Explore Your Senses! Excursions through Tanzanian History, Modern Culture, and the Psychology of Skin Bleaching

The program abroad will feature exciting week-long stays in Dar es Salaam, Arusha, and Zanzibar with short day trips to surrounding areas. Students 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 prehistory, 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).

Please contact Dr. Kelly at GlobeCoRe, Inc. (770) 284-1044 if you want more information. You can also visit our website at

Eligibility – This program/course is open to students over the age of 18. Students must be in good standing with their 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. 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 30, and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the Program Director.

Program cost – The program cost may vary at any time according to currency fluctuations. The cost is tentatively set at $3,900, plus any fees for tuition from the university. Non-resident/out-of-state students will pay in-state tuition plus a $250 fee in addition to the program cost.

Tentative program itinerary

Day 1: Depart Atlanta (overnight)
Day 2: Arrive in Dar es Sallam and rest.
Day 3: On-site safety orientation and day tour of city of Dar es Sallam; free time
Day 4: Depart on ferry boat for Zanzibar (3-hour ride) and a tour around the city
Day 5-9: Zanzibar site visits and free time; depart for Arusha
Day 10-12: Depart for Arusha for site visits to Tanzanian colonial post tour and 3-ay 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 13: Discussion/cultural excursions in Dar es Sallam on colonialism links to slave trade and modern-day culture/skin bleaching; day trips; free time
Day 14: Depart Tanzania (overnight flight)
Day 15: Arrive in Atlanta
Day 16: Final papers due in Atlanta

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