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Tanzania Language and Culture Experience
Tanzanian Language and Culture Program
To enhance the experience of overseas interns and volunteers abroad in Tanzania, the International Volunteer Travel offers a special one-week program. The Tanzania Language and Culture Program includes, a culture discussion and Swahili classes plus day tours to the city covering places of historical and cultural interest and major tourist attractions around the cities of Moshi and Arusha. The Swahili language classes are geared towards helping international volunteers develop in practical skills for everyday travel situations.
Sample Schedule ? Moshi Language and Cultural Experience
Day 1: Arrival and pick up from the Kilimanjaro International Airport, in Arusha, Tanzania and transfer to host household home; in-country registration.
Day 2: Orientation. About 2-hour discussion covering topics including orientation to the program, Tanzania culture, history, customs, politics, do?s and don?ts.
Afternoon: Tour the city of Moshi including curio market and main facilities.
Day 3: Morning - Swahili Language classes for 2 hours.
Late morning, tour the Maasai Cultural Museum; experience the traditional and cultural settings of the Maasai, East Africa?s most celebrated indigenous community.
Day 4: Saturday, Spend the entire day on a guided tour of downtown Arusha, including the United nations Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (UNICTR), and the East African Parliament buildings; famous Tengeru market and the local curio market where interns abroad and international volunteers can buy curios and interact with local people.
Day 5: Sunday: Free. Volunteers abroad and overseas interns can join the family at their weekend activities or explore Tanzania life on their own with the advice of the coordinator and host family.
Day 6: Swahili Language classes (2 hours). Late morning overseas volunteers and international interns tour will drive to Lake Duluti a small crater lake east of Arusha along the Moshi Road. Walk along the nature trail around Lake Duluti and enjoy the sight and feel of the serene surrounding. See if you can spot the over 130 different bird species that call this park home including kingfishers, osprey, buzzards, eagles, doves, storks and babets. Go on a canoe ride on this beautiful East African Rift Valley Crater Lake, and if you have the tools, take time to do some fishing.
Day 7: Morning: End of Swahili Language classes for 2-3 hours. Afternoon, program evaluation and free time.
Day 8: Proceed to Africa volunteer or internship placement in Tanzania.
Combination of ProgramsThe Tanzania Language and Culture program is not offered on its own, it has to be combined with at least one more program including Internship Abroad in Tanzania, Volunteering Abroad in Tanzania, or any of the Tanzania Adventure Tours and Holiday program options.
Questions and Other Information
To access more information on any aspect of our West African programs in Tanzania please click on any link on the left or top links bars. For answers to your questions not provided on the link pages, please go to the page on Frequently Asked Questions.