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  • Locations: Arusha, Tanzania; Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; Zanzibar, Tanzania
  • Program Terms: Maymester
  • Restrictions: GSU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Abroad Year Application Deadline Decision Date Program Start Date Program End Date
Maymester 2019 02/15/2019 ** N/A 05/11/2019 05/29/2019

** Students will be notified of acceptance by email and through their online application.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: Good Standing Housing: Hotel
Language of Instruction: English Program Type: GSU
Program Director: Dr. Tim Flemming Sponsoring College: College of Arts & Sciences
Sponsoring Department: Psychology Credit Type: GSU Credit
Credit Level: Graduate Credit, Undergraduate Credit
Program Description:
Explore Your Senses! Excursions Through Tanzanian History, Modern Culture, and the Psychology of Skin Bleaching
May 11-29, 2019 | 3
Program Director Contact Info: Dr. Tim Flemming | (404) 413-6303 |

Students interested in applying should click the Apply Now button to login with their Campus ID and password and complete all application components. Because the program size is limited, early application is strongly advised. Individual interviews will be scheduled with students upon receipt of the application. 

Tanzania The program abroad will feature exciting week-long stays in Dar es Salaam, Arusha, and Zanzibar with short day trips to surrounding areas. Students/travelers will have the opportunity to participate in experiential learning within a variety of community contexts including: (1) visits to historical sites, monuments, and museums (e.g., slave market, slave caravan, prison island, colonial buildings, Olduvai Gorge- The Cradle of Mankind);(2) visits to contemporary sites that illustrate the economic and cultural diversity of East Africa; (3) discussions with Tanzanian experts on pre-history, slavery, colonization, and its linkages to modern day skin bleaching products and practices; (4) safaris in some of the most popular game drives in Africa ; (5) visits to some of the most pristine beaches in the world; and (6) after-hours enjoyment in local restaurants and entertainment venues. Experiential learning, lectures and discussion will focus on Tanzania's transition from slavery to colonization to skin bleaching led by faculty from Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS).

Tanzania There will be a few class sessions prior to departure, where the program's coursework will be discussed, and students will receive important pre-departure information about health, safety & insurance. There will also be at least one class session held after returning to Atlanta for debriefing.

Day 1 - Depart Atlanta (overnight)
Day 2 - Arrive in Dar es Salaam and rest.
Day 3 - On-site safety orientation and day tour of city of Dar es Salaam; free time
Day 4 - Depart on ferry boat for Zanzibar (3-hour ride)
Day 5 - 9- Zanzibar site visits and free time; Depart for Arusha
Day Day 10 - 13- Depart for Arusha for site visits to Tanzanian colonial post tour and 3-day lodge safari to Ngorogoro Crater, Lake Manyara and Masai Mara. Excursions to the Great Rift Valley and the Olduvai Gorge, also known as the Cradle of Mankind. Return to Dar es Salaam.
Day 14- Discussion/cultural excursions in Dar es Salaam on colonialism, links to slave trade and modern-day culture/skin bleaching; day trips; free time
Day Day 15: Depart Tanzania (overnight flight)


All accommodations will be guest houses or hotels in double or triple rooms.
TanzaniaThis program/course is open to students over the age of 18. Students must be in good standing with Georgia State University at the time of the program to participate and receive credit. All participants MUST attend two mandatory one-day orientation sessions before the trip in order to travel. The program involves quite a bit of moving around from city to city, and walking in hot temperatures, so students should plan accordingly. Program size is limited to 25 and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the Program Director.

  • Transient students should visit the Transient Student tab on the How to Apply page of our website
  • International students at Georgia State who hold F-1 visas must contact the Office of International Students and Scholar Services at (404) 413-2070 to discuss possible implications of study abroad for their immigration status.

Participants who successfully complete the courses will receive three semester hours of credit through Georgia State University. Undergraduates should register for either cross listing PSYC 3901 (Study Abroad in Psychology) or AAS 4970. Graduate students should register for PSYC 6650 (Special Topics in Psychology). Students from other schools should follow their institution's regulations concerning transfer credits.
Program cost may vary at any time according to currency fluctuations and changing travel arrangements. The program cost is tentatively set at $4,200, PLUS regular Georgia State University tuition and fees. Nonresident/out-of-state students will pay in-state tuition plus a $250 fee in addition to the program cost.
Program Cost Includes:
  • Hotel accommodations, double occupancy
  • Travel between cities & local transit
  • Selected city orientations
  • Group cultural events
  • International insurance
Program Cost Does Not Include:
  • Georgia State tuition and fees
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Passport or visa fees
  • Additional meals
  • Excess baggage charges and tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel not associated with the program
Payment Schedule
February 1, 2019: $1000
March 1, 2019: $1500
March 15, 2019: $1700

All payments are non-refundable upon receipt
Financial Aid & Scholarships

Georgia State University students may use any financial aid they currently receive for the term they study abroad, including: Pell Grant, Federal Direct Loans (Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans and PLUS loans), Perkins Loan, HOPE Scholarship, and other scholarships. Please note: due to federal regulations, these funds are not availble in time to use for your inital payments! Georgia State University students may be eligible for the IEF Scholarship and the International Access Scholarship.

Students who:

  • Meet the eligibility requriements
  • Are accepted into a program
  • Pay a deposit by the deposit deadline

will be considered for these scholarships based upon the program application they submit. Visit the scholarship page on our website or stop by the Study Abroad Programs Office for advisement to learn more about other scholarship opportunities & financial aid for study abroad.
tanzania Students participating in GSU-sponsored programs must complete a Health Clearance upon acceptance to their program. Please print this page to take with you to your appointment. Prior to departure, Study Abroad Programs will enroll students in international insurance for the duration of their study abroad, the cost of which is included in the program fee. The U.S. State Department's website provides important international travel information about health, safety & security.

Students traveling on this program should expect:
  • Long distance walking may be necessary
  • Sun exposure possible

Required Vaccinations: There are no required vaccinations for this program. Please consult the CDC's travel page and discuss any recommended vaccinations with your physician.
Tanzania Study Abroad Advising

Interested in studying abroad, but not quite sure where to get started? Meeting with a Peer Advisor is your first step in studying abroad! All of our Peer Advisors have study abroad experience and can help you define your goals for studying abroad and point you to resources to make your study abroad experience a success. After you meet with a Peer Advisor to learn the basics about studying abroad, you are eligible to come in to meet with a Study Abroad Advisor during walk-in advising hours. Study Abroad Advisors are here to guide you through the entire study abroad process, from choosing a program and applying to scholarships to making sure you're readjusting to life back on campus when you return. To view our current advising schedule, please visit our website.


Study Abroad Programs Office
Georgia State University
International Center
Dahlberg Hall, 3rd Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
(404) 413-2529