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Program Details - Tanzania Study Program

The Tanzania Study Program offers an immersive, locally-rooted study abroad experience that will allow you to study both biology and political science through your engagement with Tanzanian society and culture. You will stay with three different host families over the course of the semester which will help you to learn Swahili and allow you to build relationships that will last a lifetime. February will be spent in beautiful, ancient Stone Town on the island of Zanzibar where you will take an intensive Swahili course at the State University of Zanzibar. We will take weekly field trips around the island and conduct biology field labs on the Indian Ocean's spectacular coral reefs. March and part of April will be spent inland, in the small city of Arusha, where you will take classes and learn about life in an African town. Each student will complete a 1-credit internship with a local NGO, business, or government office. From our base in Arusha we will take several overnight trips to destinations such as a Maasai boma and a rural village on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. We will also go on a safari to the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater. A highlight of the trip will be the opportunity to conduct biology field labs while camping just south of the gorgeous Tarangire National Park. The last weeks of the semester will be spent in the major city of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's commercial capital. While there we will go on walking tours of the city's historic streets, we will meet with representatives from the country's major political parties, and we will visit markets and a major factory. We will also take trips to the US embassy and the country's Peace Corps headquarters. This trip provides an unforgettable opportunity to learn about one of the world's most fascinating - and rapidly developing - countries. Courses offered: Swahili (4 credits) Core 350 (4 credits) Contemporary East Africa (3 credits, Social Science Gen Ed or Upper-Division Political Science


Approximate Cost

16 Credits

Dr. Megan Hershey