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  • Locations: Nkoaranga, Tanzania
  • Program Terms: Winter
  • Restrictions: Marquette applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Winter
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter 2018 10/01/2017 10/16/2017 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Faculty-led Program
Credit Type:
Marquette Credit
Number of Credits:
Courses Available:
College of Business Administration
Language of Instruction:
Class Eligibility:
Junior, Senior
Language Prerequisite:
Business Major Advisor:
Heather Kohls
Faculty Leader: Heather Kohls
Program Description:


This is an Applied Global Business Learning (AGBL) trip that is supported by the Center for Global and Economic Studies. AGBL is a unique volunteer organization that looks to assist communities in developing nations. By providing micro-enterprise solutions, it is the hope of the organization to foster sustainable business practices while preserving cultural ideals. Participating students will go beyond their comfort zone as the hospitals and schools run by the Meru Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church are bare-bones operations. Instruction for these trips is very unique and rather sparse. In the classroom, participants will learn how to write a business plan, how to brainstorm ideas, historical data and facts about the country, and a bit about the culture. A paper and some additional meetings in addition to the trip are required.


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The students stay at the Meru Diocese Guesthous near the Nkoaranga Hospital. The accommodations and are clean and safe.


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The Nkoaranga Lutheran Hospital is a government-run hospital in the rural village of Nkoaranga, located in Mount Meru region of Northeastern Tanzania.

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