Tanzania enrollment Information 2024

Congratulations on being selected to travel on the Tanzania: Understanding Sustainable Development travel program! This program provides students the opportunity to learn about conservation, social justice, and regional approaches to land protection. Through these experiences, you will gain an increased understanding of environmental sustainability and educational approaches to effect lasting change.

Enrollment Process:

  1. Review the resources to make an informed decision
    • Once you have read the resources, please contact us if you decide NOT to enroll.
  2. Complete the enrollment paperwork
    • Please note: You will have to print, upload, and mail paperwork as part of this process. Thank you in advance!
  3. Complete payment

1. Review Resources to Make an Informed Decision

As you and your family consider your enrollment, please consult the following resources:

  • Review updated itinerary: Visit the Tanzania Travel Program page
  • Tanzania 2024 Travel Medicine Advisory Letter from Dr. Benson, Medical Director of Deerfield Academy
  • CDC  and State Department briefings on travel to Tanzania (A PDF of the CDC page from November 16 can be downloaded here if you would prefer)
  • Information about International SOS (ISOS), our travel medicine and security services provider
    • If you would like to speak with a medical or security professional at ISOS about the trip, please contact the CSGC.
  • Program Notes:
    • Pre-trip programming will begin for this trip on Saturday, March 2 at noon, for no additional cost students will be able to stay in their dorm and day students will be invited to stay on campus should they choose, all meals will be provided and students will participate in trip prep and framing activities. If the student has a compelling reason to be off campus during this time for example post season tournaments or family events, please contact the CSGC to make arrangements for completing pre trip activities at an alternate time and coordinating the time you will rejoin the group for a smooth departure.
    • A visa is required to travel to Tanzania. The CSGC will facilitate this process and will reach out before the December break with the specific paperwork required to obtain your students visa.
    • Students and faculty trip leaders will be housed in a rustic dormitory called the Guesthouse, with separate bunk rooms for faculty and for girls and boys. The majority of meals, consisting primarily of locally-grown vegetables, beans, and rice will be shared with the girls who live at Mainsprings. Other meals will be eaten at the open-air restaurant, Papa’s, located on the south shore of Lake Victoria. Breakfast will be served continental style. On Safari, students will stay in a safari lodge or furnished tent.
    • This is an “unplugged” trip where students will not have access to cell phones or internet for the duration of their time in Tanzania. Faculty leaders do have cell phones and access to WiFi. Students and faculty leaders will update families and friends at home through our Notes From The Field blog.
    • Families are responsible for transportation from U.S. based airport to the student’s destination for the remainder of March break.
    • This trip conflicts with the March 9 SAT test date.

2. Complete Enrollment Paperwork

Once you have considered the above information with your parent/guardian and have decided to enroll, please download and complete with your parent/guardian the following forms, if you and your parent/guardian agree to all terms.

If you are choosing not to enroll, please let the Center for Service and Global Citizenship know as soon as possible.

All forms must be submitted by December 4.

1. Download Forms:

2. Scan & Upload:

Once completed, please scan the following:

  • Deerfield Waiver (Please Note: original with student & parent/guardian signatures needs to be mailed in as well)
  • A color copy of your student passport (Please note: A passport valid for a minimum of six months beyond visa issuance and/or date of entry, and at least one blank visa page, is required.)

To securely upload forms, please choose from the following:

Parent/Guardian secure upload (Please use your parent/guardian DAinfo username and password to login)

DA Employee Parent/Guardian secure upload (Please use your parent/guardian DAinfo username and password to login)

3. Mail Forms:

Once previous steps have been completed, please mail the following original copies with ink signatures:

  • Deerfield Waiver: Deerfield Academy’s Agreement, Waiver, and Release of Liability Form for Tanzania
  • Travel Health Questionnaire

Mail to:

The Center for Service and Global Citizenship
Deerfield Academy
7 Boyden Ln
Deerfield, MA 01342  

3. Complete Payment:

A non-refundable trip deposit paid by check or wire transfer is due by December 4. Please make checks payable to Deerfield Academy and write the trip name on the memo line. Checks can be mailed to the CSGC, 7 Boyden Lane, Deerfield, MA 01342. For wire transfer instructions please contact the Finance Office at finance@deerfield.edu.

Please see the invitation email for specific payment information, or contact the Center for Service and Global Citizenship via email csgc@deerfield.edu or phone: 413-774-1435.

This page contains enrollment information for students who have been selected for one of our 2024 trips. If you are interested in other CSGC travel programs or future travel opportunities, please contact the The Center for Service and Global Citizenship.