ecology, evolution, culture, and history of colonization and the slave trade.  Then, you’ll spend nearly three weeks traveling around Tanzania, sampling its remarkable human and natural diversity. You’ll see the animals of the great Serengeti, such as giraffes, lions, zebras, wildebeest, and many more. You’ll also see and learn about the cultures of these regions and understand why the land has played such a vital role in the imaginations of both the indigenous people of Tanzania and the country’s European colonists.

Parts of the trip will require participants to be in good physical condition.
 

ELIGIBILITY

Tanzania cookingStudents must:
 
Undergraduates should have completed at least 24 credit hours* with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better at the time of application.
 
*Students who have completed less than 24 credit hours may be admissible upon recommendation of faculty leader with support of the dean of the sponsoring college.

Be prepared to attend class on campus preceding the travel dates

Program is open to undergraduate and graduate applicants from the U of A, as well as students from other universities throughout the United States.

Parts of the trip will require participants to be in good physical condition


 
 

ACADEMICS & COURSES

Program duration: TBD for Summer 2017

Travel dates: TBD for Summer 2017

Credit Hours: Six (6) credit hours

Courses:  Offered at the Undergraduate and Graduate levels
                (students choose 6 credits from the following):
      ANTH 3903    Topics in Anthropology & Human Evolution: Ecology, Evolution, & Peoples of E. Africa
      ANTH 3923H  Topics in Anthropology & Human Evolution: Ecology, Evolution, & Peoples of E. Africa
      HUMN 3923H  Special Topics in Humanities Colloquium: Ecology, Evolution, & Peoples of E. Africa
      HUMN 425V    Special Topics in Humanities Colloquium: Ecology, Evolution, & Peoples of E. Africa
      BIOL 496V      Ecology, Evolution, and Peoples of East Africa
      BIOL 496VH    Ecology, Evolution, and Peoples of East Africa
      GEOS 410V    Special Problems in Geosciences
      GEOS 410VH  Honors Special Problems in Geosciences

You begin with one week of classroom work in Fayetteville, during which you hear lectures on both the natural and human history of this fascinating East African country. The lectures preceding the trip will focus on general principles associated with the studies of ecology, evolution, culture, and history of colonization and the slave trade.  Then, you’ll spend nearly three weeks traveling around Tanzania, sampling its remarkable human and natural diversity. You’ll see the animals of the great Serengeti, such as giraffes, lions, zebras, wildebeest, and many more. You’ll also see and learn about the cultures of these regions and understand why the land has played such a vital role in the imaginations of both the indigenous people of Tanzania and the country’s European colonists.
 

ACCOMMODATIONS

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Students stay in hotels for most of the trip, excluding the tourist hostel at Gombe.  All meals will be provided, except for drinks and snacks, and you can expect a memorable culinary experience. 

Special dietary needs can be accommodated with advanced notice.




EXCURSIONS

This program is a study tour so students will travel throughout Tanzania. Sites include Lake Eyasi and a visit with one of the world’s last remaining Hunter-Gatherer societies, the Hadzabe. You’ll enjoy a game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and visit Olduvai Gorge, site of the Leakey family’s discovery of some of the most important early human fossils.  You’ll also visit sites on the 19th-century caravan routes into the heart of Africa, including Bagomoyo, an historic trading center on the Indian Ocean, and Ujiji, on the shore of Lake Tanganyika, where Stanley famously asked “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?” You’ll travel by boat to the famous Gombe Stream reserve, where Jane Goodall studied the chimpanzees that roam wild through the rain-forest. You’ll tour the great city of Dar-es-Salaam, including its famous Mwenge market. You’ll finish the trip on the beautiful island of Zanzibar, touring the museums and historic sites of Stone Town, and snorkeling through the coral reef marine ecosystem that fringes the main island. 
 

SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL AID

Financial aid and scholarships are available to U of A students.

In many cases, you can also use your current scholarships and financial aid to help finance your program. If you receive scholarships, grants, or loans as a U of A student, please contact your Financial Aid Advisor in Silas Hunt Hall (479-575-3806) to see how much of your current aid package you’ll be able to utilize towards this summer study abroad program or to apply for loans. Participants on this program may also be eligible to apply for these institutional and national scholarships below. Criteria for scholarships vary, and students should read eligibility requirements carefully. 
 
U of A students should check out other funding opportunities on our website.
This list is not comprehensive. 
 

CONTACT US

For assistance with the application process, costs, travel arrangements, etc., contact the Office of Study Abroad.

 
For additional information about courses or program content, contact faculty leaders:

Peter Ungar
Department of Anthropology, Chair
pungar@uark.edu
479-575-6361

Steven Beaupre
Department of Biological Sciences, Chair
sbeaupre@uark.edu
479-575-7561
 

WHAT FORMER STUDENTS HAVE SAID

GiraffeCheck out our quick info sheet to see what former students have said about their cultural experiences, out of pocket expenses and budgeting, packing, and technology abroad! 
Tanzania_info sheet.pdf

"I knew it would be a hands-on, experiential learning opportunity that I can't necessarily find in the classroom setting."
 
"I learned a great deal about East Africa, the people I was traveling with, and myself. I now have a more defined idea of what I want to do, in terms of future career options."

Read Kelsey Ferguson's Honors blog post about the trip. 
Read Rachel Pellegrino's Honors blog post about the trip.