This information comes from Dr. Debora Johnson-Ross.
With the collaboration and support of McDaniel College Trustee, Mr. Charlie Moore, students will travel to a rural region of Zimbabwe to work on 2 projects over a 3 week period–at a a local medical clinic and at a local primary school. In addition to our service projects, we will likely travel to either Great Zimbabwe or Victoria Falls.
Students will complete readings on Zimbabwe’s ancient and contemporary history and will attend the pre-trip orientation sessions. A final reflection paper will be expected after the return to McDaniel’s campus. There are no prerequisites for this course. Before the course, it is possible that students will participate in fund-raising activities to raise funds for malaria nets and school supplies.
Anticipated course fees $3000 – 3500; Additional expenses for passports and immunizations.
To learn about the Zimbabwean community in the U.S.. see http://www.zimexpo.com/index.php.
- Passport Information may be found at: http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html
- Visas will be obtained prior to travel for the entire group at once.
- Immunizations may be obtained at your local physician, at some county health departments, or at a travel clinic. One possible source of immunizations in Westminster is Passport Health at: http://www.passporthealthusa.com/baltimore/
- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control provides health information for travelers to Zimbabwe at: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/zimbabwe.aspx.
- Students who need regular medication should bring enough to last for the duration of the trip in original packaging. Any special medical concerns must be acknowledged on the forms provided by the college.
The U.S. State Department provides information for U.S. citizens traveling to Zimbabwe at: http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1063.html. At the moment of this writing (June 2010) there is not a travel advisory issued. The McDaniel group will be registered with the U.S. Embassy in Zimbabwe, and they will have a copy of our itinerary. They will notify us of any situations where caution is advisable. The McDaniel group will be traveling under the auspices of the Methodist Church which will provide stability, lodging, and meals.
The embassy’s contact information:
U.S. Embassy Harare
172 Herbert Chitepo Avenue
Telephone: (263-4) 250-593/4;
Emergency After-hours telephone: (263-4) 250-595
Facsimile: (263-4) 250-343
Contact: Dr. Debora Johnson-Ross, firstname.lastname@example.org, 410-386-4632
Department offering course: Africana Studies