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Kilimanjaro: Adventure Travel in Tanzania

Dates: 3 May–1 June 2024 (approximately)
Application Deadline: 1 December 2023

Students will apply geographical principles of adventure travel and global studies to learn through experience about adventure travel and conservation programs in Tanzania. Students will climb Mount Kilimanjaro with local guides, attend lectures and field trips at the College of African Wildlife, learn Swahili, and travel with local guides through national parks and game reserves to apply academic principles to actual experiences.

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Ryan Jensen
(801) 422-5386 |

Leslie Hadfield
2135 JFSB
(801) 422-8013

Perry Hardin
630 KMBL
(801) 422-3851


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Frequently Asked Questions
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More Information

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Students will register for 6 credit hours during spring term from the following courses:

GEOG 349—Global Adventure Travel (3 credit hours)
GEOG 493R—Special Topics (3 credit hours)

Participants may not take any other courses on this program, including BYU Online courses, without approval by the program director and ISP.
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Includes Latter-day Saint undergraduate full tuition (increased cost for graduates and non–Latter-day Saint students), park fees, Mount Kilimanjaro climb, porter fees, housing, most meals, and international health insurance coverage.

Does not include airfare (approximately $2,000 from SLC), some meals, or personal expenses.
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Funding Sources

Regular BYU tuition scholarships, Pell Grants, and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to study abroad programs.

Students who submit the financial aid section of the ISP application and who have a current FAFSA form on file at the Financial Aid Office (A-41 ASB) will be considered for a Study Abroad scholarship.

Academic departments and colleges may assist with scholarships and grants.

Private grants and scholarships outside of BYU may also assist (see
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Accepted students are required to participate in an international, cross-cultural preparation course (IAS 201R, 1 credit hour). This class will be held during the second term of Winter 2024 semester. Part-time BYU students and non-BYU students will need to pay an additional tuition fee.

Accompanying spouses need to be credit-bearing participants on the program. Spouses will also need to apply online and take the preparation course.

Students must meet all country- and program-specific COVID and health requirements for travel.
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Students will be staying at Mweka Wildlife College housing, hotels, and in tents while on Kilimanjaro and in the national parks.
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Students are responsible for purchasing their own airfare to and from the program sites. Airline reservations must be made through BYU Travel. Students should contact a BYU Travel agent.

BYU Travel
280 HRCB
(801) 422-6293
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Application Process

Students must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

Complete the online application here. A nonrefundable $35 application fee is required; applicants will be interviewed once the application is complete.

Students will be notified via e-mail of their acceptance into the program. The first payment is due upon acceptance; please refer to the Payment Information document.

Application Deadline: 1 December 2023
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Program Adjustments

International Study Programs (ISP) reserves the right to cancel this program, revise its offerings, or make any adjustments to the preliminary cost.

If it becomes necessary for ISP to cancel a program, all program payments made to BYU ISP will be refunded to the student’s BYU Financial account.

ISP is the only office authorized to cancel any of its programs.
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Feel free to contact any of the following faculty members in the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences with questions about the program:

Ryan Jensen, Geography Department Professor; Co-director
(801) 422-5386

Leslie Hadfield, History Department Professor; Co-director
(801) 422-8013

Perry Hardin, Geography Department Professor; Co-director
(801) 422-3851
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Contact Us

International Study Programs
101 HRCB
(801) 422-3686
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ISP Student Handbook

To see the student handbook, click here.
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Payment Schedule

To see the payment schedule, click here.