University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Winter 2022: Tanzania ENWC

Program Dates January 04, 2022 - January 29, 2022 (dates are tentative)
Applications will be accepted beginning Thursday, July 15 2021.

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.

Note: Please check program pages regularly or follow @UDGlobal on Instagram or Twitter for updated information on applying for a 22W study abroad program.

View a recording of the program interest meeting here. You must be logged in with your UD account.

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. In this case, the University of Delaware will reimburse the cost of program fees, tuition and flights (if purchase was advised by IGS).

View a recording of the program interest meeting here. You must be logged in with your UD account.

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.

Students will reside in shared tents most nights and in shared rooms at lodges for some nights.

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.

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.

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: Conservation of African Wildlife (3 credits)
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.
ENWC 453: Community-Based Conservation (3 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Global Studies Minor
  • Other: Satisfies 3 credit hours in Group 2 for Wildlife Conservation major and minor.
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
Estimated Tuition based on current year$2,385.00$6,404.00
Estimated Program FeeTBATBA
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)TBATBA
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.

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

Submit Program Application by 5pm on August 01, 2021
Recommendation also due by 5pm on August 01, 2021
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: August 07, 2021

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:
03/17/2021, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM,
03/23/2021, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM,

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