Program Details

The focus of this service-learning experience is for students to expand their own knowledge while at the same time helping to educate local community members in HIV/AIDS prevention, food security and rural sustainable agriculture. This 15-week program in
Location:
Arusha, Tanzania, United Republic of
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Jointly run by University at Albany and Global Service Corps, this program provides a unique opportunity for students to have a true intercultural experience through living and working with the people of Tanzania. You will live with a local host family who will generously introduce you to the culture, traditions and cuisine of Tanzania. During rural community development assignments, you will also have opportunities to experience camping in rural areas where you will be working with Maasai groups and other indigenous cultures. You will learn first-hand about very different perspectives on life, family, time, wealth, nature and religion. Best of all, you will feel the sense of satisfaction that comes from giving something back to these wonderful people who have given you so much. And you will still have the chance to travel and sight-see on your weekends, including a daylong safari excursion hosted by GSC.

The focus of this service-learning experience is for students to expand their own knowledge while at the same time helping to educate local community members in HIV/AIDS prevention, food security and rural sustainable agriculture. This 15-week program includes six weeks of classroom training and nine weeks of field work. Students will work closely with the 36 GSC Tanzania staff members and participate in three weeks of orientation and academic training to prepare them for the following nine weeks of group projects as they take on roles as staff assistants and trainers in community development work. The final three weeks of the program will consist of academic classes in which students will integrate their academic work and field experiences, culminating in final group presentations of their projects as well as required academic papers.

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Setting Description:
Program participants will spend the first few days of their program living in a comfortable local hostel. The following eight weeks will be spent living with a local Tanzanian host family as home base. Participants will also camp in villages or stay in local guest houses along with Global Service Corps staff while providing rural training.
Cost:
Our goal is to make study abroad as affordable as possible. Please see our website for more details.

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