International OD and Inter-Cultural Experiences Field Trip Tanzania, Africa

Students in Tanzania

Written by: CEHD Communications Staff
Post date: April 17, 2014

Tanzania, Africa: March 5 – March 17

In an effort to promote High-Impact Practices in the department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development, Dr. Helen Muyia and a group of 19 graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in EHRD 374 and EHRD 685 took a field trip to Tanzania over Spring break. The field trip included a tour of Dar-es-Salaam city, including the national museum, village museum, Mwenge craft market, and a historically oriented tour of Bagamoyo city. In addition, students visited Anazak School and did some volunteer work with the children’s cancer hospital at Tumaini National hospital. It was a combination of volunteer work, wildlife and cultural adventures. Each day was an adventure for these students. They pushed their limits, whether it was navigating the Dar-es-Salaam traffic jam and the ‘dala-dala’ transportation system or learning to communicate in Swahili. Their presence clearly made a difference especially to the children at Anazak schools and the children and parents at Tumaini National Hospital. Each student is expected to submit a reflection paper and a photo story about their experiences of the trip.