Prerequisite: REL 1000 Understandings of Religion Traveling across northern Tanzania, you will have the opportunity to immerse in the abundantly diverse social, cultural, religious, and natural surroundings of Tanzania through formal discussions with Tanzanian professors and religious leaders, and interaction with amazing local people including college students and local people; visiting contemporary sites that illustrate the great social, cultural, and religious abundance of Tanzania, including churches, mosques, temples; historical and cultural sites, such as the traditional villages of Chagga and Maasai people; markets, museums, and schools and colleges; observe and participate in indigenous music and dance; going on two-day/one-night safari packs in two of Tanzania’s most popular national parks; serving others at a chosen site; sunbathing at the pristine, warm sandy Indian Ocean beaches; and after-hours enjoyment in local restaurants and entertainment venues.

Students will visit the cities of Arusha and Moshi and nearby villages located at the lush foothills of mighty Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru, then down to the Spice Island of Zanzibar (birthplace of Freddie Mercury), and over to the bustling Indian Ocean coastal city of Dar es Salaam.

Experiential learning and discussion will focus on Tanzanian society and culture, religious pluralism, and interfaith cooperation that have helped make Tanzania one of the most peaceful and stable countries in Africa.

The program promises to give you a unique cross-cultural and global experience that will challenge your senses and enhance your perspective on life. Take advantage of this unique life-changing trip to Tanzania! REL, GH

*Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) travel insurance policy not included. All participants must submit a nonrefundable deposit of $500 with their application; proof of purchase of optional Cancel for Any Reason (CFAR) travel insurance, or signed Cancel for Any Reason (CFAR) insurance release form must be submitted within 21 days of making the initial deposit.


Course code and title

REL 675: Experience Tanzania: Religion, Society, and Culture




Estimated travel dates

Jan. 14-29, 2023

Estimated costs