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  • Locations: Arusha, Tanzania; Iringa, Tanzania; Ngorongoro, Tanzania
  • Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2017 03/01/2017 03/10/2017 06/28/2017 07/31/2017
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
CU Denver Faculty-Led Global Study
Camping, Guest House
Minimum GPA:
Class Eligibility:
Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
Academic Department:
Number of Credits:
Program Advisor:
Catherine Bogle
Course(s) Offered:
ANTH 4995, ANTH 5995
Faculty Leader:
Dr. Charles Musiba
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Program Description:


  • Spend a summer doing field work with renowned paleoanthropologists at Isimila, Olduvai Gorge, and Laetoli
  • Be part of a vibrant Maasai community and experience once-in-a lifetime rite of passage ceremonies
  • Take a safari to the Ngorongoro Crater, one of the "seven Natural Wonders of the World," and explore the rich and diverse wildlife of the Ngorongoro Conservation and the Serengeti Plains
  • Interpret the Laws of the Indies
  • Get involved in conservation and preservation of the World Heritage Site of Laetoli


This is a 4 credit, research-based global study course that provides students with an intense four week, field-based learning experience that focuses on paleoanthropology, paleoecology, geology, archaeology, ecology and conservation, and culture of nomadic pastoralists of the Ngorongoro Highlands in Tanzania.

This field school will offer students a memorable, yet academically challenging opportunity to walk in the footsteps of our ancestors, a journey which began a mere 3.56 million years ago. Explore the beauty and wonders that one of Africa's most peaceful countries, Tanzania, has to offer and make lifelong and meaningful connections with cultures rich in diversity.

Geographically, Tanzania exhibits some of the most diverse, awesome, and breathtaking topography known to humankind. Tanzania's diverse and ever-changing landscape - the awe-inspiring Mt. Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti Plains, the Ngorongoro Crater, and the many coastal sites scattered along the shores of the Indian Ocean - houses some of the richest fauna, flora, and indigenous cultural groups with which to interact.



Course Information

  • 4 Credits
  • ANTH 4995/5995
  • Students are in-country June 28 until July 31. The Field School dates are July 1 - July 30.
  • Housing

    Camping, Guest House


    $6,700 (approximately)

    • Includes: tuition and fees, shared accommodations, some meals, ground transportation, and international health and evacuation insurance
    • Not Included: round trip airfare, some meals, personal expenses, camping equipment, and visa fees (if applicable)

    Faculty Leader


    Charles Musiba is the faculty leader on this program.

    Contact him at

    Financial Aid & Scholarships

    Financial Aid

    CU Denver students may be able to use their existing financial aid for Global Study programs. Note that for summer terms, students must be registered for at least half-time status (6 credits for undergraduates, 3 credits for graduates) to be eligible for financial aid. For more information and to discuss your personal aid package, schedule an appointment with the Financial Aid Office.


    CU Denver Global Study Scholarship

    CU Denver students participating on a CU Denver Global Study program during the Maymester, Summer, or Winter terms are eligible to apply for this scholarship from the Office of Global Education. Awards range from $500- $1,000. Apply here.

    Additional Scholarship Information

    We encourage you to seek additional scholarships for which you or your program may be eligible. See if your academic department or college/school offers study abroad scholarships, or visit the following websites to learn about external funding: