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URI FLP - Tanzania
Arusha, Tanzania (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Summer
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Fields of Studies: Kinesiology Language of Instruction: English
Class Standing: 1. Freshman, 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior, 5. Graduate, 6. Non Traditional
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Teaching In Tanzania is an unparalleled opportunity to understand the role of diversity and culture in the classroom first hand.  This service trip will allow you to become global citizens, as well as, give you the chance to learn or expand your teaching skills.  You will learn to put aside your feelings and beliefs so you can tolerate and accept different cultures and their beliefs.  You will learn to accept other cultures for what they are, not what we think they should be.  This will all be done through teaching at the Maasai Joy Children’s Centre.  You do not have to be a teacher or preservice teacher to join this service trip.  You simply need to have a desire to see the world and do some good in it.

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.


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: $3,985 - $4,310

Program Fee Includes:
  • 3 URI credits
  • Round-trip airfare (Boston - Tanzania)
  • Accommodations
  • Meals
  • Cultural activities and excursions
  • In-country transportation
  • Health insurance
NOTE: All fees subject to change. Final price determined after size of group is finalized.


Karie Lee Orendorff, M.A. Ed
(626) 399-7827  -
Karie Orendorff is former faculty of URI, currently pursuing her PhD in Physical Education at the University of South Carolina.  Karie has been a part of the Teaching In Tanzania service trip for the past 4 summers.  She was a K-12 teacher for 18 years, before teaching at URI for 4 years.  Her focus for her PhD is Global Education and Intercultural Competence. 
"I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world."

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