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Testimonials

Ellen Boyd
College of Wooster

From exploring downtown, to swimming with dolphins off the coast of Zanzibar, to practicing and improving my Swahili language, the Tanzania program provided an amazing assortment of adventures that I never imagined possible.

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Kathleen Murphy-Geiss
Grinnell College

The opportunity to conduct an independent study project in the field is truly unique, and I find myself applying my experience in Tanzania on an almost daily basis.

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Katie Tredinnick
Ripon College

Tanzania shattered my comfort zone and pushed me to become a truer version of myself. For these reasons and numerous others that go unmentioned, Tanzania is a place that I will never forget.

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Mackenzie Barnwell
Macalester College

After completing the Tanzania program, I feel like I see the world differently. I value relationships more, and understand and value my privilege. 

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Julia Varnergardner
Colorado College

The ACM Tanzania program was perfect for me because I was able to gain credit for my biology major while pursuing other passions as well. I studied new subjects, such as anthropology and human evolution, and Swahili.

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Alex Nereson
Macalester College

Tanzania offered endless opportunities for exploration and discovery and I found Tanzanians themselves to be among the most genuine people I have met anywhere.

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Linnea Karlen
Grinnell College

The field stay was my favorite part of the Tanzania program; my independent study project helped me realize that I want to pursue animal behavior in the future. Getting to visit places such as Serengeti and Tarangire as a student rather than a tourist was amazing.

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Malika-Naomi Dale
St. Olaf College

My sense of adventure grew during my semester in Tanzania as I navigated new areas. Riding on the lively dala dala buses and exploring the lush surroundings gave me a great taste of Tanzanian life and beauty. 

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Stacey Hamilton
Ripon College

I had originally chosen the Tanzania program due to my interests in both anthropology and ecology, but I got so much more out of it than just academics. The people I met in the homestay and in the field will never be forgotten.

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Jessie Pechmann
Beloit College

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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Matt Biwer
Ripon College

My time in Tanzania and the effect it had on me is far-reaching; it really helped when applying for to graduate school and gave me an idea of what I wanted to do with my life.

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Maria Princen
Macalester College

From teaching local woodcarvers English to riding dala dalas through downtown to buying fresh fruit on the street, life in Tanzania was always wondrously spontaneous.

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Cyndi Pinkus
Ripon College

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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Hani Shamat
Lawrence University

The field portion of the Tanzania program allowed me to explore my interests by doing  research I had not been able to do before.

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Rachel Van Court
Grinnell College

Living in Tanzania was one of the most powerful things I have ever done. I learned so much about the world and myself, and came to love the country deeply.

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Danae Roumis
University of Chicago

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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Carla Eckland
Grinnell College

The ACM Tanzania program helped me learn about myself and how to experience the world: you go out and you do it. I feel capable, prepared for future travel, and self-sufficient in a way that I did not before living in Tanzania.

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Shaye Smith
Colorado College

After living, learning, and traveling in Tanzania, I not only have a deeper appreciation for another culture but also for humanity in general. I was able to identify how people everywhere have the same needs and desires.

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Kathleen Quigley
Monmouth College

The ACM Tanzania program was my first opportunity to travel outside of the United States, and now I have a desire to see the rest of the world. Living in Tanzania opened my eyes to the connectivity and interdependence of each part of our environment.

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Sean Keenan
Luther College

My experience in Tanzania has given me insight into potential career paths, a topic for my senior thesis, and helped me to recognize some of the things I’m passionate about.

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Ashley Marsh
Coe College

I left Tanzania with a fascinating independent study project about Maasai women, knowledge of the biological and social diversity within Tanzania, and even greater confidence in myself and my abilities.

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Tim Lee
Knox College

The Tanzania program is designed so that the students can explore the wonders of Tanzania. We visited multiple national parks, climbed Kopjes, and tasted the spices of Zanzibar.

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