Study Abroad Opportunities
Karin Carthins '19 in Tanzania
THE ETHNOGRAPHIC FIELD SCHOOL IN TANZANIA
The six-week Ethnographic Field School in Tanzania offers students a thorough understanding of nutrition and health challenges faced by people in East Africa in cultural, economic, and political contexts. The program offers this understanding through practical training in field research that specifically examines interactions between cultural traditions and practices, regional environments, changing political landscapes, and local, national, and international economic trends.
Cameroon photo by Ed Webb/ CC BY
DICKINSON IN CAMEROON PROGRAM
The Dickinson in Cameroon program enables students to develop an understanding of West Africa and of Cameroonian culture and society in particular. This is achieved through a number of selected courses in the humanities and social sciences, as well as through internship and fieldwork opportunities that give students a chance to become active participants in Cameroonian society. Most students live with Cameroonian host families, giving them unparalleled insight into family life in the capital city of Yaounde. Find out more about this program here.
RWANDA MOSAIC: AFTER GENOCIDE AND APARTHEID
On campus study plus two week field research in Rwanda: May 20- June 3, 2019
This mosaic offers students from all majors the opportunity to join an interdisciplinary research team that will explore how a society grapples with trauma and devastation in the aftermath of genocide. Students will learn about the background of genocide, the role played by the media, religious groups, and the international community; the phenomenon of genocide denial, mechanisms of justice systems, and specific topics related to post genocide reconstruction. The research team will interview Rwandans working to bring perpetrators to justice and creating institutions and programs to create the conditions for reconciliation and peace. At the end of the program, students will work together on an exposition showcasing their research. Find more information on this mosaic here.
Sakinah Hobbs-Jones '20, Isoke Senghor '20, and Dana Marecheau '20 practicing Afro-Cuban music in Cuba
CUBA MINI-MOSAIC (JANUARY 2018)
The Cuba mini-Mosaic will focus on contemporary Afro-Cuban experience, as well as current challenges facing Cuba and its achievements in health care and education. Students will have the opportunity to practice Afro-Cuban music and dance with groups like Raices Profundo in Havana and they will speak with local specialists about the African roots of Santeria. In addition to reflecting on their own experiences while in Cuba, this study tour will prepare students for a critical engagement with the history and politics of African American cultural exchange with Cuba and Cubans from 1859 to 1960. This mosaic is composed of a two-week trip to Cuba in January 2018.