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  • Locations: Arusha, Tanzania
  • Program Terms: Spring
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  • Program Sponsor: Arcadia 
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Study in Arusha, Tanzania


This unique semester program offers an unparalleled academic experience, focusing on human-rights education and African culture at the Arcadia Center for East African Studies. Students will concentrate on the region of East Africa specifically, and their studies will be informed by the work of the legal and developmental human rights organizations in operation there.

Central to the program curriculum is the required core course, ARUS SMCI 310, Tanzania in the Midst of Peace and Conflict: Contemporary Issues in East Africa. This four-credit course will consider current events and issues in the country and the region. It will explore practical approaches to various human-rights issues. Field sites in Arusha and in the Maasai community will round out the experience. Arcadia's Center for Education Abroad developed its undergraduate semester and summer programs in Tanzania in coordination with Arcadia University's International Peace and Conflict Resolution Master's program.

In addition to taking the core course, students will enroll in a required course in the Kiswahili language, at a level corresponding to your individual proficiency. Finally, students select two additional courses, from those offered by the program, in political science and sociology, culture, and development. (All courses are four credit hours, for a total of 16 credits per semester).

Students will be taught by expert faculty in the field of peace and international conflict studies. In addition, they will interact with collaborating partners, including the East African Law Society, as well as with numerous guest speakers from major African governmental and non-governmental organizations, including the East African Community (EAC), the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (UN ICTR), and the African Union Court of Human and People's Rights.

The Arcadia Advantage
An Arcadia program isn't just about enrolling you in an overseas institution however. It's about all of the services we provide. Before you go, you can contact our program manager for advice on the application process, choosing courses, or simply what you should pack. You will be provided with a full orientation by Arcadia staff, which will play an integral role in helping you make the most of  your experience. As a component of the program, you will take part in a safari to a world heritage site, and excursions to the Ngorongoro Crater and Tanzania's famed Northern Circuit. 

Application Deadlines
Fall Semester Program 
April 20
Spring Semester Program 
November 15
Summer Program  March 31
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