Program Details

Tanzania semester students enroll in three or four courses worth three credits each, to earn a total of twelve to fifteen credits during the term. The optional three credits are dedicated to Swahili language instruction, in which students are accommodated
Location:
Dodoma, Tanzania, United Republic of
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Academic Year, Fall Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:
Spend a semester living in rural Africa; study sustainable development and community and international development; develop Swahili skills; explore the reality of development work through a field placement with a community organization; and explore the country and culture through field trips and community events.

Tanzania semester students enroll in three or four courses worth three credits each, to earn a total of twelve to fifteen credits during the term. The optional three credits are dedicated to Swahili language instruction, in which students are accommodated at all levels of language learning, from introductory to advanced. The remaining courses include Sustainable Development; Global Service-Learning, and Professional Field Placements. Together, these courses provide theoretical insights and practical experience in, critical pedagogy, political ecology, and sustainable development.

Setting Description:
Amizade has cooperated with community organizations in Karagwe District, Tanzania since 2003. The Karagwe District covers a large area between the west coast of Lake Victoria and the eastern boarder of Rwanda. A mountain range with heights near 4,500 feet exists through much of the region. Temperatures are often very comfortable and temperate, and the region typically experiences cycles of dry and rainy seasons. As a Tanzania semester student, you will challenge yourself. You will study abroad in a region most Americans will never see, nor imagine accurately. You will live in a resource-scarce rural environment, and you will also have opportunities to experience urban Africa. You’ll be able to begin introductory Swahili, and you’ll struggle through the intellectual challenges of global ethics. You’ll work with non-government organizations committed to locally-driven development in a variety of ways, and you’ll have the opportunity to consider your experiences with an established devel

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