Main course- "The Role of NGOs in Developing Countries," available for 3 graduate (or 3 undergradate) credits. The program dates are June 27-July 26, 2013.
Students from any college or university are welcome to enroll as students-at-large at NIU and then transfer credits to their home institution. I am happy to work with faculty to structure an independent study project (at no extra cost to the student). Independent study credit is granted by Northern Illinois University for 3 or credit hours in a variety of majors; past credit has been granted in politics, public administration, and corporate communications.
This is an opportunity for 10-15students to travel to Tanzania to learn about the role of NGOs in development through experiential learning, supplemented by readings and seminar-style classes. The four-week summer program includes intensive Swahili classes; meetings and visits with indigenous and international NGOs and local officials; in-country bus and air travel to Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar, Arusha, Musoma, Mwanza, and islands in Lake Victoria. It also includes an overnight camping safari to Serengeti National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Experiential learning involves work side by side with members of the Nyegina community to build their first library and community resource center. US students will have the chance to serve and engage with community members, learning by doing.
Tanzania is one of Africa's safest and most peaceful countries. It has never had a civil war, and the political sphere is increasingly competitive.
Please refer this opportunity to any of your students or student groups that might have an interest. The cost for 4 weeks is $3495 and includes everything but international airfare and memento money.
More details, including a program description, are available at www.tdsnfp.org/workstudy/study-abroad. Please let me know if you have any questions or require further information. I also am happy to talk with individual students via phone or SKYPE.
If you are NOT A STUDENT, and you want to join the students for the 2 weeks of seminars and working on the library project, please visit www.tdsnfp.org/workstudy for information on how you can volunteer with Tanzania Development Support for our summer 2013 work-study program. The cost of this 16 day program to Tanzania, including an overnight camping safari to Serengeti National Park, is only $1500 plus international airfare. We'd love to have you join us!