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6 May 2014 to 30 May 2014

$4200.00 / Airfare Included


Mozambique is a former Portuguese colony, which became independent in 1975.  In 1992, a 12-year civil war ended. It is a clear example of the lingering effects of colonialism and shares many commonalities with other post-colonial societies.  Mozambique was one of the worlds poorest countries, but emerged as one of the fastest growing economies. However women are not benefitting from  this improved economy and suffer from lack of education, child marriages, as well as many other problems.

Students will be helping build a women’s center, expanding the micro-credit project and teaching basic skills such as budgeting.  Time will also be dedicated to assessing other educational and medical needs of the women and children for the future community engagement efforts in Mozambique by WSU faculty and students.

Weber State University has for quit some time offered an African Dance class that focusses on West African Dance.  The former Portuguese Colony offers us an opportunity for original inquire into the culture, development and dance of Mozambique.


Destination: Mozambique: Community Engaged Learning

Dates of Program: May 6-30, 2014

Program director: Julie Rich

Email: jrich@weber.edu    801-626-6209


Academics:  For participating in this study abroad trip you will receive up to 9 credits, from the following list depending on their majors, minors, previous courses / or interests.  Attention  Only students who are going on the Mozambique Study Abroad Trip are allowed to register for the following courses.


SS/DV WS 1500

WS 2900/4900

PS GEOG 1000

GEOG 2920/4920


DANCE 2920/4920


Faculty:  Dr. Julie Rich will teach Geography Content. Dr. Rich has travelled extensively in Africa.  Dr. Rich and WSU Students also completed a humanitarian Project in Rwanda.

Alicia Giralt will teach Woman & Gender Studies Content.

Joanne Lawrence will teach Dance and Art Content. Travelled extensively in West Africa, exploring dance and drumming traditions.



Itinerary:  Student travel to Mozambique Summer of 2014 (25 days)  Cost of trip – $4200.00

Day 1: Fly from Salt Lake City Utah to Maputo, Mozambique.

Day 2-19: Drive to village where Mozambique Women’s Center will be built. Spend 17 days working on the construction. time will also be spent conducting classes and exchanges with

Mozambique women, children, and students.

Day 20:    Early departure to Kruger National Park, South Africa. Afternoon/evening game drive in Kruger National Park.

Day 21:     Game drive- Kruger National Park.

Day 22:     Travel  to Johannesburg, South Africa.

Day 23:      Johannesburg City and Soweto Tour.

Day 24:      Visit Pretoria and Guatang plus other sites of interest in area (e.g. Cradle of mankind outdoor museum, and Strekfontein Cave)

Day 25:       Fly from Johannesburg, South Africa back to the United States.


Payment Schedule:  Payment schedule may change-cost is $4200.00

Deposit due of $250.00

Feb. 17th- $500.00

March 17th-$1000.00

April 15th-$1000.00

April 30th-Balance Due

You may pay in person at the Hurst Center RM 102B or by phone @ 801-626-6600.


Fine Print:    If the trip is cancelled all participants will be refunded.  Any refunds for withdrawl from the program will be determined by the Study Abroad Director according to the recoverability of incurred costs and fees, and according to the Continuing Education Policy.  Once the group leaves all costs are non-refundable in their entirety.  Dates & prices may change.  It is the responsibility of each participant to be aware of any changes by staying in contact with the Study Abroad and Program director.


Questions?    If you have any questions feel free to contact your program director or Continuing Education @ 801-626-6600.