Study Abroad in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
STUDY at the University of Dar es Salaam and gain real world experience through service-learning courses and internships with local and international NGOs.
LIVE in a country that features a rich tapestry of peoples and cultures that stretch hundreds of years and have dozens of different ethnic groups, religions, and historical traditions.
EXPLORE the snows of Kilimanjaro, the great plains of the Serengeti, and the sandy beaches of Zanzibar, and Dar es Salaam. This city is a reeming, coastal metropolis with many activities and sights to see.
REFLECT on life as a global citizen by participating in volunteer opportunities teaching English, math, and technology in the Jesuit High School in Dar es Salaam.
Dar es Salaam Study Center
The University of Dar es Salaam is the oldest public university in Tanzania, and enjoys an outstanding reputation for scholarship. Many of the faculty have been educated in the U.S. and Europe, and the university hosts several hundred visiting exchange students each year. Upon arrival, students will receive an intensive cultural and language orientation so they can successfully navigate life in Tanzania.
Students live on campus with faculty and/or staff in private residences on the 2000 acre University of Dar es salaam campus. A private room and two meals a day are included in the total program cost. The host families are experienced in extending their hospitality, having hosted many American and European students in the past. Students seeking a more traditional student experience can live in the University dormitories and share a room with a Tanzanian student. The University, which is located approximately 10 miles outside the city center, is built on a high promontory overlooking the city and the harbor beyond. Though close to shopping and the attractions of the city center, the campus is peaceful and relaxed in contrast to the bustle of the urban core. The grounds of the University are also patrolled by a professional police force that ensure the safety and security of the campus community.
Students participating in the Fairfield program take four or five courses (12-15 credits) per semester; one of these must focus on Tanzanian or East African content. Click here to view course offerings.
For more detailed information regarding costs of program, inclusions, scholarships and financial aid information, please refer to the the Study Abroad Financial Aid and Scholarship Information link.
- 2.8 GPA
- Sophomore or Junior
- Not be on academic or disciplinary probation