Tanzania is endowed with a spectacular natural beauty. Slightly larger than the state of Texas, the country features a rich tapestry of peoples and cultures that stretch back hundreds of years and encompass dozens of different ethnic groups, religions, and historical traditions. The city of Dar es Salaam, the largest in Tanzania, is a teeming, coastal metropolis with a humid climate tempered by steady sea breezes.
Breaking from the trends in many parts of the continent, Tanzania has enjoyed peace, stability, and security since its independence in 1963. The modern United Republic of Tanzania has evolved into a modern, multi-party democratic nation with competitive elections and a robust civil society. As a result of this success, Tanzania has increasingly become a key base for the United Nations and many NGOs as they work in the East African region. In recent years, the resurgent economy has produced a population of professionals, business owners, and entrepreneurs whose rising standard of living is creating an array of businesses that cater to these decidedly modern tastes.
Upon arrival, all students will participate in a comprehensive orientation program to help familiarize them with their local surroundings, discuss health and safety as well as acquaint them with university and program resources.
Students will attend classes at The Loyola School, which combines a mix of lecture; discussion and supervised independent work. Students are required to take a 3 credit Swahili language course and 4 additional content courses taught in English, for a total of up to 15 credits.
Fairfield University, a Jesuit institution, is a fully accredited university and member of the New England Association
of Schools and Colleges. All students will receive a Fairfield University transcript with letter grades.
Students live in furnished homestays with families associated with the Loyola School. Students will enjoy a shared bedroom and bathroom equipped with bedding. All hosts are carefully vetted and chosen by the Loyola School and have hosted American students in the past. Students will be provided breakfast and dinner six days a week.
SEMESTER PROGRAM COST INCLUDES
• Airport pick-up and transfer
• Comprehensive orientation
• Onsite student support with 24-hour emergency assistance
• Cultural excursions
• Visa assistance for qualified students
• Insurance, including full medical coverage and medical emergency evacuation
This program is open to all sophomore, junior, or senior students who are in good academic and social standing at their home institution and who can certify a grade point average of at least a 2.8 or higher on a 4.0 scale. This program is competitive and applicants are expected to exhibit a high level of maturity, independence, and seriousness of purpose. Please consult your home University to ensure you’re meeting their standards and deadlines.
The Trustees of the University reserve the right to change tuition rates and make additional changes whenever necessary.
Dates / Deadlines:
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.