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  • Locations: Blantyre, Malawi
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: Otis applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty Led Open To: All Majors
Minimum Class Standing: Sophomore Credit Type: Integrated Learning, LAS, Studio
Course Name/ CRN: MADE FOR KIDS/ CAIL 200H 10621/ LIBS 114M 10623/ LIBS 214I 10624/ LIBS 314R 10337/ SSCI 210G 10625 # of Units Offered: 5
Non-Refundable Fee $150.00: *Is charged only when one "Commits" to a travel program
Program Description:
Malawi School Picture

ABOUT
Faculty and students throughout the semester will teleconference with the leadership and students of the Jacaranda School for Orphans in Blantyre, Malawi.

In Made For Kids Malawi, Otis students collaborate in interdisciplinary teams in a studio setting to conceive of and execute diverse projects with our community partner, Jacaranda School for Orphans.

Students and faculty will fly to Malawi for a 2-week program working on-site with the Jacaranda School for Orphans to learn about the history and culture of Malawi. Students will visit the Museum of Malawi, tour the Society of Malawi and the Jacaranda Cultural Center, receive academic lectures, spend a night at Game Haven on a safari learning about the local wildlife, and work on their projects in multidisciplinary teams.

DESTINATION
Blantyre, Malawi

SLIDESHOW
https://www.otis.edu/slideshow/malawi-course-slideshow

TRAVEL DATES
May 15, 2018: Depart from Los Angeles (LAX)
May 29, 2018: Return to Los Angeles (LAX)

NOTE: Several course meetings will be held prior to departure throughout the Spring Semester. These meetings will cover a range of topics from travel preparation to the academic components of this course.
 
CREDITS
3 credits LAS and 2 credits studio (can count as LAS CAIL, LIBS 314, or SSCI)

APPLICATION PROCESS

  1. Click “Apply Now” at the top right corner of this page. This will lead you to create a travel account and apply for this course.

  2. Once you receive the acceptance letter, you will need to enroll with the Registration office. The CRN and course code are provided at the top of the page.

  3. Once you register, change your status to “Committed” in your travel account. 


CONTACT
Please contact the faculty leader, Rich Shelton (rmshelton@otis.edu), for specific details about this travel study course.
With general questions regarding topics like the application process, cost, flight information, etc. please contact travelstudy@otis.edu.

INFORMATION SESSION
Date: November 15th
Room: Student Life Center
Time: 11:15am

COST
(based on a minimum of 12 paying participants, price subject to change based on number of participants)
$3,910
 
INCLUDED
Round trip Airfare
Hotel Accommodation
All Meals
In Country Transportation
Excursions
Health Insurance

NOT INCLUDED
Visa/Passport Fees (if needed)
Personal Expenses



COURSE RESOURCES
Lead Faculty Contact, Richard Shelton
Dept. of State, Malawi
Emergency Protocols (Travel Emergency Action Plan)
How to Apply to a Travel Study Course



Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 01/23/2018 ** Rolling Admission 05/15/2018 05/29/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.