Tanzania 2020 Global Seminar

Design for Life: Water in Tanzania (ME 4583/CEGE 4583)

Seminar description

Access to reliable clean water is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity today. The College of Science and Engineering is offering a global seminar experience that will bring a group of students to Tanzania during winter session 2020. Students will get a hands-on engineering challenge with real-world impact.

During this program, student teams will evaluate community needs and infrastructure to model potable water-handling systems in the beautiful southern highlands regions of Tanzania. Student proposals will be evaluated by a St. Paul non-profit organization with the funding and resources in place to take approved projects to the next level.

The seminar will include a cultural and geographical introduction to Tanzania, its land, and people, as well as a trip to Ruaha National Park, one of the world’s most famous safari destinations.

No longer accepting applications.

Seminar details

Term: Winter Session 2020

Travel dates: Thursday, Jan. 2-Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020

Eligible students: Open to upper-division CSE students. Admission is by application.

Application deadline: Friday, June 28, 2019

Credit: Students will receive three credits for ME 4583 or CEGE 4583. This course also fulfills Liberal Education themes Global Perspectives and Technology and Society

Language prerequisite: No language prerequisite

Estimated program fee: The program fee includes three credits, round-trip airfare, housing, excursions, international health insurance, and group meals. Costs have not yet been finalized, but are projected to be between $5,200–$5,700. Contact the CSE International Programs team for more information.

For more information: Contact CSE International Programs at cseabroad@umn.edu.