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!


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.


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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Megan Lee
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Study Abroad in Tanzania

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SFS Tanzania: Carnivores of the African Plains (Summer II)

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