Program Details

Moshi, Arusha and Tarangire - Pairing the grade 12 World Studies and English courses will provide students with a grounding in the sociopolitical context of the region and the academic writing and literary skills to develop a more holistic understanding
Location:
Dodoma, Tanzania, United Republic of
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
World Issues Grade 12 and English Grade 12- This program delves deep into global issues within an African context. By studying sustainability, conflict resolution, poverty alleviation, environmental conservation, and foreign aid, students will gain insight into the challenges facing Africa's progress in the modern global context. Integrated with a practical volunteer component, students will have the chance to develop and work on a variety of community development projects such as promoting health education, generating alternative income projects, or addressing local issues through arts and recreation. Their practical hands-on experience coupled with their examination of a variety of African-themed literary works, will allow students to broaden their understanding of their role as global citizens within the larger context of globalization. At the core of our travels and studies in Africa will be our self-directed community service projects designed to offer students a variety of practical experiences to engage in community development. Whether collaborating on alternative income generating projects, promoting health education, or engaging with local youth, students will have the chance to take an active role towards sustainable global change. Residing at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro, students will have the opportunity to step into the world of Maasai culture, track a herd of elephants while on safari and test their Swahili skills at local coffee shops in both Moshi and Arusha. By studying regional literature from a wide variety of sources, students will refine their analytical, critical and communication skills, while gaining a broader perspective of the impact of globalization, poverty and development on the continent.

Moshi, Arusha and Tarangire - Pairing the grade 12 World Studies and English courses will provide students with a grounding in the sociopolitical context of the region and the academic writing and literary skills to develop a more holistic understanding of a rapidly changing Africa. The MEI World Studies and English program will lead students into one of the most exciting classrooms in the world - Tanzania, in central east Africa.

Setting Description:
ONLINE COMPONENT: June 29th, 2012 (Day 1-5) Students will complete five days of online preparation, spending 1.5 hours a day on each academic course. That way, students can complete their first assignments and start connecting with their future classmates. Departure from Toronto - July 6th, 2012 (Day 6-7) Our North American departure hub is Toronto's Pearson International Airport. Five hours prior to our departure, a short meeting will be held at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel, Terminal 3, to distribute course packs and maps and to clarify travel procedures. All students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to the Sheraton Gateway Hotel. Students making alternate arrangements must contact MEI before March 31, 2012. MOSHI (Day 8-28) Our African hub will be a community and environmentally conscious lodge on the picturesque outskirts of Moshi in northeast Tanzania. Home to the Chaga and Maasai tribes, Moshi is a culturally eclectic community surrounded by some of Afric
Cost:
Tuition: $7,495 CDN funds Apply before March 1, 2012 and receive a $250 registration bonus. Tuition Includes: ...Transportation- Return airfare from Toronto's Pearson International Airport, Transportation between hotel locations via private coach, Transportation for all listed program excursions, Transfers to all accommodations, ... Trip Related - Hotels and accommodations, Breakfast and dinner daily, Entrance fees to all cours

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