COR 331 Tanzania: Wilderness & Adventure Therapy 4 S.H.
This course will introduce students to the skills needed to successfully facilitate therapeutic wilderness and adventure experiences by exploring the concepts and practices underpinning these approaches. A broad spectrum of theory, research, and current applications for wilderness and adventure therapy will be discussed and investigated, including how outdoor experiences can reduce stress, restore attention, enhance self-concept, and promote personal meaning. The course will focus on the use of these therapies to restore, remediate, and/or rehabilitate individuals with various illnesses and/or disabilities. Students will be assigned a fictional case study, and will develop throughout the course a corresponding therapy plan incorporating studied techniques as the capstone project.
Counts toward the Core Capstone Seminar requirement. Note: This program does NOT meet ELR requirement
- Grades count toward an Elon GPA.
- Study abroad courses may not be taken on an audit or pass/fail basis.
Activity Level: Demanding
Activity levels are rated to fit into one of four categories: easy going, moderate, challenging and demanding. This program is rated as demanding, which means you should be prepared to push yourself and to keep a steady pace on rugged and steep terrain. You'll find that you are living outside your comfort zone with your program's intense outdoor activity.
Students are required to take the fall pre-departure course associated with this Winter Term course. All students will automatically be registered for the pre-departure course but must register themselves for the Winter Term course during registration for Winter Term.
To cancel your participation in a program, complete the Winter Term Withdrawal questionnaire in your application.
This course is a Winter Term travel-embedded course. The tentative travel dates for the program are January 9-19, 2020.
While official flight itineraries are typically distributed in early September, the tentative group departure/return point is TBD.
Note: This information is subject to change based on airline changes and cancellations.
This course is a Winter Term travel-embedded course. You will begin the course at Elon, engage in the study abroad Tanzania Component with an 8 day Mt. Kilimanjaro Trek, and then return back to Elon for the remainder of the course.
During the travel component, students will visit the following locations:
- Moshi town, which is commonly known as the gateway to Mount Kilimanjaro. Meet your guide and review your equipment in the evening in preparation for the trek the following day.
- Machame Camp
- (9,927 feet/3,026 m), 7 miles/11 km (5 to 7 hours)
- Shira Camp
- (12,355 feet/3,766 m), 3 miles/5 km (4 to 6 hours)
- Barranco Camp
- (13,066 feet/3,983 m), 6 miles/10 km (5 to 8 hours)
- Barafu High Camp
- (15,239 feet/4,645 m), 5 miles/9 km (5 to 8 hours)
- Uhuru Peak Altitude
- (5895 m/19340 ft) Walking Distance: 3 miles/5 km ascent + 7 miles/12 km descent (10-16 hours)
Note: Itinerary is subject to change due to availability of local facilities and scheduling issues.
Students will be housed in double occupancy accommodations where possible, including tent camping.
Costs for global study vary program to program and are in addition to the tuition for Winter Term (included in fall semester tuition/bill).
Basic cost information is available on the Cost and Credit Chart.
Detailed cost information will be available on the budget sheet. The cost for this program is currently TBD.
Students seeking need-based financial support are encouraged to apply for the GEC Access Scholarship.
For additional information on scholarships or other funding for global engagement, see the Financial Planning for Global Study page or the financial planning section of our FAQs.
If you qualify for a travel grant through any of the fellows or scholars programs, see the appropriate program director for more information on how to apply the grant to your program.
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