Maymester: Tanzania 2015
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.
• 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
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.
AFST 281 African Religion: (Theme Area: Faith & Reason)
This course will explore how the relationship between faith and reason was and is shaped by the history of slavery and Colonialism in Ghana. You will explore the indigenous, traditional and contemporary African religious expressions and belief systems with special attention to West Africa and Ghana. Through both assigned readings and engagement with select African religous rituals and practices, this course seeks to give greater insight and understanding into the reasoning, practices and expressions of African religions.
HIST 231/AFST 231 Pre-Colonial Africa: Slavery & Human Trafficking (Theme Area: Social Justice).
This course examines African history from the development of human civilization to the 1800s. It is designed to provide students with a broad understanding of the cultures, history, social structures and political organizations of Sub-Saharan Africa. This Maymester course will have a specific focus on domestic slavery, the trans-Atlantic slave trade and other forms of human trafficking on the continent. Moreover, this course will analyze the how women and girls figured into the history of the enslaved.
2019 Maymester Africa: Ghana Academic Calendar
May 11 - June 9, 2019
|Saturday, May 11||Depart Pittsburgh|
|Sunday, May 12||Arrive in Accra, Ghana|
|Monday, May 13||Orientation & Classes Begin|
|Tuesday-Friday, May 15-26||
Academic and Cultural Activities
Saturday, May 27
Monday-Thursday, May 29-31
|Academic and Cultural Activities|
|Friday-Monday, June 1-4||Academic Excursion|
|Tuesday-Thursday, June 5-6||Academic and Cultural Activities|
|Friday, June 7||Return to Accra|
|Sunday, June 9||Depart Ghana for USA|
Students on the Duquesne's Maymester program spend 4 weeks abroad while earning 6 university credits. The following outlines the program costs:
|Program Fee (Tuition & Room/Board)||6 credits of Tuition + $500 Study Abroad Fee|
|Airfare (from Pittsburgh)||Included|
|United HealthCare Global Emergency coverage||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.)