Program Details

The semester, summer, and academic year curriculum offers a wide selection of courses (taught in English) and internships (business, media, humanitarian, clinical, research, etc.). Courses are held at the University of Dar-es-Salaam (UDES), and KiSwahili
Location:
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, United Republic of
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
The University at Albany partners with KEI (Knowledge Exchange Institute) to offer a study abroad option in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The local host university is University of Dar es Salaam (UDES)and Kiswahili na Utamaduni (KIU). The option allows students to immerse themselves in the eastern African culture by living in this vibrant city of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's economic, cultural and educational center. Students can choose from a variety of courses taught in English at the local host universities. Internship and community service opportunities are also available. Optional intensive Swahili courses are available at an additional cost.

The semester, summer, and academic year curriculum offers a wide selection of courses (taught in English) and internships (business, media, humanitarian, clinical, research, etc.). Courses are held at the University of Dar-es-Salaam (UDES), and KiSwahili na Utamaduni (KIU). UAlbany students are integrated with Tanzanian and international students at the university. Internships are organized at various companies, NGOs, humanitarian organizations and clinics. Students can enroll in up to 18 credits (21 credits with Intensive Swahili option) per semester and up to 36 credits per academic year (Fall and Spring semesters). Most courses are 3 semester credits. Science and clinical courses with a lab are 4 credits. Internships are 3 to 6 credits, depending on time commitment. Optional Intensive Swahili courses are offered for a total of 120 hours per semester (additional fee applies). Students who choose this option enroll in 9 credits of Swahili Language (offered by KIU) plus 12 credits at UDES and/or MUCHS.

Our goal is to make study abroad as affordable as possible. Please see our website for more details.
Setting Description:
The program offers two housing options: homestay and residence hall. Homestays are organized with families of UDES professors, administrators and support staff. Most of the host families live on-campus of UDES, making it a convenient option for students. Most bedrooms are double-occupancy. Students have access to the bathroom, kitchen and living area. Homestays are strongly recommended. Most UDES residence halls are coed, although there are several that are only open to female and male students. Rooms are double occupancy. Five to ten rooms share a common bathroom on the floor. Housing standards in Dar and the quality of rooms are much lower than in developed countries. For this reason we recommend homestays.
Cost:
Our goal is to make study abroad as affordable as possible. Please see our website for more details.

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