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What Students Are Saying

“Trip of a lifetime.” - Anna Windle ‘16

Below are some student Q&As from the group of 2013 participants. They’ll offer you some additional insight about the trip and many experiences they had.

Ryan Miranda ‘16, Anthropology 

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Q: What first attracted you to the Tanzania Summer Seminar?

A: I was first interested in the Tanzania Seminar because… I had never been to that part of the world before and as an Anthropology major I was turned on to the idea of meeting indigenous tribes.

Q: Describe a favorite memory from the trip.

A: My… favorite memory from the trip was when we visited the Hadzabe tribe. I was able to take part in the preparation for the hunt such as making arrows and learning how they made fire.

Q: What tip could you give to anyone planning to go on the trip?

A: My advice for anyone planning on going to go on this trip is to bring an extra memory stick for photos, pack Gatorade powder packets, and keep your mind and heart open to all the adventures and experiences that are made on this trip.     

Anna Windle ‘16, Environmental Science

Q: What was one thing you found surprising while on the trip?

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A: I found the clothing that everyone wore there was very surprising. Almost no one wore handmade traditional clothing, instead they wore commercial clothing mainly from America.The country receives… clothing from Goodwill in bulk for very little money… Men would wear pink sandals, girls would wear boy clothing, no one cared what exactly they were- they were just glad to receive it.

Q: Describe a favorite memory from the trip.

A: A favorite memory from the trip would have to be when a huge baboon leaped into the window of one of our safari cars.. with people still in the back seat! Fortunately I just got to witness it from a distance. 

Q: What tip could you give to anyone planning to go on the trip?

A: I would warn people going on the trip that they should plan on getting ill at least once during the trip. Not deathly ill… [and] everyone made it out okay, but you should be prepared to not feel 100% the whole entire two weeks.

imageJolie Smudin ‘16

Q: What first attracted you to the Tanzania Summer Seminar?

A: The destination, I mean how often do you get to go to Africa?

Q: Describe a favorite memory from the trip.

A: My favorite memory was in the Ngorogoro Crater being surrounded by zebra, wildebeest, rhinos, etc. It was amazing!