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Arcadia University Tanzania - Study in Arusha (Outgoing Program)
- Locations: Arusha, Tanzania
- Program Terms: Spring
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- Program Sponsor: Arcadia
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.
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