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Tanzania

Through Georgetown University’s Study Abroad Program, I was able to spend six incredible weeks in Tanzania in the summer of 2010. The first four weeks were spent in Dar es Salaam, the largest city in the nation, where we studied Development and Swahili at the University of Dar es Salaam while living with a host family. The weekends included trips to Zanzibar, Bagamoyo, and local markets, all places rich in history and culture. For the final two weeks, we traveled north to Arusha, where we visited the EAC (East African Community), the Rwanda Tribunal, and other organizations, all of which were eye-opening to many important affairs in the underdeveloped world. Our trip concluded with an unforgettable safari to the Serengeti and the Ngorogoro Crater, two of the most beautiful natural preserves in the world. Those six weeks in Tanzania were truly life-changing, as it gave me the opportunity to experience an entirely different part of the world, learn about an interesting and welcoming country, and see things I had never imagined of seeing before.