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  • Locations: Kayanga, Tanzania
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 12/15/2017 ** Rolling Admission 05/30/2018 07/01/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Program Description:
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Service-Learning in Tanzania
Sustainable Development, Justice & Gender Equality


Tanzania

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
This program offers a wonderful insight into not only service-learning, but also justice and gender equality in rural Tanzania. The program will run during the summer 2018 for 4 weeks. The tentative dates are May 30th-July 1st 2018. This is a faculty-led global seminar and will take place in the Karagwe District, Tanzania.

Eligibility Requirements:
  • 2.5 GPA
  • Undergraduate and graduate students from all majors and colleges are welcome!
 
COURSE INFORMATION
Students wishing to participate in this program will earn 3 credits of LAS 491C: International Service-Learning. Along with this, there will be a 1 credit Study Abroad Pre-departure Seminar (INTST 395A) offered in the Spring in preparation for the trip. During the summer travel portion students will also have the unique opportunity to learn the local Swahili language while earning 1 credit of WLC 107x.

While participating in this program students will:
  • Learn about development policy and human rights efforts on the ground through the work of community-based organizations and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
  • Partner with local Tanzanians in women's advocacy groups, water harvesting efforts and improved agricultural techniques.
  • Support teachers in a local secondary school with train the trainer workshops.
  • Live in a rural environment; visit urban areas as well as a game park in neighboring Rwanda.
 
COST AND FINANCIAL AID
Budget information is available by clicking here.  Please note that ISUAbroad budget sheets do not allow for the reflection of different rates of ISU tuition by major. Please see the budget sheet notes for more detailed information about expenses. 
Participants may be able to apply their financial aid packages to this program and should contact the Office of Student Financial Aid for further information.

Scholarship information can be found here:

Scholarships and Fellowships for International Study
ISU Scholarships
ISU Financial Aid

 
INSURANCE
All participants in this program will be automatically enrolled in CISI, an international health insurance and emergency service plan. This insurance plan is required for all undergraduate and graduate students participating in ISU study abroad programs. The cost of the plan is $1.31 per day, and it has been built into the cost of the program fee. More information is available at the links below:

CISI Participant FAQ
International Insurance 101
CISI Policy Information

 
WITHDRAWAL FEES
The application deadline for this Summer program is March 15th, 2018. Accepted participants will be notified on a rolling basis upon submission of completed application. Once you are accepted to participate, you must either commit to or decline your offer in the ISUAbroad online application system. Those students who commit to participate are officially part of the program and will be responsible for all program costs listed on the ISUAbroad budget sheet. If you withdraw, you will be responsible for the withdrawal penalty outlined below, in addition to all non-recoverable program payments the college is obligated to make on your behalf. Appeals are possible in certain extenuating circumstances, such as family or medical emergencies. Charges will be applied to your U-bill.
 
31-60 days prior to program start date $100
1-30 days prior $200
Start date or after Full study abroad program fee

 
CONTACT
Program Director
Dr. Ann Oberhauser
annober@iastate.edu
515-294-9283
217B East Hall

LAS Study Abroad Director

Nancy Guthrie
nguthrie@iastate.edu
515-294-1162


LAS study abroad website: https://abroad.las.iastate.edu/