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  • Locations: Northern Tanzania, Tanzania
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Costs: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Faculty-led GPA Requirement: 2.5
Education Abroad Advisor: Joe Miller Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: None
Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Fields of Study: Anthropology, Health Professions, Women's & Gender Studies
Program Description:

NAU in Tanzania

Nursing and Anthropology

Led by faculty Karen Plager 


NAU in Tanzania KhiliThere 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:NAU in Tanzania Children 
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


NAU in Tanzania Family
Students will have the option to earn 6 credit or 3 credit units.

Courses Available:

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.
Hotels:NAU in Tanzania Giraffe
  • 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. 


NAU in Tanzania Elephant 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.



2019 Tanzania Slideshow.pptx

Check out this video of the program in Tanzania! It is about the Summer 2018 program and the local people's relationship with elephants. Very interesting!

Program Ratings:
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Program Reviews:
Summer 2017 Participant
I loved this program. Living with the Maasai people in Tanzania was an experience of a lifetime! I wouldn't trade this experience for anything. I learned so much and will be able to apply these lessons for the rest of my life.

Aaron Garisto, Summer 2017 Participant
The program was great. It would be awesome if it was maybe a week or two longer, that way more emphasis could be placed on different learning areas. Very glad I participated in the program.

Aubrey Babcock, Summer 2017 Participant
I am more than glad that I participated in the program, the things that I learned during these three weeks are things that I will never forget. Furthermore, the experiences of another culture, healthcare system, and way of life are things that, in my opinion, are just not able to be grasped simply by reading about them or taking a class about them. These experiences will last a lifetime and the friendships made will far surpass the test of time. The experience is one that has changed my perspective about life, my career, and my education all for the better.

Although I have travelled to other countries before, the experience in Tanzania was a once in a lifetime event.  The opportunity to be immersed in a culture so different to my own was enlightening and inspiring.  I would recommend any prospective study abroad students to do whatever it takes to qualify for the available programs at NAU.  Having an experience like this shows potential employers that you have the ability to adjust and work in environments that are unlike your own.  Once again, a tremendous experience.
     — Aaron Garisto, Summer 2017
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 03/15/2019
Rolling Admission TBA TBA


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This program is currently not accepting applications.