Venture to eastern Africa and explore some of the world’s most famous ecological and paleoanthropological sites. Take courses with local faculty, complete a special project over the course of the semester, and engage in Tanzanian culture in both urban and rural areas.
Courses & credits
Recommended credit is 16 semester credits or the equivalent. See course descriptions
- Swahili Language
- Human Evolution
- Ecology of the Maasai Ecosystem
- Research Methods & Field Practicum/Independent Special Project
No prerequisites. Except for the required Swahili language courses, all classes are conducted in English.
Application deadline extended until May 1! Contact the ACM office for more information.
Fall semester 2017 deadline
March 15, 2017
Fall semester 2018 deadline
March 15, 2018
If the deadline has passed and you are interested in applying, contact the ACM Office immediately. Late applications may be accepted on a space-available basis.
Emily Gaul, Assistant Director of Off-Campus Study Programs
11 E. Adams Street, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60603
312.561.5919 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Begin your adventure
Learn through field experience
“After living, traveling, and studying in a biodiversity hotspot, I have decided to pursue a career in ecological research.”
—Kathleen Quigley, Monmouth College, biology major
Dig into a topic of your choosing by tapping into Tanzania’s renowned natural resources or learning more about local communities. You’ll gain hands-on experience in site-based inquiry that you can use throughout college and beyond.
I had originally chosen this program due to my interests in both anthropology and ecology, and I got so much more out of it than just academics. People I met on campus, in the homestay, and in the field will never be forgotten.
—Stacey Hamilton, Ripon College, anthropology major
Through studying Swahili, living with a host family, traveling, and experiencing everyday activities, you’ll develop the skills to interact with Tanzanians and their culture in personal, meaningful ways.
Transform your perspective on the world
“The semester was a whirlwind of adventure, exploration, and personal growth. After completing the program, I feel like I see the world differently. I value relationships more, and understand and value my privilege.”
—Mackenzie Barnwell, Macalester College, geology major
Get ready to have your ideas of the world turned upside down! Living in Tanzania will open your eyes to many different ways of living. You’ll come away from the experience with a transformed sense of self and a fresh way of viewing other cultures.
Since returning, I’ve channeled my fond memories of Tanzania toward my work. My focus is sharper – I may not know exactly where I will be working in the future, but I know what my passions are and what I stand for.
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I choose to study abroad through the ACM Tanzania program because it was such a diverse program and we had the opportunity to conduct our own independent study project.
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Not a day goes by that I don't look back at my time in Tanzania and wish I could go back there again. I really discovered myself as a person and learned to observe everything in a new perspective.
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