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Tanzania Study Program

Whitworth's semester-long study program to Tanzania is open to all majors and will take place from Jan.-May 2014. The program comprises Jan Term plus spring semester, adding up to a 20-week-long study period in Tanzania. Students will immerse themselves in the language and culture of Tanzania while studying in Arusha, Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar. The program will be led by Professor of Political Science and Chair of Peace Studies John Yoder and Assistant Professor of Political Science Megan Hershey.

Program Highlights: Learn Swahili at The Institute of Kiswahili and Foreign Language at the State University of Zanzibar (SUZA), Stone Town, Zanzibar (includes cultural and historical field trips).

Study Tanzanian history, politics, economics, and culture. Complete an internship in your discipline. Enjoy homestays in Arusha, Dar es Salaam, and Zanzibar. Explore the beauty of Tanzania during Spring Break, with a safari to the famous Ngorongoro Crater National Park and a visit to Olduvai Gorge.

Application/Selection Process:
This program is offered in spring 2014 and is available to students through online application. Students will be selected based on the application, a written essay, faculty and peer recommendations and an interview. Those selected to participate in the program will be required to attend a pre-departure orientation.

Curriculum:
Students take Core 350 in Jan Term (four credits) and the following courses in spring semester: Intensive Swahili (four credits), Contemporary East Africa (four credits of history or political science), Contemporary African Culture (four credits of theology), Internship (four credits), for a total of 17 credits.

Pre-requisites
Students will take a one-credit prep course in fall 2013 and will also complete Swahili 101 on the Whitworth campus.

Costs:
$4,250 plus Whitworth tuition, room & board (double room plus Meal Plan B). Students may also apply for a $1,000 scholarship from the office of off-campus programs.