Term To Be Offered: January 2012 (approx. January 14 - 29, 2012)
|Professor of Economics||Thaw Hall 203B||(865) 981-8262
|Associate Professor of Psychology||Sutton Science Center 131||(865) 981-8272
1. To experience and have a better understanding of and appreciation for African culture, history, and natural environments and relate them to the writings and observations of one of the best known world explorers, David Livingstone.
2. To apply theory to practice through service to children
3. To understand the complexity (e.g., economic, political, cultural, and psychological) of Africa’s human welfare issues
Put your knowledge of African culture, history, and child development into action by immersing yourself in varied African communities by providing service to children. Follow in the footsteps of famous explorer, missionary, and humanitarian David Livingstone, as we travel to Johannesburg (S. Africa), Livingstone and the Victoria Falls (Zambia), and various communities throughout Botswana. As we travel, we will work to better understand Livingstone’s cultural observations, appreciation for natural beauty, and humanitarian efforts. In addition to their rich cultural history and natural splendor, these regions are recognized for children’s needs due to impoverishment, health issues, and limited educational opportunities. You can connect theory (e.g., play as a universal right, education as a means of reducing poverty) with practice by providing play for children living in orphanages, English instruction at various orphanages and/or schools, and homework support.
Roundtrip airfare, local transportation, accommodations, field trips, international travel insurance, visas, application fee, and deposit
Passport, immunizations, required vaccinations, & personal expenses.
*Please note that prices are tentative and may fluctuate based on variation in exchange rates, number of participants, price fluctuations in actual airfares and fuel surcharges, or administrative overhead