NAU in Tanzania
Nursing and Anthropology
Led by faculty Karen Plager
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
There is no better experience than applying the knowledge you learned in class to real world scenarios, and what makes this experience even better is doing so in another country! Students will gain field work experience in rural northern Tanzania in specific communities while focusing on assessing health and well-being. Students will work on community assessments and participate in various research/service-learning projects. The course will include in-depth study of rural needs and available resources with specific attention to health using community based, sustainable development for improved health and well-being.
This program looks to complement student learning in three areas:
1) to provide a rich cross cultural experience for students to learn about the people, cultures, country, and health and health care systems in selected areas of northern Tanzania; 2) to expand students’ understanding and appreciation for the importance of global engagement especially as it relates to nursing, other health care professions, and anthropology; and 3) to work collaboratively with selected communities to understand sustainable, integrated development for improved community health and well-being.
The program is led by NAU professor Karen Plager
Students will have the option to earn 6 credit or 3 credit units.
NUR 408: (3-6 Credits) Field Work in Health, Culture, and Community Development in Rural Tanzania
ANT 408: (3-6 Credits) Field School: Health, Culture, and Community Development in Rural Tanzania
Program Dates & Itinerary
May 18 – June 9, 2019
- May 18: Depart for Tanzania
- May 19: Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport, transport to lodging in Arusha
- May 20-23: Stay in lodging in Arusha--Kundayo lodge, community engagement programming
- May 23: Ground Transport to Engikaret, Tanzania
- May 23-June 3: Research and Community Engagement in Engikaret, Tanzania
- June 3: Depart for Arusha, Pickup by Havennature Safari Camp
- June 3-8: Lodging at Havennature Safari Camp, meet with communities
- June 6-7: Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara National Park
- June 8: Transport to Kilimanjaro International Airport, Exit Tanzania
- June 9: Arrive back in USA
Students in this program will be provided housing in hotels and given a safari “camping” experience.
- Lodging in Arusha for first few nights in Tanzania
Camp & Lodge
- Nyayo Discover Mobile Camps in Englkaret Rural District
- Safari quality tents with mattresses, linens, and pillows
- Camp showers, toilets and handwashing facilities on site
Some meals will need to be purchased by the student.
To view the costs for this program, click the "costs" link at the top of this page. This will direct you to a line-item breakdown of how much the program costs and what is included in those costs.
Undergraduate students in the nursing program that have completed their second semester of the program; students in health sciences and non-nursing students who have completed their Liberal Studies Cultural Understanding requirements; or students who earn permission from the instructor are welcome to apply.
Graduate students in anthropology, nursing, or other health-related disciplines may apply.
The GPA requirement for this program is a 2.5.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply to this program, all you need to do is hit the "Apply Now" button found at the top of this page. Once applied, you will have your own personal study abroad page, with a checklist of items needed in order to complete your application. Once you complete your application, you will be charged a non-refundable application fee of $100.