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2018 Study Abroad: Tanzania Registration Deadline is March 1

Posted by Tim on February 5, 2018 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Study Abroad

A Unique Study Abroad Experience

Are you looking for a once in a lifetime adventure for this summer?  Join us for our 2018 study abroad course to Tanzania led by Drs. Mara Huber (Associate Dean for Experiential Learning and Director of the UB Experiential Learning Network) and Dan Nyaronga (Associate Professor, Empire State College) and featuring Dr. Melinda Lemke from the Graduate School of Education. The course, offered to students of all majors and backgrounds will focus on “Community Development in Context: Girls Education in the Mara Region of Tanzania.”

Trip highlights will include:

  • 2-week trip will begin and end in Dar Es Salaam, the dynamic port city on the Indian Ocean
  • After flying from Dar to Mwanza , we will drive along Lake Victoria to the Mara Region for 4 days of learning and engagement
  • During our visit in the Mara Region, we will engage with projects and partners that are working to build capacity for girls and women
  • Along with students and UB faculty, we will participate in a day-long conference on girls’ education in this region
  • Following our time in Mara, we will enjoy a 2-day guided safari through the Serengeti Game Preserve and Ngorongoro Crater with a 1-night stay inside the park
  • The course is co-led by Huber and Dr. Dan Nyaronga, a Psychology Professor from Empire State College who is from the Mara Region. Additional faculty from UB will be participating as well.

Lodging and accommodations:

The trip will include accommodations that range in luxury from basic (hostel-type setting) to 4 stars (equivalent). Although specific accommodations have not been finalized, the following have been included in past trips and will most likely be featured:

Academic and professional benefits:

  • Enhanced global knowledge
  • Enhanced cultural competence
  • Opportunity to focus final project on topic of interest
  • Customization of trip to ensure that all students have high-impact/interest experiences
  • Stories, pictures and memories to last a lifetime
  • Past participants have leveraged experiences to support graduate school and fellowship/scholarship opportunities while also helping to clarify graduate, civic and professional interests

Course instructors

 Mara Huber:

Associate Dean

Undergraduate Research & Experiential Learning

Director of the UB ELN.

 Dan Nyaronga:

Associate Professor, Empire State College

(from the Mara Region of Tanzania)

Melinda Lemke (featured faculty member)

Assistant Professor

Educational Leadership & Policy

Graduate School of Education

Registration deadline: March 1st

Please contact Mara Huber with questions about the trip