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TCNJ Tanzania – Summer

Summer 2014 Dates TBD (June-July: 5-6 WEEKS)

WGS 377: Gender Politics of Development in East Africa
(1 unit)

Program Director: Dr. Marla Jaksch, Assistant Professor of Women and Gender Studies

No Pre-Requisites, Language Requirements, or GPA Restrictions – Open to all students (including current first-year students in good academic standing)

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Info Sessions:

Tuesday, December 3, 11:30am  – 12:30pm, in Bliss 145

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TCNJ Tanzania 2012 from jadaseian on Vimeo.

This unique experiential program focuses on learning about the intersections of gender & development through visits with grassroots organizations, artists, activists, development specialists, policy makers as well as through participation in development related community-based projects.

This year the program focus will be on health and renewable energy. Building on the successes of last year, students will learn about solar energy and train to be solar “ambassadors” resulting in the facilitation of workshops in 2 communities – in Longido in a Maasailand girls school, and in Nungwi on the island of Zanzibar with former sex workers and youth in forced, unpaid labor.
In the workshops TCNJ students will share their new knowledge about solar energy, how to create a compact solar suitcase, and how to install, maintain, and repair solar suitcases.

In addition students will go on safari at Ngorogoro Crater (8th natural wonder of the world), attend an international African film festival, learn how to cook Swahili food, visit museums and other significant cultural/historic sites in all locations visited!

Prior to departure students will be able to learn Kiswahili!

For more information please contact Dr. Jaksch at

Students will need to apply for a visa to enter Tanzania.  The Tanzanian consulate is located in New York City – please access their website for the visa application form, instructions, and submission directions.




Program Cost for the 2014 six-week program:

$5,597.00 (more than $1,000 cheaper than 2013!)

Program Cost Includes:

  • $150 Non-refundable Application Fee
  • $500 Program Deposit Fee
  • Tuition for one TCNJ unit
  • Accommodations
  • All meals
  • In-country land and air transportation
  • Entrance fees
  • Cultural programming
  • Insurance

Program Cost Does Not Include:

  • Airfare ($1,500 estimate)
  • Tanzania visa ($100)

Students have two payment options – they may enroll in the Sallie Mae Payment Plan (follow this link, scroll to “Summer Faculty-Led Program,” and follow enrollment instructions) to pay in installments or pay-in-full for the program fee (travel-related expenses, not including airfare) by February 21, 2014. Tuition and fee charges ($1,631.97 for in-state and out-of-state students) would be applied to your account in the regular summer school cycle, payable by April 21, 2014. The $500 fee charged to students upon program acceptance is applied toward the program fee and is not an additional charge. Please contact the CGE for more information.

Withdrawal from Program – There may be financial penalties for students who withdraw from a faculty-led program after acceptance and payment of the $500 confirmation fee. Please review our withdrawal policy and contact the CGE if you have any questions.

Questions? Contact the Center for Global Engagement at