Tanzania Co-Curricular Learning Certificate
The Co-Curricular Learning Certificate is a record of the student’s non-academic co-curricular and extra-curricular learning experiences. The CLC is a self-directed opportunity organized under a series of themes explained at orientation. Students spend a prescribed amount of hours engaged in activities that contribute to the completion of a reflective piece. The work is assessed by The College of Global Studies and the certificate is awarded to students meeting the criteria.
Students in Tanzania may choose from the following themes:
East African Culture & Peoples
From the culture of the Maasai in northern Tanzania to the Arabic influences on the island of Zanzibar, Tanzania is a diverse country. Students experience some of the unique cultures of East Africa throughout out their time in Tanzania, but participants selecting this option can supplement their learning by visits to nearby villages and the local market in Arusha. Students can also learn about Tanzania by learning to prepare local foods such as ugali, and by attending or participating in music, dance or theater productions.
The East African Landscape
Students have the opportunity to explore this unique landscape up close. Participants are encouraged to visit (and possibly volunteer at) the Natural History Museum in Arusha, and to spend time at some of the many nearby parks and nature reserves. Opportunities include a visit to the Arusha National Park or a one-day hike around the base of nearby Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Students gain an understanding of one or more of the many international organizations and initiatives that exist in Arusha. Possible activities include: assisting in the library of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, doing research at the African Foundation for International Law, and observing proceedings at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.
Volunteering in Tanzania
Students devote their time to an organization or organizations working in the Arusha area, in order to become involved in the community and learn about the issues and challenges facing Arusha and Tanzania. In the past, students have volunteered at schools, a law society and a women’s education organization, among others. Please note that, due to the ever-shifting needs and capacity of local organizations, placements cannot be made until students are in-country.