How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?
We stayed at a very nice guest house (hostel) that had single and double rooms with showers that had hot water for a brief period of time in the evening. I did not expect the privacy or comfort that Amizade provided us through this guest house. What was even better was that the guest house had several Tanzanians and Ugandans staying there, which allowed us to talk, relax and learn informally even at our guest house.
* Social & Cultural Integration:
How integrated did you feel with the local culture?
Daily interactions with NGO's and community residents along with special visits to local hospitals, clinics, coffee co-ops, rural farms made the program and incredible experience that not only allowed me to learn about the Karagwe District, but more importantly connected me to a community that I would never have known existed. The program's mixture of formal learning/discussion, informal/formal experiential learning, free time exploration, and reflection provokes thought about your abroad experience.
We finished our trip with a once in a lifetime excursion that included an overnight ferry ride over Lake Victoria, a safari through the Serengeti Plains and the Ngorogoro Crater, and a few days on the beautiful picturesque beaches of Zanzibar Island.