Tanzania - ANT335H5F: Anthropology of Gender


The Trip

The Gender in Development program immerses participants in Tanzania’s rich cultural landscape for 9 days to uncover how gender is shaped by historical migrations and a unique mixture of cultural influences. From the urban metropolis of Dar es Salaam to the rural settlements of the Serengeti and Old Town on the island of Zanzibar students and Professor Sarah Hillewaert will explore Swahili and Arab traditions and how age-old gender roles are being challenged in modern Tanzania.

The combination of hands-on projects, cultural immersion, and adventure will provide an incomparable space for us to challenge ourselves and each other while reflecting on the links between culture and gender, education and social justice.

Activities Include:

  • Swahili lessons (local language);
  • Travel to Kilimanjaro and Arusha and work alongside Femme International to learn how women are confronting gender inequality and the stigma around menstruation;
  • Immerse yourself in family homestays;
  • Visit the island of Zanzibar where you'll interact with the mixture of Islamic, Indian and Swahili influences.

Click here for a detailed itinerary.

Why Participate?

  • Add international travel and learning experience to your resume;
  • Travel and experience the unique culture Tanzania has to offer;
  • Connect with your professors and build networks between your classmates.

Important Details

Dates: Saturday, October 7th, 2017 (depart)  - Sunday, October 15th, 2017 (return)

Estimated cost*: CAD$3700-3950

*Funding available for up to half the cost of the international component based on financial need. Click here to learn more.

*The cost of this trip is posted pending approval based on the University’s Policy on Ancillary Fees. Updates will be posted as needed.

Selection criteria: Students must be enrolled in ANT335H to participate and will be required to abide by the application requirements and deadlines.  

Applications will open at 12 pm (noon) on Friday, May 19, 2017 and close at 12 pm (noon) on Monday, June 19, 2017. 

Important Dates

Date Description
Friday, May 19, 2017 Applications Open
Monday, June 19, 2017 Applications Close
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 Second Instalment Due
Monday, July 31, 2017 Third Instalment Due
Monday, August 21, 2017 Fourth Instalment Due
Monday, September 11, 2017 Fifth Instalment Due
September 2017 *exact date to be determined Pre-Departure Session
September 2017 *exact date to be determined Second Pre-Departure Session
September 2017 *exact dates to be determined Mandatory Safety Abroad Workshop

Need to know

  • The cost and itinerary are subject to change;
  • Students must be enrolled in ANT335H5F and will be required to abide by the corresponding UTM Abroad application requirements and deadlines to participate in the international experience; 
  • Fees must be paid in full by the required deadlines;
  • To prepare for the trip, students attending will participate in a mandatory pre-departure and safety abroad session during the month of September.

Applications will open at 12 pm (noon) on Friday, May 19, 2017 and will close at 12 pm (noon) on Monday, June 19, 2017.