presentation on Faculty-led Study Abroad to Tanzania-Summer 2016

Field Work in Health, Culture &
Community Development in
Rural Tanzania
Study Abroad-Summer 2016
Karen Plager, PhD, RN, FNP-BC
School of Nursing
Frederick (Fritz) Lampe, Ph.D.
Department of Anthropology
General Information
Dates: May 21 to June 11, 2016
Where: Communities in rural
northern Tanzania
Credits: NUR 408 or ANT 408
(DH, HS, & Grad options possible)
6 credit hours
Where Is Tanzania?
Where Is Tanzania?
Lake Victoria
Lake Tanganyika
Indian Ocean
Dem Rep Congo
Lake Nyasa
Who Can Take the Course?
• Nursing - completed 2nd semester
• Non-Nursing – completed Liberal
Studies Cultural Understanding req.
Or instructor permission
Graduate students
• Admitted in anthropology, nursing, or
other health-related grad students
Course Description
Field study in rural northern Tanzania
specific communities assessing health &
Work on community assessments
Participate in service learning projects
In depth study of local rural health needs
& available resources with attention to
health, using a community-based,
sustainable, integrated development
approach within local cultural context
Student Learning Outcomes
Describe cultural, sociopolitical,
demographic, religious, health systems, &
environmental issues that affect health &
well-being in northern Tanzania
Compare & contrast issues & challenges of
life in northern Tanzania with your
personal life experience & culture of origin
Compare & contrast health issues & health
care systems in northern Tanzania to
developed countries such as the USA
Student Learning Outcomes-cont’
Discuss models for community-based
action that support local capacity building
& sustainability with application to specific
communities in northern Tanzania
Develop a community assessment of
specific communities in northern Tanzania
from a community-based primary health
care & integrated development approach
Demonstrate familiarity with sociohistorical approaches & models of
community development
Course Structure
Field study, intensive learning with group
seminars & work in communities & local
health care facilities
Cross cultural exchange & exposure to
diverse populations and ecosystems of
Service learning trips faculty-supervised to
rural villages & visits with families
Structured activities tailored to make-up
of students in the course
Safaris to wildlife areas & historic areas
Where Will We Be? Part 1
Part I:
• Moshi – May 22-23 orientation
• Same District – May 24-June 4
Empower Tanzania, Inc.
• Community assessments
 Agriculture
 Health: ethno & biomedical
 Culture
 Development
• Service learning
• Rural visits, home and clinic
Where Will We Be? Part 2
Part II: Havennature Safari Camp
Approximate dates: June 4-10
Course work
• Community Resource Projects
Elder feeding; Maasai Market; Karatu
• Safari to Nygorongoro Crater National
Wildlife Area
• Safari to Olduvai Gorge
• Safari to Lake Manyara National Park
Cost: $4,392
• Includes NAU tuition/fees/health
insurance, housing, gratuities, meals &
ground transportation
+ RT airfare to KIA (Kilimanjaro
International Airport) + meals =$2,500
Cost based on 12 students & 2 faculty
How to Apply
Online at
Essay statement
2 recommendations, one from
faculty, one from advisor or a job
Application deadline: March 15, 2016
(rolling admission)
Notify students by Feb.-March
$100 app fee & $500 non-refundable
deposit—charged to student account
1 week after admitted (~March)
Balance of program fees processed in
early June to allow students access
to financial aid for the summer
3 pre-course meetings will be held
Other Travel Preparations
History & physical exam
Immunizations (tdap, polio, typhoid,
Hep A & B, Yellow Fever, flu-rec.)
Malaria prophylaxis
• Health (required)
• Travel (strongly recommended)
Visa for Tanzania ($100)
Contact for more information
Karen Plager
[email protected]
Fritz Lampe
[email protected]