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Study abroad programs place student safety first, followed by close attention to the academic program and cultural offerings. Programs have many sources of information and support for students so that they can provide wise "on the ground" advice on safer areas and what to do or to avoid. They can also provide support and referral services as needed.
Should we need to cancel this program or make changes for security reasons, we will work with students to facilitate the earning of academic credit.
The goal of the eight-week summer program in Moshi, Tanzania is to enhance cross-cultural competence and gain broad knowledge about global health and agricultural issues in the Tanzanian context. Participants live with a local family and, for the first four weeks of their stay, enroll in a course at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical College (KCMC). In this course, students learn about current policy issues and work in teams with Tanzanian students to develop, negotiate, and present ideas on a policy case study. During the second half of the program, students contribute forty hours of service per week to a local non-governmental organization, hospital, government agency, or research project through an internship placement that is tailored to the student's interests in global health.
Students in this program register for the four-credit course NS 4630 Global Health, Development & Policy Issues in Tanzania.
The Global Health Program is fully enrolled at this time.
Tuition for the program is $5,240. Deposits for the 2016 program must be made as follows:
- first deposit deadline: February 5, 2016 — $500 (non-refundable deposit)
- second deposit deadline: March 23, 2016 — $1,500
- third deposit deadline: April 27, 2016 — $3,240
To withdraw from this special program, you must notify the SCE registrar's office in writing. Your refund amount will be determined by the number of days from the start of the program that you withdraw.
Refund schedule (based on program start date):
- Days 1–3: Withdrawal period with a 100 percent tuition refund
- Days 4–5: Withdrawal period with a 50 percent tuition refund
- Day 6: Withdrawal period with a 0 percent refund
If you want to appeal the refund schedule based on special circumstances, please download and complete the petition form and submit it to B20 Day Hall. The form will be reviewed by committee, and you will be notified if your appeal is approved.
For more information about this program, please see About the Tanzania Summer Program on the Division of Nutritional Sciences website.
In the news
- Outstanding in the Field, Human Ecology Magazine, Vol. 42, No. 1. From Argentina to Zimbabwe, Human Ecology faculty, staff, and students participate in dozens of academic programs, research partnerships, and engaged learning projects on six continents.
- Students, faculty travel to Tanzania for global health, Cornell Chronicle, June 15, 2011