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June 2014

This two-week 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.


Optional Program Extension

Mount Kilimanjaro Trek: June 2015

Students have the option of extending their trip to climb Mount Kilimanjaro for an additional fee. This fee will cover transfers to and from the mountain trail heads, Kilimanjaro park entrance fees, camping fees and all food needed for the climb, as well as complimentary fruits and juice while hiking. Certain precautions for students safety and health needs will also be included in this cost.


Students will be responsible for the cost of their laundry, traveller insurance, telephone calls, any and all expenses resulting from an early descend before the completion of the climb.


Program Fee: TBA; Program Fee with Kilimanjaro Option: 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: April 1, 2015

Final Payment Due: May 20, 2015



For more information, please contact:


Program Director URI Faculty-Led Programs Coordinator
Ms. Karie Orendorff Kelly Watts
Independence Square Room 217 Office of International Education
401-874-5454 401-874-2019



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