Department of Psychology

University of Mississippi

Events

  • Mon
    01
    Feb
    2016
    5:00 pmPeabody Lounge

    Join two time Fulbright Scholar and national Geographic Conservation trust explorer, Laura Johnson, associate professor of psychology, for a study abroad like no other. This year, students have the chance to participate in Dr. Johnson's National Geographic grant to promote and study new methods of conservation action around Mt. Kilimanjaro. Information and Sign up sessions Monday February 1 and 15th at 5 in Peabody Lounge. There are opportunities to work as an undergraduate research or teaching assistant under Dr. Johnson afterwards to continue your experience. If you’re a graduating senior, this trip makes a wonderful graduation gift and will still count as hours even if you have already walked in graduation.

    PSY 475 draws from environmental, cultural, developmental, and educational psychology to reflect interdisciplinary interests in positive youth development and sustainable community development in an international context. Schedule: Northern Tanzania Safari (Days 1-6) - See all the best of African safaris –we will bike, hike, and drive though Taranagire, Lake Manyara and the Ngoro Ngoro crater to see elephants, lions, and zebras and explore Maasai culture. Mt. Kilimanjaro/Moshi (Days 6-16) - partner with Tanzanian youth and the Mweka community (associated with Jane Goodall) to get hands-on learning about the ice-covered “roof top of Africa” , we will plant trees, build fuel efficient stoves, take part in Chaaga dances, and swim in a waterfall! Island of Zanzibar (Days 16-24) – Swim the azure Indian Ocean, visit a spice farm, tour Stonetown’s ancient sites, learn about Swahili culture, and relax on the Beach while getting henna and discussing how are experiences and academic articles are related. We will be there during ZIFF (Zanzibar International Film Festival), an incredibly exciting opportunity! There are also chances to extend your trip afterwards to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro or go on a Rwanda excursion, if you’re interested in either of these options let me know right away.

    Cost: is $4750, plus air (includes international health insurance, all safaris, activities and tours, most meals). For financial aid information see Hunter Richardson. There are scholarships available through the Study Abroad Office as well as Environmental Studies Scholarship available for minors. This year’s trip offers the unique opportunity to participate in Dr. Johnson’s project funded by National Geographic. f you have any further questions there will be an informational meeting and sign up session on Monday, February 1st and 15th at 5pm in Peaobody 201 . or contact Dr. Johnson - ljohnson@olemiss.edu.