Program Details

Discover Tanzania’s natural beauty as you travel from the coast to the interior grasslands. Experience African traditions, spot incredible wildlife on safari, and work on a community service project.
Location:
Arusha, Tanzania, United Republic of; Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, United Republic of
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
High School
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

Experience African wildlife as you go on two safari adventures, the first in Arusha National Park, home to thousands of pink flamingos, giraffes, zebras, spotted hyenas, and numerous bird species. The second safari will come as you wrap up your Experiment journey at the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you’ll have a chance to spot elephants, lions, hippos, and baboons in their natural habitat.

But first, your adventure begins 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 journey unfolds, you will witness the country’s changing landscapes and breathtaking beauty. Travel to Arusha to take in the majestic views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. You will learn about traditional African culture and arts while meeting with educators, artists, and musicians. You will also learn basic Swahili language skills and practice with your host family and local Tanzanians. Participate in a series of community service projects such as teaching English, renovating a school, or planting 500 cashew trees, one of the local cash crops.

Experience the vast differences between urban and rural Tanzania as well as the country’s diverse ethnic communities through two homestays. During your first homestay in the village of Stahabu, 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 for your second homestay, where you will camp in a group of mud huts, known as boma. In the morning, herd goats with your host family and learn traditional beading for making Maasai jewelry; then, in the evening, sit under the stars around a campfire discussing important issues that impact indigenous communities.

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.
Cost:
$6020 USD. $6020

Additional Program Information

Scholarships:
Yes
Scholarships Description:
Need based financial aid from $250 to $2,200

Program Reviews

Overall Rating

5.0

Based on 7 Reviews

  • Tanzania ❤
    5.0
    09/02/18

    weeks in Tanzania. For some people that would have seemed like such a long time, yet for me. I was ready to spend the next 5 years there. From the safaris, to the beaches, the homestay, the Maasai, the mural, the songs, and the streets, to the love and

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • My Experience at Tanznaia
    5.0
    09/01/18

    Traveling to Tanzania was truly a memorable experience for me. The moment we arrived to Dar es Salaam I felt good about where I would be for the next days. The first week while we were there i can't express in words how much we were able to do. We went

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Never Forgotten
    5.0
    09/01/17

    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

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Go to Tanzania!!!
    5.0
    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

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Full Immerson
    5.0
    08/28/17

    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

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • TANZANIA TANZANIA
    5.0
    08/14/17

    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

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Tanzania: A Cultural and Language Program
    5.0
    12/07/16

    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

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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