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Living Arrangements


During your time in Arusha, you’ll live with a Tanzanian host family with another ACM student. Staying with a local family will give you insight into contemporary Tanzanian society.

Although your family will have a busy lifestyle, approach your homestay experience with a spirit of flexibility. You can learn more about your family members by initiating conversations about their culture during daily meals, all of which are provided by your homestay family. Chances are, your family is just as interested in getting to know more about your culture as you are in learning about theirs!

“Staying with my host dad was something so unique and fun that I will never forget. The Tanzanian people are some of the most carefree, helpful, and enjoyable people I have ever met, and I do hope that I can go back some day!”

Matt Biwer, Ripon College, anthropology, history, and biology major

Campsite in the Field

Experience the camping trip of a lifetime! Live in the Tanzanian fields for two weeks at mobile campsites during the safari portion of the semester and four weeks at Wild Palms campsite during the field practicum. Meals will be cooked by safari staff at the campsite.