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Maymester: Tanzania

Maymester: Africa - Tanzania and Zanzibar

Spend the Month of May Studying in Tanzania, Africa. . .

The Duquesne University Maymester Program is taking students to Tanzania in 2015! Tanzania is a beautiful country on the east coast of the continent of Africa. Tanzania is politically stable and famous for its natural wonders, in particular its many national parks including the well-known Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater, as well as Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa at 19,341 feet above sea level.

The Spiritan Order, founders and owners of Duquesne University, have long been in Tanzania. Students will stay for part of the time with the Spiritans at their Guest House in Arusha. This program is an opportunity to spend 4 weeks abroad during the summer to learn and experience a vastly different and intriguing culture, make lifelong friends, and see some of the most magnificent sites in the world.

Program Highlights

• Travel on a 4-day African Safari to the Serengeti

• See some of Africa's most spectacular sites: Mount Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti with the accompanying Migration, and the Ngorongoro Crater 

• Spend three days in Zanzibar with its world class beaches, Stone Town and outstanding cultural and historical sites

• Visit Dar-es Salaam (Tanzania's capital city) and learn about the history and culture of eastern Africa

• Spend several nights at the Bagamoyo Spiritan Center, a coastal retreat center and the location of where the Spiritan fathers ransomed slaves in the 19th century

Online Application:
Applied Students: Make your deposit and other payments by check or online 



During this four-week program, students will take two courses and earn six credits:

Choose one of the following:

Everyone takes:

AFST 323 Environmental Justice: (Theme Area: Social Justice)
We live in a globalized world, interconnected more than ever before. Come to Tanzania, go on safari, and change your world view as you examine environmental justice issues dealing with the protection of natural resources such as Mount Kilimanjaro, Serengeti National Park, and the coastal areas in Tanzania.

AFST/CORE Astronomy: (UCOR Science)
Learn the night sky and the motions of the Sun, Moon, stars, and planets from your vantage point on the Indian Ocean - the east coast of Africa. Our location will also fuel our consideration of the rocky planets, the uniqueness of Earth, and the conditions necessary for life in the universe. Observing the African night sky with a telescope will change your sense of yourself, our planet and the solar system.

2018 Maymester Tanzania Calendar
2018 Maymester Africa: Tanzania Academic Calendar
May 12, 2018 - June 11, 2018
Saturday, May 12 Depart Pittsburgh
Sunday, May 13 Evening arrival in Dar es Salaam
May 14-15 Orientation (Dar es Salaam and Bagamoyo)
May 16-18

Class meets (Astronomy)

May 18

Afternoon visit to Spiritan Catholic Museum Bagamoyo

May 19-22

Excursion (included) to Zanzibar, Stone Town, Spice Island -

Class will meet in the evenings during this excursion

May 20 Mass at the Zanzibar Cathedral and Audience with Bishop of Zanzibar
May 23-26 Class meets (Environmental Justice begins on Saturday, May 26)
May 27 Mass in Bagamoyo with the Spiritan & Catholic Community
May 28-June 2 Class meets (Astronomy & Environmental Justice)
June 3 Mass in Bagamoyo with the Spiritan & Catholic Community
June 4 Flight to Arusha and Arusha Orientation (Spiritan Guest House)
June 5 Class meets (Astronomy & Environmental Justice)
June 6-8 Safari Academic Excursion (Tarangire, Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro National Parks) - Classes will meet during the evenings of the excursion.
June 9 Class meets (Astronomy & Environmental Justice)
Sunday, June 10 Mass in Arusha with the Spiritan & Catholic Community. Final Celebratory Lunch.
Evening departure for the U.S.
Monday, June 11 Arrival back in Pittsburgh/U.S.
Program Costs
Program Costs

Students on the Duquesne's Maymester program spend 4 weeks abroad while earning 6 university credits. The following outlines the program costs:

Program Costs
Program Fee (Tuition & Room/Board) 6 credits of tuition
Airfare (from Pittsburgh) Included
United HealthCare Global Emergency coverage  Included
Group Excursions Included

(Costs are based on current currency rates, if these rates increase there will be a surcharge applied)

Financial Aid: The Duquesne Financial Aid Office can assist you with summer loan applications. (Tuition exchange/remission and Duquesne Scholarships do NOT apply.)