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  On March 13, 2008, a group of 15 MBA students from Pace University's Lubin School of Business, located in New York, (www.pace.edu/lubin) and their Professor, Bruce Bachenheimer, will leave for Tanzania on a 10-day International Field Study Course. The program will focus on entrepreneurship, both social and commercial and will include visits to National parks and Zanzibar Islands. 

Pace University deliberately selected Tanzania for its Africa program launch because of the country's unique and successful move to free capital markets, its stable government and its reputation in the World Bank as a success in implementing a free market economy.

"This field study course is a worthy initiative for the Lubin School of Business to undertake at this time. Emerging markets, a wealth of natural resources, global investment opportunities and stable governments who are concerned about improving their citizen's quality of life are now open for Lubin Graduate students to experience. Furthermore, it further reinforces the fact that Africa is rapidly becoming a major player on the world stage and an un-tapped site for academic research and observation," stated Mr. Rumit Mehta, of Safari Ventures and Lubin Alumni (MBA '03). Safari Ventures will be handling all the ground logistics and assisted Professor Bachenheimer in designing and organizing the visit. 

The course will examine the dynamics of commercial and social entrepreneurship in Tanzania, one of Africa's emerging economies. The impact that entrepreneurship is having on this nation, as well as possible ways to promote social and economic development will also be examined. The history, characteristics, and constraints of this developing market will be studied. The role of government, non-governmental organizations, and commercial enterprise will be analyzed. Particular attention will be given to the structure of financial systems and the impact of global business on local development, including how foreign investors and multinational firms are embracing entrepreneurs to produce successful ventures and partnerships.

Students will have a unique opportunity to meet with political, business, academic, and community leaders including an intense 2-day workshop designed in conjunction with the University of Dar-Es-Salaam Entrepreneurship Centre (UDEC), led by UDEC Director Dr. Donoth Olomi and his staff.

They will visit a number of commercial enterprises and social ventures, directly experiencing many of the concepts they will have studied. Students will also be challenged to examine and assess what they observe in the context of the U.N. Millennium Development Goals.

Professor Bachenheimer noted that he has been interested in Tanzania since childhood, captivated by stories in National Geographic about Louis Leakey's discoveries near Olduvai Gorge and Jane Goodall's work with the chimpanzees of Gombe National Park. He states "The more I learn about Tanzania, the more excited I am about this trip and all the opportunities it holds in store." Not all of it is academic however. The group will also be visiting Zanzibar Island and an overnight stay at Mikumi National Park- one of Tanzania's southern parks.

About Tanzania

Tanzania, the largest country in East Africa, is focused on wildlife conservation and sustainable tourism, with approximately 25 % of the land protected by the Government. It boasts 14 National Parks and 34 game reserves. It is the home of the tallest mountain in Africa, the legendary Mt. Kilimanjaro; The Serengeti, named in October, 2006, the New 7th Wonder of the World by USA Today and Good Morning America; the world acclaimed Ngorongoro Crater, often called the 8th Wonder of the World; Olduvai Gorge, the cradle of mankind:  the Selous, the world's largest game reserve; Ruaha, now the largest National Park in East Africa; the spice islands of Zanzibar; and seven world Heritage Sites. Most important for tourism, the Tanzanian people are warm and friendly, speak English, although Kiswahili is the national language, and the country is an oasis of peace and stability with a democratic and stable government.

For more information about Tanzania visit www.tanzaniatouristboard.com.

About Safari Ventures

With its global reservations and marketing office in Tampa, FL and Africa Operations based in Tanzania, Safari Ventures™ provides tours and other travel related programs to the North American market. They focus on custom designed tours to East and Southern Africa. With its owners originally from Tanzania, Safari Ventures™ provides the access and insights for destinations that permit guests to experience the wonderful flavors, diverse culture, animals in their natural habitat and magnificent vistas of Africa.  They have offices in New York City and Santa Clara, California as well as affiliate offices in all their destinations.  www.safariventures.com. In 2005, Safari Ventures was awarded Tour Operator of the Year by the Tanzania Tourism Board. 

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