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Summer 2016

The program in Tanzania is multicultural service learning experience, visiting the cities of Arusha, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti. The first part of the program will be spent at the Maasai Joy Children's Centre, where participants will work with students and teachers. The cultural experience will extend beyond the classrooms with an afternoon immersion experience of life in a Maasai village, culminating with an African safari.


Students will earn 3 URI credits in KIN 391: Independent Study. Students will spend time leading up to departure preparing lessons and learning how to implement techniques and lessons that will be used at the Maasai Joy Children’s Centre. Once in Africa, students will be instructing lessons, offering classroom assistance to the teachers of the school, as well as organizing on a Field Day for the school. Students will also be providing professional development for the teachers on the latest techniques and strategies used in the U.S. as well as provide maintenance at the Maasai Joy Children’s Centre.

Housing and Dining:

While in Tanzania, students will enjoy a variety of accomadtions as detailed below:

  • Five nights at the Habari Hostel
  • Two nights at the Kati Kati Resort in the Serengeti National Park


Breakfast and lunch will be served at the Maasai Joy Children's Centre. Dinner will be provided at the Hostel. Picnic lunches will also be arranged during excursions. Breakfast and Dinner will be provided at the Kati Kati Resort.


Cultural Activities:

Students will observe daily life in a Maasai Village as well as receving the opportunity to see animals in their natural habitat while on an African safari in the Serengeti National Park.



Program Fee: TBA

Roundtrip airfare
3 URI Credits
In-country transportation
Excursions and activities
Most meals provided


 NOTE: All fees subject to change


Program Deadlines

Application Deadline: TBA

Final Payment Due: TBA



For more information, please contact:


Program Director Office of Faculty-Led Programs
Karie Orendorff International Center
Independence Square Room 217 37 Lower College Road
401-874-5454 401-874-5546



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URI Summer Faculty-Led Programs

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