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  • Locations: Zanzibar, Tanzania
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2022 03/15/2022 ** 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.
Program Description:

Program Overview


Study climate change, its human impacts, and national and local solutions in northern and coastal Tanzania. During this 6 week summer program, you will visit Mount Kilimanjaro National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and the Usambara Mountains.  You will also explore climate change and marine conservation in the Zanzibar Archipelago.  Additionally, students will learn and practice field methodologies for climate research.  Lastly, you will partner with academic, professional, and community experts.

Program Focus

Participants will examine the following key topics of study: Climate change, its impacts, and national and East African solutions to this critical global issue. Research methods in a nontraditional, cross-cultural environment
Ecological and anthropological field study techniques. Human-environment interaction in ecosystems. Students will also stay with a Swahili family in historic Stone Town, a remarkable city and UNESCO World Heritage site, distinguished for its impressive cultural and architectural legacies. The city boasts magnificent Arab architecture, bustling markets, narrow streets and alleyways, mosques, and museums.  Throughout the homestay experience, you will participate in and learn more about the day-to-day cultural activities of your family, allowing you to experience Islamic traditions in the Zanzibari context.


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Program Dates

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Areas of Study

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This program is a good fit for the following majors:

  • Climate Change
  • Environmental Studies
  • Sustainability


Students enroll in 9 quarter credits for this summer program.

Language of Instruction 


Host Country Language 




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

Program Fee

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Program Fee Includes:

  • Tuition & course materials
  • Housing & all meals
  • International Health Insurance
  • Educational Excursions

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.