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UF in Dar Es Salaam - Interdisciplinary Studies
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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Program Advisor: Jill Ranaivoson
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Open to non-UF students:
Program Type:
UF Sponsored
Liberal Arts and Sciences Participating Colleges: University-wide
Program Description:

UF in Dar es Salaam

Interdisciplinary Studies
Fall 2016 / Academic Year 2017: Dates TBA

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About the Program

The Center for African Studies at UF offers you the opportunity to earn credits toward your degree while spending a semester or academic year at the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. Students will choose from a number of courses at the Institute of Development Studies, e.g. Rural Development and Agricultural Transformation; Health and Development; Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution, Civil Society and Development; etc. This program is based on an exclusive agreement between the University of Florida and the University of Dar es Salaam. A three-week orientation course with intensive Swahili is offered prior to the start of classes and continued instruction in Swahili is required for those with less than one year of prior coursework.

About the Location

Public transportation and taxi services link the university with the city and nearby beaches. Daily ferry and hydroplane services connect Dar es Salaam with the island of Zanzibar. Travel is possible during term breaks to additional sites in East Africa, including Serengeti National Park, Olduvai Gorge, and Mount Kilimanjaro. The program includes an excursion to Zanzibar and a game park.


You will be housed at university dormitories in double rooms.

Course Information

Center for African Studies
Courses are taught by University of Dar es Salaam Faculty for Transfer Credit

You are able to choose among courses offered by the Institute of Development Studies and the Institute of Kiswahili Studies at the University of Dar es Salaam.

Seniors may develop an independent study project under the guidance of a UDSM professor and with consent from the Dean of the appropiate college.

Total Number of Credits Offered: 12-15


  • open to all majors
  • students in good standing
  • undergraduate GPA: 2.5
  • graduate GPA: 3.0
  • have taken at least one 3-credit course on Africa
  • letters of recommendation
  • a personal interview or telephone call may also be required
UF in Dar es Salaam

Financial Aid

Most financial aid that you would receive on campus can be applied toward the cost of this study abroad program.
UFIC recommends that you speak with your financial aid advisor about your financial aid eligibility for study abroad. More information can be found at Student Financial Affairs.

2016-17 Pricing

UF in Dar es Salaam

Undergraduate Program Fee: TBA
Graduate Program Fee: TBA

A $350 nonrefundable deposit toward the total cost of the program is due at the time of application. The remaining fees are due no later than 45 days prior to departure. If you receive financial aid, you can defer payment until it disburses.

What's Included:

Tuition for up to 15 transfer credits, housing, stipend for all meals, international health insurance, and medical emergency assistance.

What's Not Included:

Round-trip airfare, additional personal travel, and personal expenses.

UFIC Study Abroad Advisor
Jill Ranaivoson

Faculty Program Director
Dr. Todd Leedy 


This program is currently not accepting applications.