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Winter 2018: Tanzania ENWC
January 08, 2018 - January 31, 2018
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Interest Meetings:
02/22/2017 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM219 Gore Hall
03/06/2017 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM218 Gore Hall
03/08/2017 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM256 Townsend Hall
03/09/2017 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM219 Gore Hall
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
05/17/2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM256 Townsend Hall
09/27/2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM256 Townsend Hall
12/06/2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM256 Townsend Hall
Health Meetings - attend one of the following:
09/28/2017 2:30 PM - 3:30 PMStudent Health Services Conference Room
10/11/2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PMStudent Health Services Conference Room
Program Notes
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.
Program Description
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.
Program 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)
Unique challenges facing African Wildlife. Identifying and surveying terrestrial vertebrates, human-wildlife interactions, ecotourism, and development of African Wildlife conservation. First-hand experience in wildlife conservation by visiting various ecosystems, living with aboriginal people, and seeing the effects of ecotourism and development.
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)
Basic philosophical, economic, and ecological aspects of the bottom-up approach to conservation. Students will experience this form of conservation first-hand by living with aboriginal people and seeing how they conserve natural resources.
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
Students are asked to reflect upon changes in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes that occur due to their study abroad experience.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
Applicants should have a G.P.A. of at least 2.0 (on a 4.00 scale). We encourage freshmen to apply!

Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance, which is based on academic quality and demonstrated ability to contribute to the objectives of the program. Early application is encouraged.
For all participants, a formal application is necessary, including at least one recommendation. An interview may be conducted in person or by telephone.

A transcript is required from Non-UD applicants only. Non-UD students, please send a copy of your official transcript to: IGS, Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE 19716 USA.

Study abroad at the University of Delaware is highly competitive. Please review the study abroad acceptance process. If you are not selected for your first choice program, we encourage you to apply to another program.
How much does it cost?.
  • University of Delaware Tuition/Fees for one Winter Session
  • Travel Study Program Fee
    • Usually covers: housing, all program-related excursions and some meals (check with the program's faculty director for details).
    • Does NOT cover: airfare to/from the program site and ground transportation to/from the U.S. departure airport. For planning purposes only, we estimate roundtrip airfare to be approximately $2,000.00.
  • Plan ahead for how to pay for travel study, and make sure you understand the costs associated with your program.
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.
  • An initial payment of $1000.00 will be due in mid-May.
  • The balance of the Program Fee and Tuition/Fees will be due in early January.
  • Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
  • All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable.
Other important things to note:
  • Program Fees are subject to change until the group's departure date. Final Program Fees may increase due to unforeseen local cost increases, fluctuations in exchange rates, or changes in the group size.
  • IGS reserves the right to cancel a program at any time due to under-enrollment, safety/health/security issues, staffing issues, or any other relevant reason. If your program is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of all Program Fees paid.
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 (final)$9,008.00$12,756.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$2,000.00$2,000.00
The rates above may not apply to you if you are a UD graduate student during the time you are studying abroad. Please refer to for the appropriate rates.
Financial need-based scholarships are available to UD undergraduates on a competitive basis. To be considered, students must have a current FAFSA on-file with Student Financial Services. For more details, please see our scholarships page.
All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable. Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
Submit Program Application by 5pm onMarch 24, 2017
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedMay 02, 2017
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *mid-May
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly January
*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.
Please note that this program is highly competitive and will accept only a limited number of applicants.
Jacob Bowman
Faculty Director
Entomology and Wildlife Ecology
245 Townsend Hall

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

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