World Language Faculty / Global Experience Coordinator
Lesley University - M.Ed University of Oregon
Priority Deadline: December 2, 2019
Number of Students: 12
Maasai Culture, Service Learning, and Safari 17 Days, March 3 - March 23, 2020
Service Learning: By working with others and fully engaging in a service-learning project, students gain an understanding of the Maasai culture and language. Hearing the sounds of an unfamiliar language exposes us to another way of expression, opening up a new world. On this trip, we will be helping to refurbish buildings and build a playground with MELOC Academy. This trip will provide VA students with Community Service Hours!
Safari Adventure: Tanzania welcomes Vermont Academy students with safaris featuring beautiful zebras, giraffes, and lions! During a weekend excursion, students will experience the raw beauty of Tanzania as we embark on a safari adventure to the Ngorongoro Crater and live with a tribe at their boma (dwelling). By continuing to go outward, we will then discover the waterfalls near Mount Kilimanjaro and observe practices of sustainable farming in the area.
All in-country travel, accommodations, and a variety of activities.
As a group, we will be staying together in the town of Longido at a homestay. Students will be sharing a room and bathroom. Three meals each day are provided by Nancy Francis, the owner of La-Mamaa Cafe. Her food is safe and delicious. A weekend of living at a boma (village) near the famous Ngorongoro Crater plus a weekend safari of exploring the 10-mile-wide Ngorongoro Crater is also included.
Tuition does not include:
Airfare (approx. $1,200 - $1,500)
Visa ($100) - All students should apply for Tanzanian visa before leaving
Mandatory international travel insurance ($75 - $150)