Tanzania

Intensive Swahili in Zanzibar

The Intensive Swahili in Zanzibar program offers you an opportunity to learn the most widely spoken African language, Swahili. You will study the language at an accelerated pace through daily classes and full immersion into Swahili culture, history, politics and religion on the island of Zanzibar off the coast of Tanzania. The program can accommodate all levels of Swahili speakers (from first year to fourth year), and no prior experience is required. During this eight-week program, you will earn 16 academic credits from the University of Oregon. A University of Oregon faculty member from...

SIT: Coastal Ecology and Natural Resource Management in Stone Town

SIT semester programs include the following components: one-week orientation, intensive language study, homestay (in urban and rural areas), thematic seminar, field methods seminar, independent study project (last month of program), and program evaluation. In the program, you will examine coastal ecology and natural resource management in one of the most remarkable areas of the world: Zanzibar and the islands of the Western Indian Ocean. The region's geographic location and distinct ecological conditions allow you to study specific environmental topics, including tropical forest management...

CIEE: Community Development, Language, and Culture in Iringa

The Community Development, Language, and Culture study abroad program allows you to gain a background in community development while taking Kiswahili language and additional CIEE courses taught by faculty from the University of Iringa. The use of Kiswahili will allow you to communicate more effectively and openly with members of the communities in which they are completing their field work. While in Iringa, you will engage with local NGOs and other community-based organizations and go on a series of community development site visits to see theory in action. Additionally, as part of the CIEE...

SIT: Wildlife Conservation and Political Ecology in Arusha

SIT semester programs include the following components: one-week orientation, intensive language study, homestay (in urban and rural areas), thematic seminar, field methods seminar, independent study project (last month of program), and program evaluation. Develop insight into the delicate balance between socioeconomic goals and ecological concerns in the vast wilderness expanses of Tanzania. Home to Serengeti National Park—the site of the largest wildlife migration on earth—Tanzania features tropical, temperate, and alpine forests. Ngorongoro Crater, a 12-mile-wide extinct volcano, is one of...
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