Tuesday, December 30, 2008

UPDATE: Summer Field Study 2011

This summer's field study will take place in 3 eco-zones of Tanzania. This peaceful and progressive country has much to offer students from all disciplines and we are looking forward to exploring and studying these amazing regions of East Africa with you. Spaces are limited and the trip is filling up fast.

NEW 2014 PROGRAM. Don't miss out....register as soon as you can to study PHOTOGRAPHY, DESIGN and DIGITAL STORYTELLING in Africa or the Caribbean.

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All photos by Robert Jones
PROPOSED AGENDA: June 9-29, 2011

June 9 & 10 .....CAIRO:
Basic Training Skills Refresher
Practice Hands-on Skills
Design & Build Templates for web
Prepare for departure

Tours of Dar es Salaam and Indian Ocean Coast

Collaboration with Open University of Tanzania; University of Dar es Salaam Institute for Journalism and Mass Communication; Bagamoyo College of Art

Produce (tentative titles):
Web Publication #1: Tanzanian Rural Village Life
Web Publication #2: Tanzanian City Life
Web Publication #3: Historic Bagamoyo or Kilwa
Web Publication #4: Tanzanian Education
On-Line Photo Galleries

June 15-20..... ZANZIBAR:
Explore the historic Islamic architecture of the Swahili Coast and enjoy a beach vacation. Collaborate with Nungwi Muslim High School to develop interactive programs to connect it to Nepad e-School Network.

June 21, 22, 23 ..... ARUSHA/KARATU:
Fly from Dar to Arusha where we plan to report on the Rwanda genocide tribunal. Overland to Karatu.

June 24..... WILDLIFE SAFARI in Ngorongoro Crater the "Cradle of Mankind"


June 26-29
Upload remaining images and stories to web publication.

F..A..Q ............F..A..Q............. F..A..Q

Q: What is the cost of this study experience?
A: Program + Travel Fees= US $3,900 + Tuition (see AUC website)

Q: What does this $3,900 include?
A: This includes: hotels, breakfast, roundtrip airfare from Cairo, ground transport, domestic air travel, site entry fees, safari trucks, interpreters, guides, tourist visa. The $3900 cost also includes Full Board accommodations for the 3 nights we will be on the wildlife safari.

Q: What is not included in the $3,900 cost?
A: This cost includes everything (Bed & Breakfast accommodations, Round Trip air fare from Cairo, Local ground transport, insurance, visas, site entry fees) EXCEPT tuition and pocket money (approx. $750-$800 pocket money needed for lunch, dinner, phone calls, souvenirs, etc.). Depending on your spending habits, the pocket money expense estimate can be reduced since it has been calculated at approx. $30 per day. Tuition costs (3 credit hours) can be found at the AUC web site. Foreign students must add the cost of roundtrip transport to Cairo and accommodations in Cairo.

Q: How do I register and make my payment?
A: Use the current AUC process to register for either 3 credit hour course JRMC 299 or RHET 299. Once registered, you be required to further qualify for this program by submitting samples of your written and/or visual communication skills. A letter of recommendation is also required.Once you have been accepted into the program, you will be required to pay all tuition (see Registrar) and program fees ($3,900 per student) when due.

Please visit the AUC website for specific instructions that must be followed. Begin by going to the AUC homepage, then click CURRENT STUDENTS, then click ACADEMICS/SUMMER SESSION, then click FIELD STUDY COURSES, then click choice #5 (JRMC 299 and RHET 299) to complete the process.

NOTE: You have been invited to view this announcement in advance of other students because you have previously expressed interest in the Summer Field Study Program in Tanzania. Please let us know ASAP if you still intend to join us. This will enable us to locate suitable replacements if you have changed your mind. We need to be informed of your intention by returned e-mail, not later than 15 APRIL, 2010 so we can make this opportunity available to others who are currently on our waiting list.

Q: Who is responsible for emergencies, including unplanned early returns to Cairo for whatever reason?
A: Students and their guardians are responsible for all such extraordinary costs related to behavior,health and similar issues. Provision must be made by the guardian to pre pay (credit card or cash) all such extraordinary expenses should the need arise. AUC cannot cover these extraordinary costs pending later reimbursement by the student. Please make sure you have made workable arrangments to cover such expenses in the unlikely event they would occur.

Q: What clothing should I bring along?
A: Clothing that you would wear during both spring and summer in Cairo. East Africa has a variety of climatic zones ranging from the warm, breezy and humid coastal region to the mountainous areas where the air can be quite cool early in the morning and in late evening. Our wildlife safaris begin early in the morning and continue until after sundown, so bring sweaters that can be removed as the day heats up.
Bring clothes that can be washed in cold water. Comfortable walking shoes, sandals or sneakers are recommended. A hat for protection from the tropical sun is advised. If you want to take advantage of numerous opportunities to swim or snorkel, you should bring your own gear although masks, snorkels and fins can be rented everywhere on Zanzibar.

Q: What health concerns are there?
A: Tanzania is largely tropical and that brings a risk of malaria though most travelers who take normal precautions do not encounter problems. Be sure to take and bring anti-malaria pills which you can get from the AUC Clinic. You will also need to have innoculations that are required by the World Health Organization before an entry visa will be granted. Consult your physician, AUC Clinic and the Embassy of Tanzania if you have specific questions.

For more detailed information about visiting Tanzania, please explore the link list below.