This short-term study abroad program will bring graduate students together from different disciplines for an international, collaborative experience focusing on the interrelationship of social welfare, nonprofits management and economic development in general, and understanding the collaborative work of educational institutions, faith-based organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to effect positive social change.
The entire study abroad program will be located in Tanzania, East Africa. The class will arrive in Kilimanjaro and travel to Arusha, where most of the program will take place.
Academic highlights of the program will include collaborations with Tumaini and Mount Meru Universities where we will attend lectures about historical, contemporary, sociopolitical issues relevant for Tanzania and the East African Region. We will also visit a number of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to explore how they address problems such as social welfare, health, and development. Cultural highlights of the program include visits to national museums, and Kilimanjaro National Park.
In the fall quarter, students register for MPS 604/MSW 450: Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies in Social Welfare, Nonprofits and Public Service Management in Africa – Tanzania. This class is taught by Dr. Raphael Ogom (School of Public Service) and Dr. Neil Vincent (Masters of Social Work Program).
The course includes 4 pre-departure meetings throughout fall quarter. Upon return from Tanzania, students attend one meeting during spring quarter.
Dr. Ogom holds a Ph.D. in Political Science/Political Economy from Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada), a M.Phil in International Relations from Cambridge University (England) and an M.S. in Political Economy from the University of Calabar (Nigeria). His research interests are political science, public policy analysis, political economy, governance, democracy, and nonprofit/non-governmental organizations. Dr. Ogom is available at firstname.lastname@example.org / 14, E. Jackson Boulevard, Suite 1612.
Dr. Vincent is an associate professor in DePaul's MSW Program. He received his Doctorate of Philosophy in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Jane Addams College of Social Work and earned his MSW from Louisiana State University School of Social Work in Baton Rouge. Dr. Vincent is available at email@example.com / 14, E. Jackson Boulevard, Suite 900
Students participating in this program during the Spring of their senior year should be aware that overseas grades may not be received for their degree conferral until August. While the Study Abroad Program will do everything they can to expedite the process, transcripts are usually not received from overseas early enough for a June graduation conferral.
Circumstances, such as an unexpected event abroad or a curriculum change at a host institution, may require DePaul University to make changes to the program. DePaul University reserves the right to cancel or alter programs and courses without notice.
Students will attend lectures from faculty at Tumaini and Mount Meru Universities, as well as talks by directors of local nonprofit organizations. The class will also visit the Maasai Culture Museum, the Arusha National Museum and the Arusha Declaration Museum. Students will enjoy a trip to Mount Kilimanjaro to witness the impressive majesty of the highest mountain in Africa, a tour of Moshi town, an indigenous war cave in Marangu and indigenous Chagga houses. We will also visit Lake Manyara for a safari game drive followed by a traditional evening with dances and rituals welcoming America to Tanzania.
Students will stay at the peaceful, clean and comfortable Franciscan Sisters’ Hostel in Arusha, Tanzania. The gated compound offers security, a small cyber-center, a gift shop and two restaurants. Shopping centers are nearby and transportation will be provided by Shades of Green, a local transportation service.
All students participating in study abroad will be charged both tuition and a program fee. Tuition is billed at the students regular DePaul tuition rate based on the number of credits enrolled. Please check back soon for the program fee.
If you are planning to study abroad and do not have a passport, apply for one immediately. Some programs require students to obtain student visas. In that case, contact the country's local consulate or embassy for up-to-date instructions. Please note that visa requirements can change quickly. The Study Abroad Program will update this website to reflect changes as they become available.
Questions about this program? Contact your study abroad advisor Marty McGivern at firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit during your advisor’s open advising hours.
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