Study Abroad


Education and Health Care Systems of Tanzania

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This course is closed for the Winter 2013-14 term.

UMAIE Course Number: T4210
SAU Course Equivalency:  EDUC 300, Diversity and Culturally-Responsive Teaching or NURS 450, National & International Nursing Perspectives (four credits)
Instructor: Sheryl Feinstein, Augustana College and C. Dawn Zibricky, Elmhurst College
Dates: January 5-27, 2014. (NOTE: SAU classes begin January 15) 
Location: Moshi, Iringa, Zanzibar
Price: $6,075 (subject to change)

Program description

This course will be an exploration into the education and health systems in Tanzania. Experiential learning is firmly established to be at the heart of this educational adventure. Students will be immersed in Tanzanian culture allowing them to gain a unique knowledge base of a developing country's education and health systems. Issues will be studied in meaningful context, giving students the opportunity to understand the complexity of the situation, and to reflect on their personal views, growth, and possible future roles.

The journey will include the cities of Moshi, Iringa, and the island of Zanzibar. In each location students will visit a variety of educational settings, including an International School, Maasai School for Girls, and schools housed in orphanages. They will also visit some of the most progressive and primitive health care services in the country, ranging from a hospital to a remote village clinic. Additionally, important cultural and economic resources will be part of the course, a safari to Ruaha National Park, N'GoroGoro Crater, and Climb Udzungwa Mt. to add to the holistic view of the country.

Students will be engaged in experiences that allow them to connect, interact, and provide service with Tanzanians. Meetings, presentations, and active participation with NGO's, educators, health care providers, scholars, and citizens around the country will be embedded in the course. Finally, students and professors will integrate and debrief the cultural experience as they travel across the Zanzibar Channel of the Indian Ocean from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam and depart for home.

What is included

  • Round-trip airfare from Moline, Chicago or Minneapolis 
  • Hotel accommodation in double or triple rooms 
  • Continental breakfast daily
  • Some additional meals
  • Travel assistance
  • International health insurance


What is not included

  • Passport fees
  • Transportation to/from airport
  • Fees for textbooks and materials
  • Meals not covered in program fee
  • Personal baggage fees


How to apply

Priority Deadline: April 12, 2013
Complete the online study abroad application and submit a $500 application deposit to the Center for International Education (Lower Cosgrove).

Applications will be accepted until October 1.
Students that apply after the April 12 Priority Deadline may find that their desired program is full.

  • Follow the application instructions carefully.
  • Applications will not be reviewed until all application materials have been received.
  • Make checks payable to Seminars International.
  • The $500 application deposit is deducted from the total program cost.
  • If you are not accepted into the program, or if the program is cancelled, the application deposit is refundable.
  • If you are accepted, the application deposit is non-refundable after September 17.


Payment deadlines

  • November 1, 2013: remaining balance due


Payment details

  • Failure to meet payment deadlines may jeopardize your place in the program.
  • Please submit your final payment to Student Account Services by November 1.
  • The final payment is non-refundable after November 1.