The Experiment: Tanzania - Coastal and Maasai Cultures

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Learn Swahili, complete community service, live with host families, and explore the Ngorongoro Conservation Area during a summer abroad in Tanzania.Travel from Dar es Salaam along the Tanzanian coast to Tanga, Arusha, and the Ngorongoro Conservati... read more

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As we have gone to restaurants, to museums, and even a cave, our group of 20 has soon started to become a close-knit family. This statement could not be any more correct when my group gave me my first swimming lesson in the Indian Ocean. As my group leader Carly and my friend Luke lead me into the water with a life jacket, the r... - Choate Rosemary Hall View Entire Review
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Learn Swahili, complete community service, live with host families, and explore the Ngorongoro Conservation Area during a summer abroad in Tanzania.

Travel from Dar es Salaam along the Tanzanian coast to Tanga, Arusha, and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, experiencing the diversity of Tanzania’s cultures, ethnic groups, and environments on this immersive high school summer abroad program. Learn about Swahili culture and Tanzanian arts while meeting with educators, artists, and musicians. Learn Swahili through the program’s formal and informal language instruction, and practice your language skills with your host family and other Tanzanians you meet throughout the program. Together with your group, you will participate in a series of community-driven service projects, such as teaching English in a rural school or engaging in an ecosystem management project.

Experience the vast differences between urban and rural Tanzania and the country’s diverse ethnic communities. During your stay in the coastal city of Tanga, learn about the role of Islam in Tanzanian culture and wake up to the morning calls to prayer. During the program’s first homestay, experience daily life in a Swahili coastal community; then, travel into the bush to experience Maasai culture during the program’s 10-day stay in a Maasai village.

As your Tanzania Experiment unfolds, you will witness the country’s changing landscapes and breathtaking beauty. Visit the foothills of Mount Meru, the second-largest mountain in Tanzania. Go on daylong game drives to see baboons, hippos, giraffes, elephants, and lions, and take eco-safaris at Arusha National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater.

US citizens require a visa for this program. Participants will work with The Experiment’s visa agency to acquire and pay for a visa.
Community Service Certificate: At the conclusion of this program, participants will earn a community service certificate noting how many hours of community service they completed.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
High School
Program Length(s):
  • Summer
  • Short Term
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • African Studies
  • Area, Ethnic and Group Studies
  • Environmental Studies
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