Tanzania: You have to go! Past Review

By (Biology, General., Tufts University) for

SIT Study Abroad: Tanzania - Wildlife Conservation and Political Ecology

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Beyond worthwile

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Very different- SIT is much more experiential learning based

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program


* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

This is not a fine dining experience. Food is scarce, learn to be glad you're getting anything at all. The markets, especially fruit ones, are amazing, though!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

the whole program is memorable cultural events and amazing field trips. Literally, you're never in a classroom.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Very safe except non-violent pickpocketing

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes


* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Bring more money then you think you need! You have a locker to leave valuables and extra cash in that's safe.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? none
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Language acquisition improvement?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Other
  • Hotel
  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

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  • Other
  • Host Family
  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? It's very helpful if you're comfortable outdoors/in uncomfortable situations. Do this program- you see some of the most famous natural areas in the world, and go on safaris that would be otherwise prohibitibly expensive!