University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Winter 2018: Tanzania ENWC

Program Dates January 08, 2018 - January 30, 2018 (dates are tentative)
This program is closed.

Program Overview This program is highly competitive and will accept only a limited number of applicants. Interview appointments and acceptance decisions are at the discretion of the faculty director.

Spend Winter Session where the wild things are in Tanzania, an African nation at the forefront of wildlife conservation practices. On a four-week guided safari, you’ll experience the splendor of African animals in their natural environment, and learn firsthand about the real, practical challenges involved in wildlife. You will travel to Tanzania with Dr. Jacob Bowman, a wildlife ecologist specializing in large mammal conservation, ecology, and restoration, who has directed this program eight times.

Once in Tanzania, your safari will take you to the national parks and reserves of Serengeti, Ngorongoro, and Tarangire for wildlife viewing amid the savanna. The parks contain spectacular concentrations of wildlife that are habituated to vehicles, allowing close observation of various aspects of animal behavior including foraging, social interactions within species, and multiple-species interactions. You will also spend time on tribal lands adjacent to these national parks where you will learn about community-based conservation for the people practicing it. Our time on tribal lands is unique because you will have the opportunity to take foot safaris accompanied by local guides, which will provide you the opportunity to really feel Africa. On safari, you'll experience a cross-section of ecosystems from northern Tanzania's short grass plains, mangrove forests and coastal ecosystems. Daily field excursions will be supplemented with nightly campfire discussion about African wildlife conservation and Community-based Conservation.

Students reside in shared tents when we stay on tribal lands and in shared rooms in lodges during most National Park excursions with meals provided at all locations.

The Program Fee includes all lodging, all meals, drinking water, tips, ground transportation in Tanzania, a departure tax, and international health insurance for the duration of the program.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from Tanzania, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Tanzania. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimate airfare. Once accepted, students will be asked to purchase their plane ticket by June 1, 2017, to guarantee that they can travel together on the same flights.

Students should budget extra for vaccinations, laundry services at the lodges, equipment for this program, and a visa to enter Tanzania. The group will receive specific vaccination guidance from Student Health Services before departure. Students will be required to bring binoculars, sleeping bag/sleeping pad, hiking shoes, two water bottles, a fleece, raincoat, hat, sunglasses, and hiking clothes. Students should also budget an additional $110 for the necessary visa to enter Tanzania.

ACCESSIBILITY: Participants with disabilities should know that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. But UD students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to study abroad. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.

Courses: Students must enroll in all credit-bearing courses for a grade. Only the UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail. Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites. Honors credit may be available. Check with the faculty director and the Honors program for approval (check before departure). All students must enroll in at least 6 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
ENWC 452: Conservation of African Wildlife (3 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Global Studies Minor
  • Other: Requirement for Wildlife Ecology & Conservation major (Zoology group) and minor, also for College of Agriculture and Natural Resources breadth requirement.
ENWC 453: Community-Based Conservation (3 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Global Studies Minor
  • Other: Requirement for Wildlife Ecology & Conservation major (Human Dimensions group) and minor, also for College of Agriculture and Natural Resources breadth requirement.
UNIV 370-096: Study Abroad - Tanzania ENWC (0 credits) pass/fail
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Discovery Learning


Program Costs:

How much does it cost?.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$2,228.00$5,976.00
Final Program Fee$6,750.00$6,750.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account $9,008.00$12,756.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$2,000.00$2,000.00

When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and IGS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.

*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $1,000.00 Initial Payment.


Contact Information:
Jacob Bowman
Faculty Director
Entomology and Wildlife Ecology
245 Townsend Hall
302-831-4621
jlbowman@udel.edu



Deadlines:
Submit Program Application by 5pm on March 24, 2017
Recommendation also due by 5pm on March 24, 2017
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: May 02, 2017

Please note that this program is highly competitive and will accept only a limited number of applicants. Interview appointments and acceptance decisions are at the discretion of the faculty director.



Interest Meetings:
02/22/2017, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, 219 Gore Hall
03/06/2017, 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM, 218 Gore Hall
03/08/2017, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM, 256 Townsend Hall
03/09/2017, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, 219 Gore Hall


Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.