IPSL: Tanzania - Global Health & Human Rights

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  • Location(s): Arusha, Tanzania
  • Program Type(s): Study Abroad, Volunteer, Intensive Language, Gap Year, Graduate Program, Research

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IPSL has designed and delivered international programs focusing on experiential learning, ethical service and engaged research for 37 years. Now the independent IPSL Institute for Global Learning is authorized to offer academic credit, issue offic... read more

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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 View Entire Review
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 View Entire Review
August 11, 2016 A Trip Wroth Taking.
I learned that there is time for everything if you're willing help out. It was totally worthwhile. - Midway College View Entire Review

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IPSL has designed and delivered international programs focusing on experiential learning, ethical service and engaged research for 37 years. Now the independent IPSL Institute for Global Learning is authorized to offer academic credit, issue official transcripts and confer diplomas through the Master's level.

Tanzania is a mixture of more than 120 ethnic groups, the majority of whom speak Bantu languages, including Kiswahili, the official language. Major religions include Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and 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.  

The 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. 

Some service-learning opportunities include:


  • Education


  • Environment


  • Humanitarian Aid


  • International Relations


  • Leisure/Recreation


  • Medicine/Health


  • Social Services


  • Orphanages 

Students live with a Tanzanian family. Full board is 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 Include:
Arusha City Tour
Tarangire National Park
Nairobi National Museum & Elephant Orphanage (Semester Only)
A 3-night trip to Nairobi, Kenya to visit the Elephant orphanage, Giraffe center and Nairobi National museum.  

Other Opportunities for independent Excursions
Dar es Salaam
Zanzibar - The Spice Islands!
Mt. Meru or Mt. Kilimanjaro 

 IPSL is a B-Corp (Social Benefit Organization) with over 83% of profits directly returned to the people, communities & NGOs they partner with abroad.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Volunteer
Intensive Language
Gap Year
Graduate Program
Research
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
  • Custom
  • Short Term
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • African Studies
  • Environmentall Engineering
  • Environmental Studies
  • Foods and Nutrition
  • History
  • Natural Resources, Conservation
  • African Languages, Literature
  • Agricultural Public Services
  • Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology
  • Economics
  • Environmental Law
  • Environmental Science
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Geography
  • Housing and Human Environments
  • Human Development, Family Studies
  • International Law
  • Literature
  • Natural Resources and Conservation
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Peace Studies, Conflict Resolution
  • Psychology
  • Rehabilitation Professions
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Year Founded:
1981
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