Office of International Education

Globalization of Education

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.

Coursework will be supplemented with cultural activities including and excursions including: observing daily life in a Maasai Village as well as seeing animals in their natural habitat while on an African safari in the Serengeti National Park.


Tanzania is located in east Africa within the African Great Lakes region. Mount Kilimanjaro, African’s highest mountain, is located in northeastern Tanzania. Tanzania has an estimated population of 47.4 million and is highly diverse, composed of various ethnic, linguistic, and religious groups.

Accommodations and Meals:

While in Tanzania, students will enjoy a variety of accommodations 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.

Program Fee: TBA

Program Fee Includes:

  • Round-trip airfare
  • 3 URI Credits
  • Accommodations
  • Most meals
  • Cultural activities and excursions
  • In-country transportation
  • Health insurance

NOTE: All fees subject to change.

Program Deadlines:

Application Deadline: April 1, 2016

Final Payment Due: June 1, 2016


For more information, please contact:

Program Director
Karie Orendorff
Independence Square Room 217

URI Faculty-Led Programs
37 Lower College Road
International Center

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Important Dates

Winter J Term

Application Deadline:
October 2, 2015
Scholarship Deadline:
November 1, 2015
Final Payment Deadline:
December 1, 2015


Application Deadline: 
December 1, 2015
Scholarship Deadline:
December 1, 2015

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