HU Swahili Study Abroad (HUSSA) in Tanzania and Kenya

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The Howard University Swahili Study Abroad (HUSSA) Program is a community-based service learning program, available in Tanzania during the summer.

About the Program

This program allows the student to:

  • Begin or complete your foreign language requirement 
  • Earn up to an equivalent of 6 credit hours of Swahili language 
  • Enhance your language proficiency skills through total immersion 
  • Get hands-on exposure to East African arts and crafts
  • Use Swahili language with local people on a daily basis
  • Engage in cultural and Educational excursions 
  • Tour and enjoy the rich cultural and historical island of Zanzibar 
  • Take a tour of one of the local national parks 

Download the 2019 HUSSA Brochure with details about the program, dates and costs:

In order to fund this program, you can apply for the FLAS Fellowship. Go to FLAS page

Application for HUSSA

The application process is now closed. The application period opens at the latter part of the Fall semester each year. At that time, a link to the online application form will be found here.

For more information contact:

The Swahili Program is now on Twitter@Swahili_HU