NOLS Fall Semester in East Africa

    NOLS Fall Semester in East Africa


    • Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
    • Destinations: Tanzania
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Credit Awarded: High School, College
    • Program Length: Semester
    • Start Month: August
    • Category: Outdoor Adventure
    • Selective: Yes
    • Gender: Coed
    • Ages: 18, 19+, 19
    • Housing: Homestay, Tents
    • Accreditation: Gap Year Association - Program
    • Financial Aid: Grants/Scholarships, Payment Terms
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    Spend a semester immersing yourself in local culture through impactful, hands-on service projects in Tanzania. Start learning Kiswahili, hike with Maasai warriors and attempt to climb Africa’s highest summit, Kilimanjaro. Go on safari, observe zebras, giraffes, ostriches and wildebeests, and travel through the spectacular plains and forests of Tanzania. 

    This course involves two and a half months of exploring the wonders of Tanzania while camping throughout, developing leadership and outdoor skills, pushing yourself physically and emotionally, and having fun. Your course will take you from the heights of Kilimanjaro to the Ngorongoro Crater and Olduvai Gorge, the home of early humanity. You'll find yourself enjoying the sunrise from 16,000 feet and mingling with Maasai, Bushmen, Chaga and Meru people in rural villages. Opportunities to immerse yourself in local culture, develop language skills and serve the local communities around you abound. 

    This course is divided into different sections and the sequence of the sections varies by course. You will spend most of your time in rural and backcountry areas. Between your sections, you'll either come back to the NOLS base in Arusha or use the amenities of Karatu to do laundry, shower, reorganize equipment, re-outfit for the next section, rest, and/ or receive mail.

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