Summer Zanzibar Program: Swahili Language & Culture

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Requirements:
No previous Swahili language study required
Admissions requirements for all programs

Program Dates
Summer Term: July 3 through August 12

Cost
Summer 2015 Tuition and Fees: $9,175
Costs will include tuition, housing, board, local transportation, excursions, overseas medical insurance, and emergency travel assistance coverage. Download the summer 2015 budget sheet. Financial aid is available.
Financial assistance is available to Boston University students through the African Studies Center.

Credits
Upon successful completion of the program, students earn eight Boston University credits.

Housing
Students are housed with local host families in and around the central district of Stone Town.

Application Deadline
Summer Term: March 1

All students take the following course:
CAS PO 205: Religion, Politics, and Identity in East Africa (4 credits)
Explores the historical role of Zanzibar as a gateway between East Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, and Europe, and the complicated identity politics that developed from this history. Concentrates on current issues such as democratization and international economics.

Students also take one, 4-credit Swahili language course. The course level depends on the students’ previous experience with Swahili. Other levels may be available. Swahili courses taught by local faculty. CAS LE 111 Swahili I, CAS LE 211 Swahili III, CAS LE 311 Swahili V