Fulbright-Hays Swahili Group Project Abroad in Tanzania

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All Swahili summer programs have been postponed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Please contact Dr. Leonard Muaka for more information at leonard.muaka@howard.edu.

The Swahili Group Project Abroad (GPA) in Tanzania is part of the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program of the U.S. Department of Education and is coordinated by the Department of World Languages and Cultures in collaboration with the Center for African Studies at Howard University in Washington DC.

Fulbright-Hays Swahili Group Project Abroad in Tanzania

The Program

An Intensive Advanced Swahili Group Project Abroad (GPA) will take place in Tanzania in the Summer of 2020. The program, which will be held at the University of Dar es Salaam, will include:

  • 5 to 6 hours of intensive daily Swahili language instruction and interactions
  • Cultural activities
  • Excursions to historical and cultural sites on weekends
  • Homestay with a Swahili family for eight consecutive weeks


A participant in the Swahili GPA program must:

  • be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • have had at least three or four semesters of Swahili language instruction
  • have commitment to a career in African Studies

Program Costs:

The Fulbright-Hays Swahili GPA grant covers the following expenses:

  • International travel to and from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from Washington DC
  • Overseas Tuition
  • Accommodation and food for the duration of the program
  • Program-related transportation in Tanzania
  • Educational materials distributed during the program

The grant does not cover:

  • Program Fee of $1000 that covers administrative expenses in the United States
  • Local travel from the participants’ homes to Washington DC airport and return after the program.
  • Mandatory health insurance for the summer abroad in Tanzania
  • Passport and visa fees
  • Immunizations and other health-care expenses related to travel
  • Travel done on the student’s own time and initiative in Tanzania
  • Personal shopping and gifts

Apply for the Program

Swahili GPA Applications for Summer 2020 are now closed. An Online Application will be available here for Summer 2021 in the Fall of 2020.

Review ALL of the Application Procedures on this page.

Fill out the Online Application

Download the Referee Letter Form

Program Brochure

Download the Program Brochure.

For more information contact: