- Arusha, Tanzania, United Republic of; Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, United Republic of
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- High School
- Program Description:
Discover Tanzania’s natural beauty as you travel from the coast to the interior grasslands. Experience African traditions, work on a community service project, and spot incredible wildlife on safari.
Your African experience begins when you land in Tanzania’s capital, Dar es Salaam, where you will explore the city on a bike tour with visits to markets, coffee brewers, food vendors, and artists. As your Experiment unfolds, you will witness the country’s changing landscapes and breathtaking beauty, starting with a trip to Arusha for a safari to look for elephants, lions, giraffes, hippos, and baboons in their natural habitat.
You will learn about traditional African culture and arts while meeting with educators, artists, and musicians. Learn basic Swahili language skills and practice with your host family and local Tanzanians. You will participate in a series of community service projects aimed at improving the livelihoods of the villagers, such as teaching English, renovating a school or planting 500 cashew trees, one of the local cash crops.
Expect to experience the vast differences between urban and rural Tanzania as well as the country’s diverse ethnic communities. During your first homestay in the coastal city of Tanga, you will learn about the role of Islam in
Tanzanian culture and sail in a traditional dhow along the beach. A Maasai tribe will welcome you into its community as you camp in a group of mud huts, known as boma. In the morning, take in the spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, then, in the evening, sit under the stars around a campfire discussing important issues that impact indigenous communities.
Wrap up your journey as you spot more African wildlife on a final safari at the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Known for being the best place to see animal migration, you can expect to see myriad wildlife as your Experiment comes to a close.
To learn more about this program, visit experiment.org/TZS.
At the conclusion of this program, each student will earn a community service certificate noting the number of hours of community service completed.
- Setting Description:
- As your Tanzania Experiment unfolds, witness the country’s changing landscapes and breathtaking beauty. Visit the foothills of Mt. Meru, the second-largest mountain in Tanzania. Go on daylong game drives to see baboons, hippos, giraffes, elephants, and lions, and take eco-safaris at Arusha National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater. Orientation: Dar es Salaam, 4 days Homestays: Swahili coastal community,* 9 days; Maasai community,* 10 days Other Accommodations: Hotels, community center, camping * Homestay locations can vary.
Additional Program Information
- Scholarships Description:
- Need based financial aid from $250 to $3,000
Based on 5 Reviews
- Never Forgotten09/01/17
The trip to Tanzania was an amazing experience that I will always remember. The trip gave me sight into my future career of becoming an international English teacher. The time I spent teaching the students at the schools inspired me and gave me the little
push to see that this is what i truly love doing. I made many connections on the trip that I will never forget, and I even got offered a internship there which I will definitely take up on in the up in coming years after college.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Go to Tanzania!!!09/01/17
This trip was the best experience of my life so far. It was so beautiful and eyeopening.I bought back so much knowledge, built life-long bonds, faced fears, stepped out my comfort zone, and most of all had fun. I would definitely go back and do plan on
going back and I hope next year’s group enjoys it as much as I did.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Full Immerson08/28/17
My summer in Tanzania was truly amazing. To be quite honest, Tanzania was nothing like I imagined it to be. While all my friends were going to Spain, France, and other European countries to enhance their language skills, I was having the time of my life
in Tanzania. It's definitely a different type of program. Not many people have the opportunity to travel to and experience life in an African country, and those who haven't will never be able to understand your experience completely. Tanzania is such a culturally rich place with their preservation of traditional tribes, captivating music industry, and beautiful art and carvings. The people are so welcoming and they have the kindest hearts. We took on everything one day at a time. Everything is "pole pole." I think that going on this trip before my senior year of high school really allowed me to reassess myself and my values. Overall, this trip taught me so much about myself and expanded my perspective on many issues. It's really the place to form a pure connection with the people and enjoy the beautiful nature and culture.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- TANZANIA TANZANIA08/14/17
My trip to Tanzania was unforgettable. I experienced many thing that I will remember for the rest of my life. I had many highlights throughout my trip but one of my favorite parts was staying with my home stay families. I love children and I got really
close to my little sisters from the moment I met them. It was really hard to say goodbye to them. I'm thankful for my home stay families because they taught me a lot about there culture and traditions. I know I wouldn't have learned as much as what they have taught me, just by reading a textbook in a classroom. I got to experience there way of life and I stepped out of my comfort zone to do so. Another part I enjoyed from this trip was The safaris. I took many beautify pictures of the wild life animals. Spending a full day outside in the nature, looking at all the animals was just incredible. Overall my experience was amazing and I am so thankful to have been a part of the EIL 2017 Tanzania group.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Tanzania: A Cultural and Language Program12/07/16
This past summer I went on a five week trip to Tanzania with eleven other students I had never met before and it was an invaluable experience. This trip was focused on language and cultural discovery so we would have daily Swahili lessons and were always
learning about the new areas we traveled to. As a group we really clicked right away, none of us knew each other before but when you are with new people in a new place it is very easy to relate and connect. Our two group leaders also really helped with bonding and debriefing after days filled with excitement, we would talk about questions we might have about this new place, or funny stories that happened from the day. Our group was filled of many different personalities but we were able to connect and relate. One of my favorite parts of the trip was the home stay, we got to stay in a small coastal village with a family, we ate meals together and would spend whole days without seeing the other group members. At first this was scary, having to be with a family that didn’t know English very well and I didn’t know their language very well wither but it ended up being the best and most memorable experience. We saw elephants, beautiful mountains, artwork, performances, this trip was just filled with so many learning experiences and amazing things. The Experiment really focuses on being students and not tourists and I really enjoyed that aspect, we weren’t standing on the sidelines observing, we were relating, getting involved, and asking questions about the real culture.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend