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AT A GLANCE/LOCATION
Embark on an exploration of challenges facing Tanzania, including sanitation, disease, hunger, poor education, gender inequality, climate change, HIV, water issues, and deforestation. Through fascinating coursework and activities with locals, you’ll learn about issues impacting Tanzanian communities, design and carry out an original research project, volunteer at a local non-governmental organization, and gain a basic proficiency in Swahili.
Charming, beautiful Iringa is the administrative and political capital of the Iringa Region of Tanzania in East Africa. Originally built as a defensive base in the 1890s, today the city stretches along a hilltop overlooking the Ruaha River to the south and spreading along soft ridges and valleys to the north. Because it’s a mile high in elevation, the climate is pleasant year-round.
Pre-Requisites for Program/Eligibility
An overall GPA of 2.50 is required to be considered for this program.
Late August - Mid December
Early January – Late April
AREAS OF STUDY
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While in Dar es Salaam for orientation, CIEE students share double, triple, or quad rooms in a hotel. In Iringa, students live in on-campus residence hall rooms at Ruaha Catholic University. In the village setting, students live with local families in homestays during the week. On weekends, they live in NGO-provided volunteer houses. While housing is clean and safe, students should understand that the facilities and amenities are more basic than those found in the United States.
1. Administrative Fee: $150
2. Belmont Tuition:
Student will first pay Belmont tuition and then be charged a Program Fee for the difference in total provider program cost and what has already been paid for Belmont tuition. If the provider program costs less than Belmont tuition, the student will only be billed Belmont tuition.
Students are responsible for booking their own international travel.It is recommended that students wait to be accepted fully into their program before booking their airfare.
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- Travel to Lake Nyasa to see the Livingstone mountains plunge into the Rift Valley.
- Visit the Isimila Stone Age site to examine archaeological artifacts from human habitation more than 100,000 years ago.
- Go on safari within the Ruaha National Park to see ecological preservation in action.
- Visit the Udzungwa Mountains, where the highest waterfall in Tanzania plunges into a protected wetland next to miles of sugar plantations.
Dates and Deadlines
All requirements must be completed by the Study Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date
How to Apply
- Spring Semester Programs: October 15
- Summer/Fall/Academic Year Programs: March 31
1. Please click the Apply Now button (found at the top-right of this page and/or at the bottom of this page) to apply.
2. You will automatically be directed to your myBelmont account to log-in.
3. After logging in to your myBelmont account, if you are not re-directed back to Belmont Global, open a new window for Belmont Global to complete your application.
This program has a two-step application process:
Step 1) Belmont’s Study Abroad Office application, which requires:
Step 2) The Provider application, to be completed SIMULTANEOUSLY with Step 1:
- Passport photocopy
- Online questionnaires
- Signature documents
- You must submit the provider application and all requested documents directly to the provider by the Belmont Abroad Office deadline, regardless of the deadlines set by the provider organization.
- Instructions for completing the provider application will be provided on your Belmont Abroad Office application. You should contact the provider directly if you have further questions about the application.
- Your application will not be considered complete until you have submitted both the Belmont application and the provider application.
Office of Study Abroad • JAAC 1009
CIEE Community Development, Language & Culture in Iringa, Tanzania
Take part in a hands-on exploration of the challenges and issues facing Tanzania today, including sanitation, disease, hunger, poor education, gender inequality, climate change, HIV, water issues, land issues, and deforestation. Through fascinating coursework and activities with locals, you’ll learn about issues impacting urban, peri-urban, and rural Tanzanian communities. You’ll also participate in a four-week field study with an organization serving orphans, vulnerable children, and underserved populations in rural Tanzania. Lastly, you’ll gain a basic proficiency in the Swahili language.
Study abroad in Iringa and you will:
- Explore three distinct communities in Tanzania: The economic epicenter, Dar es Salaam; the mid-sized town of Iringa; and the rural district of Mufindi
- Participate in an intensive, four-week, embedded field-study research and volunteer experience at an NGO that addresses public health, and educational, and social welfare issues in rural Tanzania
Find out more.
Please check the CIEE website for final program dates, and speak with your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor prior to booking airfare.