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Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Program Type: study abroad
GPA Requirement: 2.5 Housing: Homestay, Hotel
Fields of Study: African Culture Studies, Anthropological Linguistics, Anthropology, Economics, Environmental Science, Foreign Languages & Literature, General Health Studies, Geography, Geology, History, Human Development & Family Studies, International Studies, Multiculture Studies, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Women's Studies Language of Instruction: English, Swahili
Program Description:

Community Development, Language + Culture

IRINGA, TANZANIA

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Program Overview

Embark on an exploration of challenges facing Tanzania, including sanitation, disease, hunger, poor education, gender inequality, climate change, HIV, water issues, and deforestation. Through fascinating coursework and activities with locals, you'll learn about issues impacting Tanzanian communities, design and carry out an original research project, volunteer at a local non-governmental organization, and gain a basic proficiency in Swahili.

Unique Experiences

EXPLORE THE ECONOMIC EPICENTER

Dar es Salaam; the mid-sized town of Iringa; and the rural district of Mufindi or Kilolo.

PARTICIPATE IN A FOUR-WEEK FIELD STUDY

homestay during your field study experience at an NGO that addresses public health, education, and social welfare issues in rural Tanzania.

CARRY OUT YOUR OWN RESEARCH

project studying a topic that you are passionate about.

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Excursions & Activities

  • Travel to Lake Nyasa to see the Livingstone mountains plunge into the Rift Valley.
  • Visit the Isimila Stone Age site to examine archaeological artifacts from human habitation more than 100,000 years ago.
  • Go on safari within the Ruaha National Park to see ecological preservation in action.
  • Visit the Udzungwa Mountains, where the highest waterfall in Tanzania plunges into a protected wetland next to miles of sugar plantations.

Projects

Volunteering. Spend four weeks volunteering at an NGO that addresses public health, education, and social welfare issues in rural Tanzania.


What's Included

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Orientation – an introduction to Tanzanian culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host country and city
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!

GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.

Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.

Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.

Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.

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Why CIEE

  • 200+ study abroad programs in 40+ countries
  • $8 million in scholarships offered each year
  • 1 in 3 students receives a scholarship
  • Study tours and cultural activities included
  • Internships and volunteering opportunities
  • Rigorous academics
  • Cultural immersion
  • iNext travel insurance included

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2020 03/25/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.