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  • Locations: Arusha, Tanzania
  • Program Terms: Fall, Winter-Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter-Spring 2021 10/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Application materials may be reviewed prior to the program's application deadline. (Please note: if all of your boxes are checked-off, your application is complete.) In most cases, for applicants applying to programs led by PSU faculty, interviews and final selection will take place after the program deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
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Program Description:

Program Overview

SIT Arusha

Develop insight into the delicate balance between socioeconomic goals and ecological concerns in the vast wilderness expanses of Tanzania. Home to Serengeti National Park – the site of the largest wildlife migration on earth – Tanzania features tropical, temperate, and alpine forests. Ngorongoro Crater, a 12-mile-wide extinct volcano, is one of the wonders of the natural world. Within these disparate ecosystems, issues of population growth, land use, and tourism development are in tense juxtaposition with wildlife conservation efforts.

Program Focus

From the program base in the heart of Tanzania’s most renowned wilderness parks, students explore the country’s diverse human and natural environments through seminars and field visits to nature reserves and conservation areas. Swahili language study and a rural stay with a Maasai community complement classroom work and field research. This program features an independent study project that students research and complete during the final portion of the program.
 

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Program Provider

SIT

Program Dates

Current SIT Calendar
 

Areas of Study

Current List of Available Courses

This program is a good fit for the following majors:

  • African Studies
  • Biology
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Foreign Languages

Credits

Fall: Students enroll in 24 quarter credits
Winter/Spring:  Students enroll in 24 quarter credits

Language of Instruction 

Kiswahili, English

Host Country Language 

Kiswahili, English

Housing

Homestay, Apartment

Class Standing Eligibility

  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Post-Baccalaureate

Minimum GPA Requirements

Undergraduate: 2.5

Must be in Satisfactory Academic Standing.

Program Requirements

No previous language study is required.
Previous college-level coursework and/or other significant preparation in environmental studies, ecology, biology, sociology, anthropology, international relations, or related fields

Program Fee

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PSU Fees

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Application Fee:
All applications include a $50 non-refundable fee due on the application deadline. Students who do not intend to complete a program application are required to withdraw before the deadline, otherwise, the $50 application fee will
be assessed to the students' account. 

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