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TRAUMA, GRACE AND RESILIENCE
Adventure awaits as you explore the needs of a diverse patient population in one of the most stable and culturally varied countries in Africa. Explore the challenges facing Tanzania, including sanitation, disease, education, and gender inequality. Come away knowing how to speak some basic Swahili, and that you made a difference in the lives of others. Courses are complemented with additional activities and excursions beyond the city to enhance classroom learning and provide intercultural understanding, provided by EDU Africa.
The religion course in the program will explore the particular issues of faith in the context of traumatic experiences, and how theologians, philosophers, and practitioners respond to the context of trauma with understandings of grace and resilience. Students will interact with people who are living in the wake of the trauma of civil war, militia movements, authoritarian regimes, and forced migration. The central question for the course revolves around the intersections of a Christian theological understanding of grace and the harsh reality of trauma and its measurable impact on the physical and mental well-being of persons who have experienced it. The goal of the course will be for students to gain in-depth theological understandings coupled with practices of reconciliation as useful tools for recovery, well-being, and resilience.
Please review program dates (this program will have classes in Nashville prior to departure and upon return). Please make necessary arrangements for your time in Nashville.
All courses will satisfy either Belmont requirements in the BELL Core or the specified major. You must participate in at least one course offered in Tanzania. You should consult individual program faculty to see how online options can fit into your study abroad program.
- Cultural Arts Center
- Kimemo Coffee Farm & Factory Tour
- Tarangire National Park
- Maasai Medicine Walk
- REL 3950: Questions that Matter: Africa – Trauma, Grace, and Resilience -– Colonization, Truth, and Reconciliation Junior Cornerstone (Path A or Path B Bell Core Requirement)
- NUR 3950: Trauma, Grace, and Resilience: Trauma Informed Care and Resilience in Tanzania (satisfies NUR 3111)
ENG 3950: Third Year Writing (English 3010; satisfies BELL CORE requirement)
INB 3950: (satisfies BBA Core Business requirement for International Business 3300)
1. Program Fee: $6,500:
This program fee includes transportation, accommodations, some meals, all activities,
Volunteer Visa, and excursion fees.
Costs not covered by the program fee include:
Course texts/supplies, $200 visa fee for Tanzania, some meals, personal expenses.
2. Belmont Tuition
Tuition is charged at the special study abroad tuition rate of 2/3 off the cost of normal Maymester tuition. For every 3 hours of study abroad credit you register for, you pay for only one hour.
Program Deposit: $500 due at time of acceptance
Faculty-Led Application Process
Dates and Deadlines
All requirements must be completed by the Study Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date
How to Apply
- Spring Break Programs: November 15
- Maymester Programs: February 1
- Summer Programs: February 15
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