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Culture and Religion of Tanzania

Faculty-LedFaculty-Led | Social Science Tanzania

Module Overview

A fantastic way to learn about a different culture or religion is to step out of your own and into another in a safe and exciting environment. This Social Science module was compiled to help every participant to experience the deep and rich history of culture and religion in Tanzania through daily cross-cultural interactions and visits to different churches, temples and mosques. Talks/lectures from religious leaders and tribal chiefs throughout northern Tanzania bring a very personal touch to each encounter and enhance the overall experience for each student.

Location

This module is spread throughout northern Tanzania where students visit various locations such as the historical town of Bagamoyo, the busy city of Arusha and the pristine and wild plains of the Great Rift Valley.

Accommodation is in comfortable lodges and hotels with hot showers and internet access. From the bustling streets of Arusha to the wild and stunning Great Rift Valley, students experience some of the best that Tanzania has to offer.

Educational Outcomes

  • Gain an expanded world view by learning about the different cultures and religions of Tanzania through visiting different worship centers, spending time with people from different tribes and daily cross-cultural interaction
  • Grow in your knowledge and understanding of cross-cultural differences, and how religion and culture penetrate every aspect of people’s lives, by stepping outside your own culture and getting a glimpse into others
  • Learn through experience, how to interact with and appreciate people with different cultural and religious backgrounds, preparing you for future work environments where you will interact with a wide array of people

Module Length

The minimum duration for this module is 7 days.  The maximum length is 21 days (longer modules may incorporate additional study locations).

Contributor

Tyler Kinzer

Tyler Kinzer studied Intercultural Studies at John Brown University in the United States. Before joining the EDU Africa Family, he worked as a high-end interior carpenter before he and his wife moved to Tanzania.“Having been born and raised in Kenya, East Africa is my home. It has cultivated in me a deep love of adventure, nature, culture and people.

I spent my childhood camping and hiking or on the seat of my motorcycle exploring as much of Kenya as I could. I have a passion for adventure, travel and Africa. I am lucky to be able to share all of that with my incredible wife”.

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