UMW in Tanzania
First Year Experience: The Human Animal
Start your college journey at the University of Mary Washington with an adventure of a lifetime! Enroll in FSEM 100Q-The Human Animal, and sign up for its companion field trip to Tanzania over winter break! Your Faculty Directors are Dr. Andrew Dolby and Dr. Parrish Waters of the Biology Department. This seminar will explore the science of human evolution and how it is being used today to address some of modern civilization’s most vexing challenges. It will culminate in a two-week field trip to Tanzania, the evolutionary cradle where the human story began. On the itinerary are sites such as:
In addition to their awe-inspiring scenery and historical value, tour destinations abound with large game animals, colorful birds, and fascinating plant life. Witness the spectacle of the great wildebeest migration, and encounter elephants, zebras, lions, and monkeys! View the full EcoQuest Tanzania Itinerary.
Accommodation in twin or triple-bedded rooms in full-service hotels and camp locations. Some of the locations will have access to WiFi and laundry facilities, but not all due to the nature of the location.
Students will enroll in the Fall 2018 course FSEM 100Q for 3 credits. Students who participate in the companion travel portion in Tanzania will earn an additional 3 credits through IDIS 350Z, for a total of 6 credits. While both FSEM 100Q sections are open to all students, one section fulfills the Honors Program requirement.
This course satisfies the Experiential Learning OR Global Inquiry general education requirement by contract with the Faculty Directors.
Requirements & Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites for this course. Students must be in “Good Standing” in order to participate. This program is open to all UMW first-year students regardless of intended major. Trip is limited to 20 students (10 per FSEM 100Q section) and space is granted on a first-deposited, first-served basis.
There is specific funding available through the Valade Study Abroad Scholarship in Biology for participating in this education abroad program. Students will need to complete the Scholarship Manager application by April 23, 2018 in order to be eligible.
See the program fees and payment due dates in the right column. Use the Make a Payment button below to pay your deposit and regular program payment. Use the Special Payment option to pay a special amount (such as additional insurance or payment in a different amount as a result of a scholarship award). Online payees have the choice of either credit card or eCheck payment. Credit card payments will incur a 2.75% service fee. There is no service charge for eCheck payments.
Students can also make payment to the UMW Cashier’s Office, located on the second floor of Lee Hall, by cash or check. Make all checks payable to “UMW” and indicate that the payment should go towards the program’s fund (not to the individual student’s account).