Tanzania (Service Learning) with Amizade
Amizade: International Justice, Identity, and Sustainable Development in Rural Tanzania
Spend a semester living in rural Africa; study the Philosophy underpinning international law, ethics, and our localized identities; develop Swahili skills; explore the reality of development work through a field placement with a community organization; and explore the country and culture through field trips and community events.
Tanzania semester students enroll in five or six courses worth three credits each, to earn a total of fifteen to eighteen credits during the term. The optional three credits are dedicated to Swahili language instruction, in which students are accommodated at all levels of language learning, from introductory to advanced.
The remaining courses include:
• International Justice
• Nationalism, Internationalism, and Identity
• Global Service-Learning
• Professional Field Placements
Together, these courses provide theoretical and applied insights in respect to international ethics and the development efforts of governmental, private sector, and nongovernmental organizations. The Global Service-Learning course focuses on the relationship between individual ethics, local social service efforts, and international dilemmas. The Philosophy and Political Science courses are taught in English by local and expatriate instructors.
You will have a number of service options and opportunities in human needs and community development. Amizade has identified opportunities to work and serve with organizations that promote women’s rights, sustainable development, and water harvesting. Additionally, there are teaching-support opportunities with local schools. You will be placed with the organization of your choice taking into account your experience and the needs of the organizations.
Language of Instruction
Fall Semester: September – December
Spring Semester: January – May
Housing and Meals
Dormitory-type housing at Mavuno, a local development organization. Mavuno accommodations include usually reliable electrical supply, some limited internet access, and temperate showers. Mavuno is safe and secure. Three meals a day are provided.
• Course delivery and instruction accredited through West Virginia University
• Accommodations at Mavuno, a comfortable local nonprofit organization
• Multiple field trips during semester and scheduled educational, cultural and service activities
• Comprehensive Travel Insurance
Estimated Costs - Category I Program
|Tuition||Program Tuition + Fees, billing through Duquesne|
|Study Abroad Fee||$250|
|Round-trip Airfare||Current cost as per your arrangement|
|Room and Board||$1,600|
Check out the Amizade Tanzania Service Learning Program for more details.