Program Details

Tanzania: Homo Sapiens’ Ancient Origin and the Oral Traditions of the Maasai People of East Africa

SEMESTER

Semester- Summer A 2017

COURSES

Undergraduate:

  • SWA 1196 Introduction to Swahili Language and Culture (3 credits)
  • AFA 4931 Special Topics in African and African Diaspora Studies: Homo Sapiens’ Ancient Origin and the Oral Traditions of the Maasai People of East Africa (3 credits)

Graduate:

  • AFA 5932 Special topics in African and African Diaspora Studies: Homo Sapiens’ Ancient Origin and the Oral Traditions of the Maasai People of East Africa (3 credits)
  • AFA 6905 Independent Study / Directed Readings in African & African Diaspora Studies (3 credits)

CREDITS

6 CREDITS

DATES

Miami, South Florida- May 9th - May 13th

Sun May 14th

Departure from Miami International Airport to Kilimanjaro International airport

HOUSING

Students will be housed in a rented town house near the Usa River. From the house students will enjoy a perfect view of Mount Meru (second tallest in Tanzania) and Mount Kilimanjaro (world’s tallest independent standing mountain). The house was built in 2010. It is fenced and guarded 24/7. It has a modern laundry facility, wifi, and offers a great deal of privacy. A typical Tanzanian breakfast will be taken in the house daily, and lunch will be served wherever the students will be as per program itinerary.

COST

The cost of the 2017 program is $4,670 per person, which is a true bargain. The cost includes roundtrip airfare, accommodations, three meals per day, access to laundry facilities, guided tours and activities, and local transportation while abroad. The program cost does not include FIU instructional fee*, and study abroad non-refundable fee ($175), which includes mandatory health insurance.

Graduate students, please note that TA/GA tuition waivers do not cover study abroad instructional fees.

Please note that only certified money orders or checks will be accepted for payments.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

The application deadline is January 30th, 2017. A $300 deposit will be required upon submission of the application (certified money orders or checks only). As space is limited, please contact the AADS Program to be placed on the reserve list.

To access the application for this program, please click here.

PAYMENT SCHEDULE

Payments must be made as follows (certified money orders or checks only):

  • January 30th, 2017 — $300 deposit upon submission of application
  • February 10th, 2017 — $1,370 first payment
  • March 30th, 2017— $3,000 second payment

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

Students enrolled in this study abroad program are eligible for an AADS scholarship of $3,000 (for undergraduate students only; will be applied toward second payment), Gilman (the Tanzania program Director and the Education Abroad office can assist with writing the required essay), and the Education Abroad Scholarships, and more.

OTHER STUDY ABROAD FINANCING OPTIONS

CONTACT

African & African Diaspora Studies
Green School of International and Public Affairs
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th Street, LC 304
Miami, Florida 33199
Tel: 305-348-6860
Fax: 305-348-3270
E-mail: africana@fiu.edu

Email

Zablon Mgonja, Instructor of Swahili, Director of Study Abroad Program in Tanzania
zmgonja@fiu.edu

Reyni Valerio
Program Assistant
valerior@fiu.edu

E-mail: Office of Education Abroad
educationabroad@fiu.edu