Program Dates: May 16 - June 6, 2021 (Note: Program departs Tanzania on June 6th and arrives in the US on June 7th)
Estimated Program Fee: $4,930 (includes program deposit, lodging, some meals, program-related transportation, and entrance fees for program-related academic and cultural activities and excursions). It does not include plane fare, UGA tuition, or UGA fees. Click on Cost of Attendance Sheets for detailed program costs.
Application Deadline: Early application deadline: October 1, 2020 (for students interested in applying to the early cycle of OGE General Scholarships.)
Early decision notice: October 9, 2020
Standard application deadline: January 15, 2021
Standard decision notice: January 22, 2021
This Maymester program offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience parts of Africa while earning UGA direct credit. An international business course and an African history course combine to offer students an interdisciplinary look at present-day Africa. The business course— focused on entrepreneurship— examines first-hand the challenges faced in starting businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa in general and in Tanzania specifically. The history course—with an emphasis on Africa's decolonization period—provides the historic background to better understand modern Africa. In addition to coursework and academic activities, the program travels to some of Tanzania's iconic landmarks: Ngorongoro Crater National Parks, Kilimanjaro National Park, and the Zanzibar Archipelago in the Indian Ocean.
Dr. Don Chambers
Lecturer and Associate Director, Entrepreneurship Program
Terry College of Business
Dr. Montgomery Wolf
Senior Lecturer, History Department
INTB 5100, Special Topics in International Business, 3 credits
This course is designed to introduce students to international entrepreneurship, with an emphasis on Sub Saharan Africa in general and Tanzania specifically. Lectures, materials and significant in class discussion will introduce subject matter that will be reinforced by visits to entrepreneurial firms in the region. Lessons learned will generally highlight distinct challenges faced in starting businesses outside the USA and support international business concepts in general.
Given this course has no pre-requisites we will begin by covering basic entrepreneurship concepts and terminology. We will then utilize those concepts to assess specific business cases in Africa and compare/contrast differences and challenges faced by startups outside of the USA, especially those in Tanzania, although such differences may apply generally to international business.
HIST 3520, Decolonization in Africa, 3 credits
HIST 3520 examines decolonization in Africa following the dissolution of the European Empires. Beginning with the post-World War II moment, it explores multiple factors, such as nationalism, the role of the U.N. and the U.S., and postcolonial states, to understand the transition from a world of empire to one of nation-states. In the context of study-abroad to Tanzania, the course will pay particular attention to cultural change and continuity in east Africa. While this course will challenge you to think historically, no prerequisites or extensive knowledge of African history are required.
Courses will satisfy an upper-level Terry elective and an upper-level general elective
Tanzania is one of the most politically stable countries in Africa, with a democratically elected parliament and president. Located in East Africa, just south of the equator, it shares borders with eight countries and the Indian Ocean. Within its territory, are found the highest mountain in Africa — Mt. Kilimanjaro — and 16 national parks known for their variety of wildlife and ecosystems. Tanzania is a culturally and geographically diverse country, with over 120 different traditional tribes from the tropical coast to the volcanic highlands and the famous East African Rift Valley.
ITINERARY (subject to change)
May 16, 2021 -Depart US
May 17, 2021 -Arrival in Tanzania. Overnight stay at Arusha
May 18, 2021 -Morning classes. Travel to Karatu
May 19, 2021 -Ngorongoro Crater National Park Safari Drive and Maasai Village guided expedition
May 20, 2021 -Visit to Oldupai Gorge Museum and Excavation Site
May 21, 2021 -Arusha: classes and university visit
May 22, 2021 -Arusha: classes and visit to Cultural Heritage Center
May 23, 2021 -Excursion to Kilimanjaro National Park
May 24, 2021 -Transfer to Zanzibar - Tour of Stone Town
May 25, 2021 -Zanzibar - Visit Prison Island. Transfer to Dar es Salaam
May 26, 2021 -Dar es Salaam: visit the American Embassy and American Chamber of Commerce
May 27, 2021 -Dar es Salaam: classes and American Chamber of Commerce
May 28, 2021 -Dar es Salaam: classes & visit to Dar es Salaam University
May 29, 2021 -Dar es Salaam: classes and company visit
May 30, 2021 -Dar es Salaam: free day
May 31, 2021 -Dar es Salaam: classes and company visit
June 1, 2021 -Dar es Salaam: classes and company visit
June 2, 2021 -Dar es Salaam: classes and company visit
June 3, 2021 -Dar es Salaam: classes and company visit
June 4, 2021 -Dar es Salaam: classes and company visit
June 5, 2021 -Dar es Salaam: classes and company visit
June 6, 2021 -Depart Tanzania
June 7, 2021 -Arrive in the US
The Zell Miller and Hope scholarships as well as the Pell Grant apply to tuition for eligible students. All UGA students in this program are eligible to apply to the OGE General Scholarships. Students are also encouraged to research other scholarships offered by UGA colleges and departments as well as national scholarships. Please check our funding and Scholarship Page on the Study Away Portal for more information.
Students will share lodging in hotels for the duration of the trip. Breakfast is included daily as well as lunches and dinners during the first week of the program. Students will be responsible for the lunches and dinners not included, but restaurant recommendations will be provided by experienced guides.
- Priority is given to qualified UGA business majors, intended business majors, and students in Terry’s Entrepreneurship Certificate Program. Other UGA students are welcome to apply.
- Satisfactory academic and disciplinary records.
- Preferred GPA: 3.0 or higher
- Enrollment is limited to 20 students (minimum enrollment of 10 must be met to confirm program).
Begin an application on the studyaway.uga.edu portal. Only completed applications by the deadline will be considered. Admission decisions will be sent via the studyaway.uga.edu application portal to your UGAMail account. Admitted students will have a limited time to commit (or withdraw/decline) and pay a non-refundable $300 deposit. Once the program is full, eligible applicants will be waitlisted.