IPSL has designed and delivered international programs focusing on experiential learning, ethical service & engaged research for 37 years. The IPSL Institute for Global Learning is authorized to offer academic credit, issue official transcript...
As a parent I got to experience my daughter's amazing growth. After her semester ended I met her in Tanzania and got to live with her host family for the weekend before taking my daughter on safari and seeing the Country. It was such a joy to be welcomed as part of her extended family and really get a taste of the amazing semest...
- California State University - Northridge
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This program changed my life in so many ways. It changes how you look at the world and the culture you live in, and you realize that Americans have so much to be thankful for that other people don't have, yet these other people are so much more content with their lives.
- Eckerd College
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I learned that there is time for everything if you're willing help out. It was totally worthwhile.
- Midway College
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IPSL has designed and delivered international programs focusing on experiential learning, ethical service & engaged research for 37 years. The IPSL Institute for Global Learning is authorized to offer academic credit, issue official transcripts and confer diplomas through the Master's level. IPSL programs combine credit-bearing coursework, ethical volunteer service and advocacy research opportunities abroad to provide a meaningful and impactful study abroad experience.
Tanzania is a mix of more than 120 ethnic groups, the majority of whom speak Bantu languages, including Kiswahili, the official language. Major religions include Christianity, Islam, Hinduism along with tribal traditions. Tanzania has much to offer - amazing wildlife parks, unique marine ecosystems, spice islands, tropical beaches, the highest mountain in Africa and a rich cultural heritage.
This program’s curriculum combines a Swahili Language & Culture course with a wide selection of elective courses (taught in English) that focus on public health, international development and economics, diplomacy, conflict resolution, security, urban planning and education, and international relations, along with substantial opportunities for volunteer service in the community. Students also take the “Introduction to COSA” (Community Organizing and Social Activism) and “COSA in Arusha”. IPSL students are integrated with African students and are taught by African professors, making for a rich cultural immersion experience. Service-learning placements are organized at various NGOs, humanitarian organizations, schools, museums, laboratories and clinics.
Volunteer opportunities may include: · Education · Environment · Humanitarian Aid · International Relations · Leisure/Recreation · Medicine/Health · Social Services · Orphanages Students live with a Tanzanian family and most meals are included. An integral part of the program, the homestay offers you the opportunity to make life-long friends, gain higher proficiency in the language, and experience the culture from "the inside." Time spent in the city studying, volunteering and living with a Tanzanian family is combined with opportunities to explore the National Parks as well as the urban environment of Arusha and surrounding northern Tanzanian villages.
Excursions may include: · Arusha city tour · Tarangire National Park · A 3-night trip to Nairobi, Kenya (semester only) to include Nairobi National Museum, Elephant orphanage and Giraffe center
Potential independent excursions: · Dar es Salaam · Zanzibar (the Spice Islands) · Mt. Meru · Mt. Kilimanjaro
IPSL is a registered Social Benefit Organization with over 83% of profits directly returned to the people, communities & NGOs they partner with abroad.