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

Program Dates January 07, 2018 - January 31, 2018 (dates are tentative)
This program has been cancelled.

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.

Study documentary photography and art for social change in Tanzania, an African nation rich in indigenous cultures and spectacular wildlife. Students will enjoy hands on photographic workshops and working with communities involved in collaborative art projects that stimulate social change.

Once in Tanzania, your safari will take you to the National Parks and reserves of Serengeti, Ngorongoro, and Tarangire for documentary photography 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. While on tribal lands the indigenous people will be your guides taking you to culturally significant areas like hidden caves of Maasai warriors, Singing Rocks of the Hadzabe Hunter/Gatherers and waterfalls of the Iraq people. Daily field excursions will be supplemented with nightly campfire discussion about art for social change, culture, photography and conservation issues.

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.

Whether you’re interested in documentary photography or art for social change, the Winter Session in Tanzania is your chance to capture the splendor of African animals in their natural environment and understand the ethics and principals of photographing local people. You will learn firsthand about the real, practical challenges involved in the survival of various ethnic groups and how individuals are creating works of art as a sustainable source of income.

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.
ART 289: Documentary Photography (3 credits)
ART 324: The Art of Social Change (3 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Arts and Sciences - Group C
  • Multicultural
  • Second Writing
UNIV 370-095: Study Abroad - Tanzania ART (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
Estimated Program Fee$7,225.00$7,225.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$9,483.00$13,231.00
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.

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:
Jon Cox
Faculty Director
104 Taylor Hall

Submit Program Application by 5pm on April 20, 2017
Recommendation also due by 5pm on April 20, 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
04/12/2017, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, 308 Gore Hall

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