Tanzania: Children's Education Adventure
Explore the myth and magic of Tanzania, a country of abundant wildlife, diverse ethnic groups and peaceful history.
- Teach English in local classrooms
- Volunteer on projects at a village primary school
- See zebras, lions, rhinos and more on an incredible African safari
- Spend an afternoon with a Tanzanian host family
- Spend a day among the Maasai nomadic warrior tribe (21- Day Flagship Program only)
- Learn African dance, percussion and batik cloth dyeing
On This Program you will...
At dawn, the rising sun floods Tanzania’s cool grasslands with gold, school children walk along the roadsides and vendors set out their wares. Nature surrounds Tanzania, where the largest of animals mingle with the most minute, and landscapes are colorful and diverse. But more than anything else, it is the Tanzanian people who will make your visit memorable. Whether you’re teaching a class full of laughing, energetic children, embarking on a wild safari guided by locals or chatting with community members, you’ll constantly be greeted with the characteristic warmth and dignity of Tanzanians, and the raw beauty of East Africa.
Your Adventure is Just Around the Corner!
While Tanzania has achieved nearly universal access to primary education, challenges continue to bar many Tanzanian children from receiving education. No public funding past primary school, dilapidated physical infrastructure, and social perceptions that demote education’s importance are all critical issues. You’ll have the opportunity to address these by refurbishing school facilities and teaching English in a classroom setting. The genuine connection and impact made on these local students will last a lifetime.
Hear from guest speakers about Tanzania’s history and recent progress, as well as heavy social issues that linger in spite of the country’s rapid growth. Communities continue to address challenges in the form of health issues, gender inequality, limited education opportunities and more. Still, the dignity and beauty of Tanzanian culture prevail, making the people resilient and focused on advancement. Participate in a batik dyeing workshop, market visits and traditional music and dance classes. If you’re joining us for our 21-Day Flagship Program, visit the homes of the Maasai tribes and experience their semi-nomadic lifestyle.
You’ll spend a day hiking at the base of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the tallest peak in Africa and one of the world’s great mountaineering objectives. See the area where trekkers prepare to take on the peak, and embark on your own hike to two stunning waterfalls. A trip to Tanzania wouldn’t be complete without experiencing one of the world’s most spectacular safaris: Drive through Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Park, which naturalists the world over consistently call “the greatest wildlife show on Earth.” Look for zebras, lions, leopards, elephants, wildebeest, rhinos and other wildlife in their natural habitat.
GLA operates two Home Bases in Tanzania, both of which are located an hour from the Kilimanjaro airport in small villages. Accommodations are basic, but clean and safe. All students sleep in gender-segregated rooms with roommates, and have access to shared bathrooms with cold-water showers.
Are you passionate about improving the lives of children?
- Tutor abroad and provide education to children at school and outside the classroom
- Be a friend and role model to the youngest generation
- Inspire local children to dream big and achieve their ambitions
- Leave a lasting impact on the community through infrastructure improvements at local schools
Dates & Tuition
Children's Education Adventure
21-Day Flagship Program
|June 18 – July 8, 2020|
|July 12 – August 1, 2020|
|July 8 – July 21, 2020|
|July 24 – August 6, 2020|
Tuition Includes All In-Country Expenses Including:
- All educational materials
- 3 meals per day
- All in-country transportation
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Professional full-time staff and experts from the USA/Europe
- 24/7 Parent Support Hotline during the program
- Secondary medical and travel insurance
- All cultural activities, lectures and weekend excursions
- Pre-departure materials and support
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Custom Group Travel Option
Global Leadership Adventures offers open enrollment on this program to any high school student who wishes to join any of the summer session dates listed above. Students will meet other teens from around the country and the world who sign up for the same program dates and destination.
Alternatively, this program is also available as an option for custom group travel any time of the year for those looking to put together their own group trip.
GLA Custom Group Travel works with educators, group leaders, or self-led students to create a tailored experience for their specific group of 12 or more students. Select a pre-designed itinerary or select your own countries, themes, and learning objectives. GLA’s service-learning methodology is the vehicle through which students learn, grow and challenge themselves and their fellow travelers; our host communities welcome students’ energy and helping hands.
Leadership and personal growth are the core components of all of our programs, regardless of duration, destination or theme type and can be woven throughout every aspect of the experience through our intentional design as desired by the group leader. Our programs aim to ignite participants to become inspired to be the change.
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