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  • Locations: Babati, Tanzania; Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania; Zanzibar, Tanzania
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: JWU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Community Engagement, Entrepreneurship Project, Study Abroad Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Game Lodge, Hotel Minimum GPA: 2.75
Class/Credit Status: 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior, 05 Graduate Student Areas of Study: Advertising, Advertising & Marketing Communications, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Studies, Liberal Studies, Media & Communication Studies, Sociology, Travel-Tourism & Hospitality Management
Program Model: JWU Faculty-Led Recommended Program: Yes
Program Description:
Host | Preliminary Itinerary | Group Size | Academic Overview | Academic Format | Faculty Leader
Sample Excursions | Housing | Meals | Flights | Student Conduct | Orientation

 This program will not run during summer 2018.

Sustainable Entrepreneurship In Zanzibar
Zanzibar 1

PRELIMINARY ITINERARY (final itinerary subject to change)
June 27 Depart U.S.
June 28 Arrive Tanzania
July 10 Depart Tanzania

This Study Abroad Program offers students an opportunity to work with small business clients in an international setting on specific industry-based or functional area-based projects under the supervision of a faculty member. Students begin project work in the classroom in the spring term, continue with a field study tour in Tanzania and Zanzibar while traveling abroad, and they will present recommendations to project stakeholders. In addition the trip will culminate with a short safari experience. Students will be required to produce a written marketing plan, social and digital media, and professional presentation, as well as maintain a portfolio of their individual work.
In these multidisciplinary projects, students work with marine-based, micro-enterprises from mainland Tanzania and the Zanzibar Archipelago to come up with strategies to protect ecological and environmental resources, create self-reliance, and to develop international markets for nature based products in order to improve the well being of coastal communities. Projects focus on sustainable dolphin tourism, pearl farming, shell-craft jewelry production and artisan craftsman.
The student project work will draw attention to the role of marketing in coastal livelihood development. As climate change alters the coastal environment of Tanzania, policy makers, academics, and coastal managers will be able to apply marketing tools, which are adequate for sustainable entrepreneurship in coastal Tanzania. There is potential to create lasting, self-employment prospects for coastal communities.  

You can read about the 2015 group's safari experience here.

Total Credit Hours Earned Abroad On This Program:
  • 9 credits (4.5 credits during Spring term and 4.5 credits during Summer term)
Program Courses Approved to Fulfill a Combination of the Following JWU Credits:
SCI3080 (has prereq of SCI1010) (4.5 Credits)

Free Elective
MRKT3210 (4.5 Credits) Free Elective
Undergraduate: MRKT3220 (4.5 Credits) Free Elective
Graduate Level: MRKT5220 (4.5 Credits) Free Elective
Student Status: 
Open to students on all JWU campuses and Graduate level students.

JWU Student Prerequisite Courses:
Graduate participants only register for the 4.5 Summer abroad credits but must have completed a course prerequisite of ECON5000 prior to the program start date.

Academic content is delivered by JWU faculty members. A chef from JWU's College of Culinary Arts serves as the program faculty leader and coordinates pre-departure information, travels with the group, coordinates with local hosts, and assigns the final grade for the program course.

The faculty leader will schedule pre-departure meetings to discuss the detailed program itinerary with the selected student group and outline any pre-departure assignments.

Learning on study abroad programs occurs both inside and outside of the classroom. During the program, you should expect to be in program-related activities 25-30 hours per week. Activities include traditional classroom lectures, labs, industry visits, cultural excursions, and group meals. You are required to participate in the full program itinerary and group activities.
Jewelry maker
Spice Farm
Historical Museums
Fish Market
Sustainable Dolphin Touring
Snorkeling in the Indian Ocean
Seaweed Farm
Cultural Villages
Kite Boarding Vendor

Basic hotels and guest houses

2 meals/day. Breakfast is always included. Second meal will be either lunch or dinner depending on daily itinerary.

Flight parameters are set by Study Abroad to accommodate group logistics. Do not purchase any flight until the specific parameters are communicated to you via your Study Abroad ULearn site, usually 4 months prior to departure.

You must be in good standing with your campus's office of Student Conduct or Student Affairs for the dates of the program.

Each program has a mandatory orientation process which starts the term before your program starts. Failure to participate in the various meetings listed below may jeopardize your ability to participate in the program.

Pre-departure meetings vary according to the program model and typically include discussions, on-line resources, and assignments to ensure you understand your specific program, the courses, housing, costs and other related details. These meetings may be a combination of in-person and web-based meeting formats.

An in-person Study Abroad Retreat is scheduled on each campus with advertised dates, times, and locations to discuss topics relevant to all study abroad programs. 

An in-country Orientation is included upon arrival to your program for on-site information and program reminders.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.