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Environmental Studies

University of Mississippi

Study in Africa-Oct. 10 Deadline

Interested in Culture and Global Social Justice issues? 

Care about the Environment? Youth in Africa?

For a life changing study abroad coursejoin Fulbright winning psychology professor Dr. Laura Johnson as she travels to Tanzania to begin 9 months of research Jan 2-20, 2013


Oct 10, 2012 deadline

Great for Students in Psychology, Anthropology/Sociology, African American Studies, Biology, and International Studies! Counts toward Environmental Studies Minor!

PSY 475: Environmental Psychology in Tanzania  & Zanzibar: Culture,

Ecology and Youth Development

Students will go on safari in the Northern Circuit national parks:

  • Hiking and camping; Game drive in Ngorogoro crater
  • Biking with a community conservation group in Lake Manyara
  • Visit a Maasai boma village
  • Explore concepts in conservation psychology, eco-tourism, sustainable development

Students will partner with Tanzanian students in the Kilimanjaro region for:

  • Service learning activities (e.g., tree planting, building fuel saving stoves) at conservation education sites in Moshi)
  • Visits to schools at the base of Mt. Kilimanjaro to participate in youth research
  • Camp with our Tanzanian partners at Lake Chala
  • Explore concepts of positive youth development and community/civic engagement; Learn about Jane Goodall and her Roots&Shoots youth groups

Students will explore the spice island of Zanzibar:

  • Visit historical/field sites pertaining to indigenous, Muslim, and Christian peoples in Stone town, a UNESCO world heritage site; historic slave holding area
  • Learn about economic livelihoods through touring a spice farm (the island’s major agricultural industry), visiting markets, and staying in a village which is part of the substantial tourist industry
  • Explore concepts of intercultural relations, ethnic identity, privilege, eco-tourism and conservation education critiques and behavior change to promote intercultural harmony and environmental sustainability

Cost: approx. $4,400 plus airfare (@ $2,000)  – includes insurance, all safaris, game drives/hikes, air travel to Zanzibar, tours, housing programs, tuition, most meals, most tips.

To Register: 1) contact Laura Johnson,, and/or Blair McElroy,, 2) fill out a study abroad application (from study abroad web site), get approvals and turn into Study Abroad.