Tanzania


Important Dates:

 

 


Deposit Deadline:
 
February 1, 2020
Scholarship Deadline: December 11, 2019
Final Payment Due: February 7, 2020
Mandatory Orientation Meeting: Spring Semester 2020

Courses Offered:

BIOL 4950: Ecology of Tanzania
Professor: Brandon Cromer
Email: bcromer@augusta.edu
The course provides a comprehensive introduction to ecological processes with emphasis on the species diversity, community relationships, and conservation of the Tanzanian tropical savanna.

***Prerequisite= BIOL 1108

BIOL 4950 Tanzania: Fossils, Genes, Humans & Health
Professor: Soma Mukhopadhyay
Email: smukhopadhyay@augusta.edu
This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the process of Natural Selection and Human Evolution with emphasis on fossil records and molecular genetics, and the significance of Tanzania, Laetoli Footprints and Olduvai Gorge in the history of human evolution.

***Prerequisite= BIOL 1108

Itinerary:

Monday, May 11
Depart for Arusha

Tuesday, May 12 Arusha                                                                                                                                                      
Begin your day with a cultural orientation and some time to exchange currency. After lunch at the Grill House, enjoy an afternoon tour of the Shanga Foundation that employs people with disabilities to make high-quality crafts. These products are sold all around the world and profits are reinvested to create a loving, inclusive environment for people with special needs.

Later on, enjoy a lecture from Carbon Tanzania in the afternoon. Since 2010, Carbon Tanzania has worked with indigenous communities to develop an innovative approach to conserving their forests. The process starts with securing ownership of land and includes basic law enforcement to protect from deforestation.

Enjoy a welcome dinner this evening. Overnight at Outpost Lodge or similar Meals: B L D

Wednesday, May 13 Arusha                                                                                                                                                                 Today, your group will split into two. Dr. Soma’s group will visit the Natural History Museum in Arusha, Dr. Cromer’s group will depart for a canoeing excursion on Lake Duluti.

Afternoon lecture from the Wild Nature Institute.

Overnight at Outpost Lodge or similar Meals: B

Thursday, May 14 Arusha/ Nohololo
This morning, transfer to the Noloholo Campsite where you’ll be introduced to the African People and Wildlife organization. Resting right on the edge of Tarangire National Park, the APW is in the perfect position to study and work with the local Maasai communities concerning the safety and well-being of the local people, wild animals, and environment and the impact they all have on each other.

Over the next few days, gain a better understanding of the relationships and issues that both the Maasai community and the environment face by hands-on involvement in some of their projects, such as implementing living walls in communities and aspects of their human wildlife conflict prevention.

Enjoy a welcome orientation and BBQ dinner with traditional Maasai dancing.  Meals: B L D

Friday, May 15 Oldonyo      
Sunrise hike up the hill before breakfast.

Introduction to the living walls project where you will spend your full day working with community members on this program

Overnight at Noloholo Campsite Meals: B L D

Saturday, May 16 Oldonyo/Isoitok       
Early morning transfer to Isoitok
Evening check-in and talk about African Roots Foundation
Guided medicine walk to learn about the traditional medical use of local plants.
Meals: B L D

Sunday, May 17 Isoitok/Serengeti                                 
Visit Laetoli Footprints.
Follow in the footsteps of our predecessors with a visit to the Laetoli Footprints, dating at least 3.6 million years old. The entire footprint trail is almost 88 ft. long and includes impressions of about 70 early human footprints.
Transfer to Serengeti, game driving en route to camp
Meals: B L D

Monday, May 18 Serengeti/Ngorongoro Crater
Oldupai Gorge visit
Today, visit one of the most important paleoanthropological sites in the world: The Olduvai Gorge. This gorge holds the earliest evidence of the existence of human ancestors. Deposits exposed in the sides of the gorge cover a time span from about 2.1 million to 15,000 years ago. The deposits have yielded the fossil remains of more than 60 hominins, providing the most continuous known record of human evolution during the past 2 million years, as well as the longest known archaeological record of the development of stone-tool industries.
Ngorongoro Crater descent and game drive
Meals: B L D

Tuesday, May 19 Ngorongoro/Arusha
Transfer to Arusha
Kimemo Coffe Farm tour and famous lasagna lunch Shopping at Cultural Heritage Center
Meals: B L D

Wednesday, May 20 Arusha/Kilimanjaro 
Transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Thursday, May 21
Arrive to the US 

Financial Information:

Program Fees: $4775 + Tuition & Fees

           Deposit: $200

           Final Payment: Remaining Balance of $4575

Tuition & Fees: Click here to calculate how much yours will be
What's included? Airfare, lodging, meals, international health insurance, mandatory excursions
Additional Expenses: Passport, VISA, some meals

 

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Updated 8/7/19