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Maymester 2021
Professor Laura DeLuca


Education Abroad’s Conservation & Indigenous Peoples in Tanzania Global Seminar is going virtual this summer! Students on this virtual program will the opportunity to learn about East African cultures, immerse themselves in the Swahili language, and connect with amazing people on the African continent. Dr. Laura DeLuca, known to students as Mwalimu (Swahili for teacher), will teach the course along with a number of guest lecturers. These lecturers include top experts in their field, from safari guides to indigenous leaders, many of whom are on the ground to show students the location they’re learning about. For example, Edward Loure, the winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize will share his wisdom about Maasai land rights with our group. 

Students on the program will earn 3 upper-division anthropology credits over the course of the two and a half week program during Maymester. While students may not spend their summer wandering the winding streets of Arusha and Zanzibar, they can still gain meaningful cultural experiences, expand their social network, earn CU course credit, and all at a fraction of the on-site program cost. Are you interested in learning more about the nuts and bolts of global work and anthropology field immersion? This program is a great option for any student looking to dip their toes into an international experience and stand out to future employers whether they’re looking to pursue international development, environmental conservation work, medicine, law, education or the corporate world. Learn the skills that will serve you in a variety of global settings.

Key benefits of taking the Global Seminar Tanzania:

  • The  Global Seminar Tanzania program will not be canceled due to COVID is also a key aspect. Students can make firm summer plans and know what they will be doing next summer.
  • The program will be an amazing preparation for any students who plan to work in the non-profit, global development, or engaged anthropology or visit Tanzania in the future.
  • The meetings with indigenous leaders, conservation experts, and live safari drives are “above and beyond” a regular course. This is a program, not just an online course. The experience will be life-changing for students.
  • The highly interactive nature of the experience and its innovative approach will allow meaningful and engaging learning directly from local experts and from Anthropology Instructor Laura, the CU expert who has lived and worked in Tanzania. This is not an option on any “regular” courses.
  • The global engagement experience thanks to the activities that Mwalimu Laura DeLuca and Dorobo carefully designed will be unparalleled and students will be able to feature it prominently on their resume. 
  • There is no alternative to learning about the course content on campus or on-site this year.
  • Contact Program Director Laura DeLuca for details at laura.deluca@colorado.edu

Learn more at the upcoming information session on Wednesday, January 27th at 3:30 PM.