Education Abroad Program Spurs Positive Change in Rural Tanzania

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Published: Thursday, 26 Oct 2023 Author: Jonathan Choti

Photo of 2023 Study Abroad participants in front of waterfall in northern Tanzania.

“Sustainable Community Development in Tanzania” (SCDT) is a six-week summer education abroad program that takes place in northern Tanzania. Started in 2013 by MSU’s Tanzania Partnership Program (TPP), SCDT brings together students and faculty from TPP member institutions. The institutions include Michigan State University (MSU), the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM), Dar es Salaam College of Education (DUCE), and Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA). The rural Tanzanian villages of Naitolia and Milola are the site of TPP activities. SCDT provides the opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to learn about sustainable community development through hands-on practice. Gerald A. and Karen A. Kolschowsky generously fund the program and the students. Dr. Jonathan Choti of the Department of Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures (LiLaC) has served as Faculty Director of SCDT since 2015. The College of Social Science offers this program as a 6-credit course. 

You can read the full article about the Tanzania Partnership Program Study Abroad at this link from the Department of Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures: https://lilac.msu.edu/news/education-abroad-program-spurs-positive-change-in-rural-tanzania/