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SAO Provider: Arcadia Tanzania - Capacity Building and Human Rights in East Africa
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|Restrictions:||Illinois applicants only|
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Earliest Review Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Summer||2013||02/15/2013 **||Priority deadline consideration||06/04/2013||07/13/2013|
** Indicates there is a priority deadline for this program. Students applying by the priority deadline will be notified of nomination to this program. Any applicants completed after the priority deadline will be notified after the final deadline.
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|Language of Instruction:||English||Language Requirement:||None|
|Housing:||Dormitory||Illinois Sponsor:||Study Abroad Office (campus-wide)|
|Credit or Not for Credit:||For credit|
PLEASE NOTE: This program will only be offered for Summer 2013.
The summer program is a four-week, 6-credit program on capacity building and human rights in East Africa. Students learn about development and empowering communities through their experience in Arusha and in the Maasai community in a state-of-the art international peace and conflict resolution facility.
Students enroll in one course: Capacity Building and Human Rights in East Africa. In addition to in-class instruction, students will be in contact with the East African Law Society, members from the East African Community, The United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and the African Union Court of Human and People's Rights.
Arusha, Tanzania: The City
This program, focusing on human rights and East African culture, is based in Arusha, Tanzania. Arusha is a city of about 500,000 people in Northern Tanzania. Known as the Geneva of Africa, Arusha hosts the signing of many peace treaties and agreements. Current work has been aimed at peace in Darfur. The city sits just below Mount Meur and is surrounded by beautiful landscape such as the Serengeti, Lake Manyara, and Mount Kilimanjaro. The Great Rift Valley, stretching from Syria to Mozambique, runs through Tanzania and is responsible for so many phenomena such as the Ngorongoro Crater and the Olduvai Gorge. Check out the Serengeti National Park for more ways to explore Tanzania's natural beauty.
Arusha Times is a local weekly newspaper that can be accessed online for insight to events and activities occurring in the area.
Students will be housed at the Arcadia Center. Both locations are close to shopping, restaurants, and transportation. Students will be housed in one or two bedroom apartments with two students per room. Each room is equipped with bed linens and mosquito nets as well as lockable storage space. Each apartment has a bathroom, and a living room with a television. The kitchen comes with storage space, a small refrigerator, a small oven and burners, pots, pans, dishes and silverware. Internet may not be available in the apartments; however the accommodation has a small internet café in the complex.
This program offers excursions to help optimize your time in Tanzania. Students are encouraged to participate in the safari to Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti Desert, go on nature walks, visit Maasai villages, and attend lectures by renowned speakers.
For more information, please contact the advisor for this program, Anna Fairbairn - email@example.com.