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  • Locations: Iringa, Tanzania
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
  • Restrictions: UNCW applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2020 04/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission 08/22/2020 12/10/2020
Spring 2021 10/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Program Type: Study Abroad
Provider: CIEE Field of Study: African Studies, Anthropology, Culture, Developmental Sciences, Earth Science, Economics, Education, Environmental Science, Gender Studies, Geography, Health & Human Services, Health Science, History, Humanities, International Relations, Internships, Linguistics, Other Language & Literature, Psychology, Public Health, Social Work, Sociology, Urban Studies, Women's Studies
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Advisor: Luis Santiago
Program Description:

Community Development, Language + Culture

IRINGA, TANZANIA

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Program Overview

Explore the challenges facing Tanzania, including sanitation, disease, education, gender inequality, climate change, and deforestation. Take courses in English at CIEE Iringa, conduct research to explore community development needs, and volunteer at an NGO that addresses public health, education, and social welfare issues in rural Tanzania. Come away knowing how to speak basic Kiswahili, and that you made a difference in the lives of others. All courses are complemented with CIEE co-curricular activities and excursions beyond the city to enhance classroom learning and provide intercultural understanding.

Unique Experiences

EXPLORE THE ECONOMIC EPICENTER

Dar es Salaam; the mid-sized town of Iringa; and the rural district of Mufindi or Kilolo.

PARTICIPATE IN A FOUR-WEEK FIELD STUDY

homestay during your field study experience at an NGO that addresses public health, education, and social welfare issues in rural Tanzania.

CARRY OUT YOUR OWN RESEARCH

project studying a topic that you are passionate about.

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Excursions & Activities

  • Travel to Lake Nyasa to see the Livingstone mountains plunge into the Rift Valley.
  • Visit the Isimila Stone Age site to examine archaeological artifacts from human habitation more than 100,000 years ago.
  • Go on safari within the Ruaha National Park to see ecological preservation in action.
  • Visit the Udzungwa Mountains, where the highest waterfall in Tanzania plunges into a protected wetland next to miles of sugar plantations.

Projects

Volunteering. Spend four weeks volunteering at an NGO that addresses public health, education, and social welfare issues in rural Tanzania.


What's Included

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Orientation – an introduction to Tanzanian culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host country and city
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

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Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.

Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.

Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.

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Why CIEE

  • 200+ study abroad programs in 40+ countries
  • $8 million in scholarships offered each year
  • 1 in 3 students receives a scholarship
  • Study tours and cultural activities included
  • Internships and volunteering opportunities
  • Rigorous academics
  • Cultural immersion
  • iNext travel insurance included

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