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Ecology, Culture, and Youth Psychology
Arusha, Tanzania; Moshi, Tanzania; Zanzibar, Tanzania (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Summer,
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Minimum GPA: 2.0 Housing Options: Home Stay, Hotel
Areas of Study: African Studies, Anthropology, Culture, Environmental Studies, Gender Studies, International Studies, Psychology, Public Health, Social Policy and Administration, Sociology, Tourism Class Status: 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior, 5-graduate student, 6-other
Program Type: field study, study abroad Language of Instruction: English
Program: Faculty-Directed
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Join two-time Fulbright Scholar and National Geographic Conservation trust explorer, Dr. Laura Johnson, associate professor of psychology, for a study abroad like no other. This year, students have the chance to participate in Dr. Johnson's National Geographic grant to promote and study new methods of conservation action around Mt. Kilimanjaro. There are opportunities to work as an undergraduate research or teaching assistant under Dr. Johnson afterwards to continue your experience.  If you’re a graduating senior, this trip makes a wonderful graduation gift and will still count as hours even if you have already walked in graduation. 

This program is available for Winter 2018 and Summer 2018!
PSY 475 draws from environmental, cultural, developmental, and educational psychology to reflect interdisciplinary interests in positive youth development and sustainable community development in an international context. 

Schedule: Northern Tanzania Safari (Days 1-6) - See all the best of African safaris –we will bike, hike, and drive though Taranagire, Lake Manyara and the  Ngoro Ngoro crater to see elephants, lions, and zebras and explore Maasai culture. Mt. Kilimanjaro/Moshi  (Days 6-16) - partner with Tanzanian youth and the Mweka community (associated with Jane Goodall) to get hands-on learning about the ice-covered “roof top of Africa”, we will plant trees, build fuel efficient stoves, take part in Chaaga dances, and swim in a waterfall!  Island of Zanzibar  (Days 16-24) – Swim the azure Indian Ocean, visit a spice farm, tour Stonetown’s ancient sites, learn about Swahili culture, and relax on the Beach while getting henna and discussing how are experiences and academic articles are related. We will be there during ZIFF (Zanzibar International Film Festival), an incredibly exciting opportunity! There are also chances to extend your trip afterwards to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro or go on a Rwanda excursion, if you’re interested in either of these options let me know right away. 

alexis Alexis Hicks during Summer 2014

Scholarships are available for this program, so apply soon! 
Faculty Dr. Laura Johnson
Course Credit PSY 475/PSY 350/ENVS 350
Prerequisites PSY 202
Program Price $5,500
Program Price Includes Tuition, housing, some meals, program excursions, international health insurance
Program Price DOES NOT Includes UM Study Abroad Application Fee, airfare, some meals, personal spending money, and passport and visa fees

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