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  • Locations: Arusha, Tanzania; Estimated Travel Day to/from the US, -; Kilimanjaro, Tanzania; Moshi, Tanzania; Same, Tanzania
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: OSU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring
  • Dates / Deadlines
Program Description:
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Program Tanzania Engineering tab 1

Sustainable and Resilient Communities focuses on applied, service-learning projects in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania. Students will contribute to the sustainability of a partnered community’s long-term food, water, energy, and health systems. In addition to participating in service in a global context, students will explore the complex challenges and opportunities of sustainable development in rural Tanzania.

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the impact that development interventions have on communities,
  • Engage more effectively in intercultural communications both personally and professionally,
  • Demonstrate the process for designing, implementing and evaluating a development project in an international community, and
  • Apply knowledge of community and development theory and practice to formulate strategies to improve community resilience and sustainability in rural, Tanzanian community contexts.


Students will reside, work, and travel within or near the cities of Same, Moshi, and Arusha, Tanzania. Students will also visit various sites of national and cultural importance. 


In-country accommodations include hotel stays in shared rooms with en-suite bathrooms. Meals in-country are included with the exception of travel days. 

Resident Directors

Michael Hagenberger
College of Engineering

Education Abroad Coordinator

Leslie Roberts
Engineering Abroad Manager



Courses and Credit Tanzania Engineering tab 2

Admitted students are required to enroll in ENGR 5797.21 during spring semester. Travel occurs in May following commencement. 



Application Requirement Tanzania Engineering tab 3

In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must be enrolled in the Civil Engineering Capstone sequence, register for ENGR 5797.21 for spring term, and meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation. All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.

Please note that upon application, a $150 application fee will be assessed. The application fee will be refunded only if the applicant is not accepted or a written request to withdraw the application is submitted prior to the application deadline.


Passports are required for every Ohio State education abroad program. For many destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa early as 6 months prior to departure. For information about apply for a passport, go to



Program Costs Tanzania Engineering tab 4

The figures provided are from 2018. Please note that the costs for future program offerings will differ based on changes to the program itinerary, fluctuations in exchange rates, and other variables.

Students are responsible for paying The Ohio State University tuition plus a $3,491 program fee. The program fee will cover international round-trip airfare, visa for entry to Tanzania (for US citizens) lodging, all required travel and site visits in Tanzania, and most meals. It does not cover your passport application costs, vaccinations, and personal other expenditures such as snacks and souvenirs.

The actual cost of the program is $4,491 per person. The College of Engineering has generously subsidized the cost of the program $1,000 per person (subject to change), which is reflected in the program fee above.

If students withdraw or become ineligible any time 11 days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.


Student should begin researching funding opportunities before they have been accepted into a study abroad program. Grants and Scholarship deadlines may occur before the study abroad program application deadline.

If a students withdraw or become ineligible any time 11 days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.



Information Sessions TanzaniaEngineering5

  • Engineering and Knowlton Abroad Expo, Tuesday, October 9th, 3:00-5:30pm in E100 Scott Lab
  • See Leslie Roberts in Enarson Classroom Building during walk-in advising hours every Wednesday from 1-4pm to discuss the program further.


U.S. Department of State: (travel advisories/country-specific safety information)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: (pre-travel health guidance)

Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula and courses. In the event of a change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status is prohibited.


None at this time.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 12/01/2018 12/15/2018 05/08/2019 05/30/2019
NOTE: Program dates include travel to/from the U.S.