Bridgewater State University
Minnock Institute for Global Engagement
Bridgewater, MA 02325
(508) 531-6183
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Travel Course: Global Art History in Tanzania

Term To Study: Summer 2020
Application Deadline: Mar 18, 2020
Program Starts: May 19, 2020
Program Ends: Jun 08, 2020
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $4,280
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Contact Phone: 508-531-6183
Contact Name: Study Abroad Office
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What is Included: BSU 3-credit course, international airfare, accommodations, onsite transportation, itinerary activities, and some meals.

All dates are subject to change, +/- 1-3 days
What is not Included: Other meals, baggage fees, if applicable, and spending money
Application fee: $25
Estimated Costs: Program Price: $4,280

Additional Estimated Expenses not included in Program Price:
$25 Application Fee
$100-150 Additional Meals
$50-$100 Airline Baggage Fees, if applicable
$50-$200 Personal Spending Money
Program Description

Faculty Leader:
Prof. Jonathan Shirland

Undergrad: ARTH 214
Grad: ARTH 514
This course fulfills African Studies Minor & Art History Major
This course fulfills the following CORE: Writing Intensive, Global Culture, and Fine and Performing Arts

All dates are subject to change, +/- 1-3 days

This program includes extensive walking on uneven terrain.

Course Description:
In this course students learn about the art and culture of Tanzania and East Africa more widely. Students work on a series of written and exhibition-based assignments based on experiences on the tour. Students work as an artist, teacher, curator, and as a community service provider. This is a unique opportunity for students interested in learning about Tanzania through first-hand involvement in the community.

1. Work within a rural community with elementary through college-age students in classroom and recreational settings.
2. Investigate Maasai culture in the semi-arid savannah of Northern Tanzania.
3. Safari in Ngorongoro Crater and see the grand wildlife: giraffe, elephant, lion, hippo, waterbuck, zebra, etc.
4.Research with a local museum that is preserving the art and culture of East Africa.
5. Climb the base hike of Mt. Kilimanjaro with Colobus monkeys.
6. Tour the streets of Stone Town Zanzibar and swim in the Indian Ocean.

Quick Facts

Population: 43601796
Capital: Dar es Salaam
Per-capita GDP: $ 1500
Size: 947300 km2
Time Zone: (GMT + 03:00 hours) Baghdad

US State Department

Travel Warning: YES
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Bridgewater State University Study Abroad Office