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  • Locations: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Program Terms: Fall
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  • Program Sponsor: Associated Colleges of the Midwest 
  • Restrictions: St. Olaf College applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Advisor or Instructor: Abdulai Iddrisu Field of Study: Ecology, Field Research, Human Evolution, Kiswahili
Department: OFFC Course Number: 278
Program Host: ACM Class Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Description:
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Explore one of the most diverse regions in Africa and trace centuries of migration and change with the Associated Colleges of the Midwest. In Tanzania, you’ll see incredible wildlife communities in the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, and Tarangire National Park. Trips to famous World Heritage Sites will give you a glimpse of the past two million years.
Tanzania photoFor most of the semester, students live in homestays near Arusha, a large city that serves as the starting point for treks to Mt. Kilimanjaro and safaris in northern Tanzania. Whether you’re in Arusha or in the field, you will hear different languages spoken every day by people who come from a variety of ethnic and religious backgrounds.
In challenging courses and a field practicum, students will gain firsthand experience in project design, data gathering and analysis, presentation of results, and participation in collaborative field research projects with peers.

During your time in Tanzania, enjoy the lush forests under Mt. Meru, become a seasoned traveler by taking dala dala rides through the city’s busy streets, and see wildlife up close during a safari trip. In Tanzania, new and unexpected discoveries are just waiting to be made.

  • Swahili Language: Learning the fundamentals of the national language will help you engage with Tanzanians.
  • Research Methods Course and Field Practicum Project: Taught by the Visiting Faculty Program Director from an ACM college, the practicum project in the natural sciences or social sciences is at the heart of the program's academic experience. Students are encouraged to collaborate with each other on their projects.
  • Courses on Human Evolution and Ecology of the Tanzanian Ecosystem are taught by expert faculty at the University of Dar es Salaam.
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Academic Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2017-2018 02/27/2017
03/16/2017 08/15/2017 12/15/2017
Fall 2018-2019 03/01/2018 03/22/2018 TBA TBA

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