Study Abroad


Study in Zanzibar

Earn a year’s worth of instruction (up to 16 UO credits) in a near-total immersive environment in Zanzibar in the Summer every year. All levels of Swahili are accommodated – you do not need prior Swahili experience to enroll!

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Zanzibar is an island off of the coast of Tanzania, and students will stay in the city of stone town. During this summer program, students will be learning Swahili at the State University of Zanzibar, while also immersing themselves in the culture and daily life of Zanzibar and enjoying the stunning beauty of the island.

There will be excursions around the island to visit the beaches, historical ruins and the other famous historical sites that the island has to offer. During weekends students have a chance to  explore the island more on their own, including doing a research project if needed. This 8-week program will feature many exciting activities including a mid-term break where students will have the chance to do something fun on their own!

Applications are open in the Fall and the final deadline is usually by March 1st of every academic year, winter term. Book your place now and make an appointment to see a Study Abroad specialist about budgets and ways to fund your incredible study abroad experience.