Program Information
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Winter 2024: Tanzania ENWC
January 04, 2024 - January 29, 2024 (dates are tentative)
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Interest Meetings:
03/14/2023 5:30 PM - 6:40 PM127 Memorial Hall
04/05/2023 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM127 Memorial Hall
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
05/17/2023 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM233 Townsend Hall
10/30/2023 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM233 Townsend Hall
11/14/2023 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Abroad Pre-Departure Orientation
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.
Note: Please check program pages regularly or follow @UDGlobal on Instagram or Twitter for updated information on applying for a 24W study abroad program.

Please review the CGPS COVID-19 Updates page before applying to a study abroad program for information about COVID-19 related travel requirements and policies for UD study abroad.

All applicants must have a valid passport by the program’s application deadline. Your passport’s expiration date must be more than six months after the program ends. If you do not have a current passport, apply through the U.S. State Department. It takes an average of 10-13 weeks (3-4 months) to process a passport.

Traveling and studying abroad during a global pandemic poses new challenges and requires accepting a higher level of uncertainty than in the past. Students who choose to study abroad at this time must be prepared to adapt to the evolving situation and must take responsibility to act in accordance with the rules, regulations, and recommendations of UD, their program leadership, and legal authorities of their home and host country. Due to the rapidly changing and unpredictable global and local response to COVID-19, these rules, regulations and recommendations are subject to change at any time.

The University will continue to monitor the ongoing situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) as we approach the departure date for this program. Please reach out to your program coordinator or faculty director with questions and continue to monitor the UD coronavirus webpage for updates. If UD decides to cancel a study abroad program, we will communicate directly with affected students.
Program Description
Spend your winter in Africa learning about wildlife and aboriginal people. We will explore northern Tanzania, an African nation at the forefront of wildlife conservation practices. On a four-week guided safari, you will experience the splendor of African wildlife in their natural environment and learn about the culture and challenges facing aboriginal groups from those people. We learn firsthand about the real, practical challenges involved in wildlife conservation and community-based conservation. You will travel to Tanzania with Dr. Jacob Bowman, a wildlife ecologist specializing in large mammal conservation, ecology, and restoration. He has directed this program 10 times and directed 14 study abroad programs on 5 continents.

Once in Tanzania, your safari will take you to the national parks and reserves of Serengeti, Ngorongoro, and Tarangire for wildlife viewing amid the savannas and forests. 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 from the people practicing it. We spend time with three different aboriginal groups: Maasai (pastoralists), Iraqw (agriculturalists), and Hadza (hunter-gathers). 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 and challenges facing the wildlife and local people. Daily field excursions will be supplemented with nightly campfire discussion about African wildlife conservation and Community-based Conservation.

Whether you are interested in wildlife or community-based conservation, this program is for you. On safari, you'll experience a cross-section of ecosystems and aboriginal people from northern Tanzania. You will visit places that most tourists do not ever experience. You will be traveling with experienced faculty and very well trained and experiences guides from Tanzania to maximize your learning opportunities.

Students will be required to bring a binoculars, sleeping bag/sleeping pad, hiking shoes, two water bottles, a fleece, raincoat, hat, sunglasses, and hiking clothes.

The Program Fee includes in-country transportation, lodging, all safari-related fees, tips, all meals, 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.

Students should budget extra for international airfare, extra immunizations, equipment for this program, as well as approximately $110 for the required visa for Tanzania. Students will be required to bring a binoculars, sleeping bag/sleeping pad, hiking shoes, two water bottles, a fleece, raincoat, hat, sunglasses, and hiking clothes.
ACCESSIBILITY: Students with disabilities are welcomed and encouraged to study abroad, but should be aware 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. 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
All students must enroll in at least 6 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
ENWC 452-070: 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.

This course is designed to provide you with an understanding of African wildlife conservation. Comparisons will be drawn between conservation in Africa and North America. Although we will focus on Tanzania, topics will include issues outside Tanzania.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Global Studies Minor
Other: Satisfies 3 credit hours in Group 1 for Wildlife Conservation major and minor. Fulfills Field Experience requirement for Environmental Science majors.
Restrictions: Offered only during Winter Session in Tanzania.
ENWC 453-070: 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.

This course will emphasize understanding the culture of three aboriginal societies (Hadza [hunter-gathers], Iraqw [agriculturalists], and Maasai [pastoralists]) and how they conserve natural resources as a community. Students will be required to bridge the gap between culture and conservation to understand why both are essential to community-based conservation. You will learn by field lectures and group discussions, and by experiential learning during daily field trips and activities.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Global Studies Minor
Other: Satisfies 3 credit hours in Group 2 for Wildlife Conservation major and minor.
Restrictions: Offered only during Winter Session in Tanzania.
UNIV 370-096: Study Abroad - Tanzania (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 Zoom.

A transcript is required from Non-UD applicants only. Non-UD students, please email a copy of your official transcript to the Program Coordinator.

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 $1,500.00.
  • 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 CGPS 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.
  • CGPS 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$2,633.00$7,065.00
Final Program Fee$8,600.00$8,600.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$11,263.00$15,695.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,500.00$1,500.00
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 onApril 20, 2023
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedMay 03, 2023
$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.