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Tanzania 2009 slide show. Pictures taken by Becky Reiser.
Location: Tanzania Course Name/Program number: Course Begins: May 27 - July 14, 2013 Travel Dates: June 15 - July 14, 2013 Course Completion Date: July 30, 2013 Faculty Leader/Contact:Dr. Evene Estwick, Dr. Linda A. Winkler Academic Credits: 6 credits List any restrictions:Minimum GPA, pre-requisite, major: GPA 2.75. Junior or senior level. NOTE: Given the nature of this course and the wide range of possible projects all majors are strongly encouraged to apply.
Application Deadline: March 15, 2013 | $1000 Program Fee: $4500 | DETAILS Find the Funding: Scholarship and Financial Aid
This course seeks to create a global service learning experience for students interested in developmental communication and international social issues. Students in this program will spend four weeks abroad, experiencing cultural immersion in a rural area of Tanzania and learning about the community programs, media outlets, and culture of this part of East Africa. Our on-site collaborators are various agencies in rural northwestern Tanzania including the WOMEDA (women’s rights), MAVUNO (water issues and microfinance), Karagwe School districts, Nyakahanga district hospital, the AIDS control program, Kagera Disability services, FADECO Community Radio, plus numerous other NGOs and media outlets that are associated the local community (see list below). The program is designed to expose students to a broad variety of topics related to communication studies in the global context of community service programs in Africa and international development. Each student will do a service project related to an area of communications studies, including broadcast production, public relations, and strategic communication, with one of the local partner agencies.(MORE)
The study abroad program has two options:
An International Communication Field Experience:
This is a global service learning program in which students engage in projects with a local NGO. Projects and agencies served vary from year to year. For instance, in 2012, students worked with the Aids Control Office Orphan project to develop a promotional film regarding their work and orphans served.
Research practicum on Community Health:
This is a course about how to do international research relative to international development and health. Students are immersed into local agencies and health care settings where they engage in gathering information relative to a research topic of their choice.
Students will spend four weeks abroad in the summer, experiencing cultural immersion in a rural area of Tanzania where they will learn about the community health and social programs of this part of East Africa. Our local collaborators are various agencies in rural, northwestern Tanzania.
This program is designed to enhance exposure to a broad variety of topics related to international affairs, health services, public health, issues related to the United Nations Millennium Goals and international development in Africa. Students will be expected to keep daily journal entries and will also be given reading assignments and journal topics while in Tanzania. All students will have done an initial paper on a social or health issue in Tanzania during a required pre-trip course component. While in Tanzania, students will be required to do ethnographic research on this topic in order to revise and rewrite this research paper using their in-country experience during the program.
There are no prerequisites for this trip other than successful completion of the mandatory pre-trip course on East Africa, which precedes the study abroad program. This course presents an overview of African history and geography while focusing on East Africa issues. Students will develop an ethnographic research proposal while in this course in preparation for the summer study abroad experience.
Dr. Winkler was presented with a special certificate of appreciation from the hospital at a Jubilee ceremony honoring the hospital and their partners. The Jubilee celebration participants included former Tanzanian President Mkapa, the Honorable Anna Tibaijuka, a Tanzanian Cabinet member and the Honorable Bishop Dr. Benson Bagonza and Dr.Andrew Cesari who oversees the hospital. (Read More)