Study Abroad in Tanzania

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Studying in Tanzania means getting up close and personal with the African way of living. Whether you are interning and working alongside Tanzanians, appreciating the African wilderness from the back porch of your home-stay, or getting up close and personal with all of Tanzania’s incredible wildlife, you are bound to have an experience unlike any other. Take advantage of this unique opportunity, study abroad in Tanzania!

Wanting to stick to the capital or head to the bush? Choose a program that is located in a place you won't mind "calling home" for a few weeks!

Dodoma

Tanzania's capital and biggest city, Dodoma is a popular location for international students. There are two universities here: St Johns University of Tanzania, owned by the Anglican Church of Tanzania, and University of Dodoma. Both offer many programs for international students, but students interested in international development efforts in agriculture, politics, and finance will be most pleased by their offerings.

Iringa

Safari lovers unite! This small, hospitable town is located just a few hours from the country's largest national Park, Ruaha, in the heart of the Tanzanian wilderness. A study abroad program here allows for a more immersive experience for students. Witnessing Africa's "Big 5" up close is only one of the town's many perks!

Sure, many different types of study abroad programs operate in Tanzania, but what does that mean for you?! Essentially, you have choices. Take advantage of the opportunity to decide which provider best suits your goals and budget for your experience! Research is key here.

Here are the most important factors to consider when choosing a study abroad program in Tanzania.

1) Language Are you interested in deepening your knowledge of a foreign language? Don't rest on those English laurels! Instead, pick a program that will allow you to study the Swahili language (and finally make sense of the lyrics to many songs in "The Lion King!"). Being able to converse, even casually, in the local tongue will help you to better connect with the Tanzanian people.

2) Housing Different programs will offer different accommodation options to their students. Some will organize all of your housing in a local hotel, others will organize a homestay for you with a family, and still others may only set up camping excursions (now's as good a time as ever to get down with nature!). If you're not up for spending every night under the stars or sharing a bathroom, be choosey with the program you select. No sense in exasperating discomfort!

3) Immersion and Cultural Activities It's likely that your study abroad program will include a fun itinerary of social activities to fill up your weekend calendars. Whether they are day trips to museums or craft shops or longer, more in depth excursions (a weekend in Kilimanjaro, anyone?!), these trips are likely to compliment your studies and further your understandings of the Tanzanian culture! Find a program that offers the type of activities that YOU are pumped to participate in.

Talk about a LOOOOOONG, expensive flight! If you are looking for a way to lessen the financial burden of your study abroad experience, high tail it over to these websites and try your luck on some scholarship money.

Contributed by Megan Lee

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Tanzania

The School for Field Studies
The School for Field Studies (SFS) offers semester and summer programs for students interested in studying abroad in Tanzania...

Tanzania

Global Engagement Institute
Are you passionate about global health and the survival of newborn babies? And would you like to volunteer your time and skil...

Zambia

Edutours Africa
Edutours Africa customizes academic and non - academic faculty-led programs across 13 countries in Southern and East Africa f...

Tanzania

GEO Study Abroad
The Intensive Swahili in Zanzibar program offers you an opportunity to learn the most widely spoken African language, Swahili...

Tanzania

Edutours Africa
The 4 week Community Public Health study abroad program, starting 15 July 2018, in partnership with a number of medical facil...

Tanzania

Projects Abroad
Swahili Language Course in Tanzania with Projects Abroad is a great way to experience and learn about a unique culture. The S...

Tanzania

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CIEE
Take part in a hands-on exploration of the challenges and issues facing Tanzania today, including sanitation, malaria, hunger...

Tanzania

SIT Study Abroad
Explore the balance between ecological concerns and socioeconomic objectives in the vast wilderness expanses of northern Tanz...

Tanzania

SIT Study Abroad
Examine coastal ecology and natural resource management in one of the most remarkable areas of the world: Zanzibar and the is...

Tanzania

Summer School University of Edinburgh
If you would like to learn Swahili in its natural environment, but with a world-renowned institution of higher education, thi...

Tanzania

IPSL (International Partnership for Service)
Students will have the opportunity to get a rich, traditional Tanzanian experience by living in beautiful Arusha - a traditio...

Tanzania

Amizade
Learn about political ecology and women’s rights in the African country of Tanzania! Amizade provides an invaluable opportuni...

Tanzania

KEI Abroad
Study abroad this year with the Knowledge Exchange Institute (KEI) in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. Tanzania's history dates as fa...

Tanzania

Holbrook Travel
Come study abroad in Tanzania with Holbrook Travel! On this trip you will be able to see unique African wildlife like herds o...

Tanzania

IPSL (International Partnership for Service)
The IPSL/CWU Research in Action Tanzania program offers the opportunity for students to study, serve, and conduct research in...