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Field Work in Health, Culture &
Community Development in
Rural Tanzania
Study Abroad-Summer 2016
Faculty
Karen Plager, PhD, RN, FNP-BC
School of Nursing
Frederick (Fritz) Lampe, Ph.D.
Department of Anthropology
General Information
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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?
Uganda
Where Is Tanzania?
Lake Victoria
Rwanda
Kenya
Burundi
Lake Tanganyika
Indian Ocean
Dem Rep Congo
Zambia
Malawi
Lake Nyasa
Mozambique
Who Can Take the Course?
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Undergrads
• Nursing - completed 2nd semester
• Non-Nursing – completed Liberal
Studies Cultural Understanding req.
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Or instructor permission
Graduate students
• Admitted in anthropology, nursing, or
other health-related grad students
Course Description
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Field study in rural northern Tanzania
specific communities assessing health &
well-being
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
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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’
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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
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Field study, intensive learning with group
seminars & work in communities & local
health care facilities
Cross cultural exchange & exposure to
diverse populations and ecosystems of
Tanzania
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
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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
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Part II: Havennature Safari Camp
Approximate dates: June 4-10
Course work
• Community Resource Projects
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Elder feeding; Maasai Market; Karatu
• Safari to Nygorongoro Crater National
Wildlife Area
• Safari to Olduvai Gorge
• Safari to Lake Manyara National Park
Budget
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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
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Online at http://edabroad.nau.edu
Application
Essay statement
2 recommendations, one from
faculty, one from advisor or a job
supervisor
Application deadline: March 15, 2016
(rolling admission)
Acceptance
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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
April-May
Other Travel Preparations
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Passport
History & physical exam
Immunizations (tdap, polio, typhoid,
Hep A & B, Yellow Fever, flu-rec.)
Malaria prophylaxis
Insurance
• Health (required)
• Travel (strongly recommended)
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Visa for Tanzania ($100)
QUESTIONS?
Contact for more information
Karen Plager
928-523-6341
[email protected]
Or
Fritz Lampe
928-607-5952
[email protected]
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