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The Psychology of Skin Bleaching in Tanzania Study Abroad Program will take place during May term 2011 and will feature exciting week-long stays in Dar es Salaam and Bagamoyo, Arusha and Zanzibar with short day trips to surrounding areas. Students will ha
Location:
Arusha, Tanzania, United Republic of; Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, United Republic of
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
MayMester Intersession

Program Overview

Program Description:
Georgia State offers many summer and maymester programs led and taught by Georgia State professors. These programs tend to be focused on a particular topic or theme and range from 10 to 20 participants, though some are larger. Students participate in lectures, site visits, excursions, and tours as part of the program. These programs usually last between two and six weeks. Students find these programs a great way to really get to know their professors and other GSU students while earning GSU credits and grades. Students do not have to study on a program related to their major, but they certainly can. Financial aid and scholarships are available.

The Psychology of Skin Bleaching in Tanzania Study Abroad Program will take place during May term 2011 and will feature exciting week-long stays in Dar es Salaam and Bagamoyo, Arusha and Zanzibar with short day trips to surrounding areas. Students will have the opportunity to participate in experiential learning within a variety of community contexts including: (1) visits to numerous historical sites, monuments and museums (e.g., slave market, slave caravan, colonial buildings); (2) visits to contemporary sites that sell and market skin bleaching creams and treat skin bleaching conditions; (3) discussions and lectures with experts on skin bleaching products and practices and its linkages to East African history and psychology; (4) safaris in some of the most popular game drives in Africa and visits to some of the most pristine beaches in the world; and (5) after-hours enjoyment in local restaurants and entertainment venues. Experiential learning, lectures, and discussion will focus on Tanzania's transition from slavery to colonization to skin bleaching, with classes taught by faculty from Georgia State University and University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) and/or the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS).

Setting Description:
All accommodations will be guest houses or hotels in double or triple rooms. In Dar es Salaam we will stay in a guest house in the city center. In Zanzibar, we will stay in a guest house or a hotel in Stone Town and then in a beachfront hotel in Kendwa/Nyungwi on the Indian Ocean. Similarly we will stay in a beachfront hotel in Bagamoyo. In Arusha we will stay first in a guest house in the city center and then at a safari lodge on the outskirts of Karatu town, about midway between Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater. Breakfast is provided at most locations.
Cost:
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