Princeton in Dar es Salaam
The Princeton in Dar es Salaam Kiswahili is a summer study abroad program designed in the spirit of Princeton University’s commitment to providing high quality opportunities that allow its undergraduates to encounter firsthand the peoples, culture, and contemporary concerns of other regions of the world.
The program is based in the Institute of Kiswahili Studies at the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania and offers Princeton students an intensive experience that combines in-class Swahili language study with immersion in the daily life and culture of the Swahili-speakers in the city of Dar es Salaam.
The program runs from June 9–August 1, 2014.
The application deadline: Monday, February 10, 2014 Extended to Monday, March 10, 2014
A disciplinary record does not preclude approval to study abroad, but we will review disciplinary records with the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies to determine if the record warrants withholding approval. Information from other offices at Princeton, e.g. residential colleges, Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students, University Health Services (with student’s consent) or others, may be requested as part of the application review process to ensure that all students can have a safe and productive international experience.
A study abroad experience in Tanzania at this time in history allows students to witness the country in the formative stages of its transformation from a socialist state (that resisted Western influence through three decades of President Julius Nyerere’s radical socialist ideology) to a capitalist economy with all the challenges of a post-colonial African state.