Study Abroad in Arusha, Tanzania
Arcadia Center for East African Studies
This program will not be available after Summer 2013.
- Study abroad in Tanzania is a unique semester program focusing on human-rights education and East African culture at the Arcadia Center for East African Studies.
- The program is taught by expert faculty in the field of peace and international conflict studies, with additional instruction in Kiswahili language.
- Students consider links between East and West, theory and practice, and diplomacy and development.
- A mid-semester excursion takes place to Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar.
- The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University has developed its undergraduate semester and summer programs in Tanzania in conjunction with the International Peace and Conflict Resolution Master's program.
- A summer program is also available.
- For more information on the International Peace and Conflict Resolution Master's program at Arcadia University, please see this page.
Students will focus 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: Conflicts, Peace and Security 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.
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.
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 program is designed to help students gain an understanding of cultural and experiential exchange. Lessons both inside and outside the classroom will be invaluable.
- You will earn 16-18 semester hours of credit for the semester program.
- GPA Requirements: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- You must be in good academic standing and not on disciplinary probation.
- You need to submit a complete application including a transcript, letter of recommendation and an advisor's form before your application will be considered.
- Fall semester: April 20
- Spring semester: November 15