The International and African Studies Outreach Office of the American Institute for Resource and Human Development, Inc., is seeking applicants to study abroad in Tanzania, East Africa.
A Georgia-based nonprofit, AIRHD has received a grant from the United States Department of Education, Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad program.
The award enables the organization to offer 16 U.S. elementary, middle and high school teachers, as well as college/university faculty, a five-week program of instruction, field study, and cultural activities in Tanzania. In exchange, participants will develop multi-cultural curriculum materials for use in their respective classrooms, schools and districts.
"Other program objectives include increasing the knowledge and sensitivity of participants regarding Africa in general and Tanzania in particular and developing a cadre of educators to serve as staff development presenters for their districts as well as state, regional, and national conferences," said program director Dr. Fredoline Anunobi.
"The program also is designed to facilitate cooperation and promote closer communication and exchanges between United States educators and their Tanzanian counterparts."
Program participants will be based at the University of Dar Es Salaam in the capitol of Tanzania and will receive lectures on various subjects, such as history, geography, religion, economy, culture, education, literature, and politics. Other fellowship highlights will include historical sites, museum and school tours for maximum exposure to Tanzanian education, languages and culture.
The tentative departure date to Tanzania is June 17. The participant share of the five-week trip is $943. Selected applicants must attend a pre-departure orientation in Atlanta June 12-13.
U.S. citizens or permanent residents teaching social studies or history, along with some undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply.
Visit www.americanresource.org for detailed application requirements and to apply before May 7. Contact Dr. Fredoline Anunobi at (678) 313-3090 or Fredoline@comcast.net for more information.