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  • Locations: Zanzibar, Tanzania
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2022 05/31/2022 ** 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:
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Homestay Class Standing: 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior
Program Type: Field Placement, Study
Program Description:

SIT Study Abroad Tanzania: Climate Change and Sustainability, Mount Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar

 NOTE: SIT will make every effort to maintain its programs as described. To respond to emergent situations, like COVID-19, SIT may have to modify programs. Visit the SIT website for more details.

Study climate change, its human impacts, and national and local solutions in northern and coastal Tanzania.

WHY STUDY IN TANZANIA?

Tanzania’s diverse ecology provides an extraordinary backdrop in which to explore climate change. You’ll traverse the country starting in Zanzibar, where you’ll learn about coral reef conservation. In the interior mountains, study tropical forest management and examine the climatology, ecology, and hydrology of the extinct volcano in Kilimanjaro National Park, including its two glaciers. In Ngorongoro Conservation Area, visit the largest intact collapsed volcano outside Indonesia, and investigate how climate change affects migrating wildlife such as zebras and wildebeests. Throughout your journey, you’ll also consider solutions to issues posed by climate change, meeting with farmers, foresters, fishermen, community leaders, and nongovernmental organizations. In addition to learning from SIT’s world-class faculty, you also will speak with experts through SIT’s extensive regional networks, including government departments in Zanzibar the Institute of Marine Sciences in Zanzibar, and College of African Wildlife Management, Mweka, in Moshi.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Survey climate change across coastlines, mountains, and grasslands.
  • Explore the Zanzibar Archipelago and the lush forests of the Usambara Mountains.
  • Investigate how climate change affects migrating wildlife and coastal reefs.
  • Observe fauna, such as black rhinoceri, lions, elephants, and wildebeests.
 
Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website for details on the program courses (including syllabi), educational excursions, and housing.

KEY TOPICS

  • Diverse perspectives on education in urban and rural contexts
  • Legacy of apartheid in the educational system and current challenges
  • Education policy and how education affects the country’s development
  • South Africa’s political system, crime rate, and overall condition
  • Issues of gender, sexuality, and HIV/AIDS in the context of education
  • Multicultural learning and the “demise” of outcomes-based education

MONEY MATTERS

Be sure to discuss how study abroad costs are handled at your school with your study abroad advisor.  

SIT tuition and room and board fees include the following:
  • All educational costs, including educational excursions
  • All accommodations and meals for the full program duration
  • Transportation to and from the airport, and on all educational excursions
  • Health and accident insurance

SCHOLARSHIPS

  • SIT awards nearly $1.6 million in scholarships and grants annually.
  • All scholarships and grants are need-based.
  • Awards generally range from $500 to $5,000.  
  • Contact the financial aid and/or study abroad office(s) at your college or university to learn if your school’s scholarships and grants and federal and state aid programs can be applied to an SIT Study Abroad program.

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