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  • Locations: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; Kilimanjaro, Tanzania; Moshi, Tanzania; Zanzibar, Tanzania
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Budget Sheets: Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 2.7 Housing Options: Guest House, Hostel/Hotel
Area of Study: Africana Studies, Anthropology, Culture, Gender Studies, History, Human Rights, International Relations, International Studies, Liberal Arts, Peace & Conflict Studies, Peace & Justice Studies, Peace Studies, Political Science, Politics, Public Health, Social Work, Sociology, Tourism, Women's Studies Language of Instruction: English
Class Status: 1-First Year, 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior Program Type: Faculty-Led, InFocus Global Seminar, Study Abroad
Program Description:

Modern African Culture and Society: Case Study Tanzania


Course Description

Globalization and neo-liberal policies have worsened conditions of inequalities and poverty across the global south.  This travel course to Tanzania offers students an opportunity to gain first hand field experience in examining how the structures of the current global capitalist economy impose levels of inequalities and poverty in African societies and evaluate how the people of Tanzania situate themselves and challenge their positions from the periphery. Over a period of 18 days, students will travel to different sites across Tanzania (Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam, Moshi, Kilimanajaro) and learn how the development of the current political ecology in an African society, shaped by the interplay between local social structures in the arena of politics, economics, technology, media and culture mediate access to various resources and new modes of mobility for Tanzanians to contest and negotiation their positions within the prevailing milieu of inequalities and poverty in their society. Upon returning from Africa, students will engage in online coursework evaluating the impact of inequalities and poverty in Tanzania within the broader context of the globalization in the world today.

Course Outcomes

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The course will endeavor to fulfill the following student learning outcomes:
  1. Cultural Awareness:  Introduce students, through this experiential learning study abroad activity, to the historical and current cultural context of the diversity of human experience in Africa in the era of Globalization
  2. Sociological Imagination: Engage students in learning about and analyzing social institutions in different cultural contexts and articulate their own personal values and connect them in relation to broader social experiences
  3. Written and Oral Communication Skills:  Demonstrate proficiency in written and oral communication across different mediums – journaling, reflections, critical analysis and research presentations.
  4. Critical Thinking: Challenge students in developing critical, intellectual and better informed local and global perspectives while fostering a broader historical and contemporary understanding of the lives and conditions of people in African societies

Program Details

Zanzibar BeachProgram dates:  December 27, 2018 - January 13, 2019 in Tanzania. Students must complete online course work before traveling to Tanzania and are required to participate in the online course which will take place between weeks 1 and 10 of the Spring 2019 semester. 

Credit: 1 Unit (M4 pending); 3-4 credits for non-Moravian students

Cost:  $2,600*+ airfare  (includes: tuition, in-country transportation, housing, travel visa to Tanzania, and some meals)
*financial aid may apply to the program cost (does not include airfare or personal spending)
Payment Schedule: $600 deposit due with application; $1,000 due April 30th; $1,000 due May 31st

Application Deadline: March 31, 2018 

Program Director: Dr. Akbar Keshodkar

More Information: Contact program director at or 610-861-1685 


Additional Information

This course is limited to 10 students. 
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Students should be aware of the following before they apply:
  • Most accommodations will be in double or triple rooms
  • Students do not require any specific immunizations, though if they have previously travelled to countries with Yellow Fever, they will need to travel with proof of a valid Yellow Fever vaccination 
  • Students should consider taking anti-malaria tablets during the trip, which can be acquired through a prescriptions from your doctor. Students should consult the CDC website for general guidelines for travel to Tanzania
  • Students should acquire an International Student Identity Card (ISIC) online and consider acquiring adequate travel insurance for the trip.
  • Students will be required to maintain a journal during the trip. 
Please see the course syllabus which includes a tentative itinerary for travel in TanzaniaCourse Syllabus - Study Abroad TZ (S2019).pdf

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.