NOTICE: Study abroad programs have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic for Summer 2021. The program will resume in 2022.
The Howard University Swahili Study Abroad (HUSSA) Program is a language intensive program that includes working with the community. The program offers 6 weeks of over 120 contact hours through intensive linguistic and cultural experience in Tanzania and Kenya.
*In order to fund this program, you can apply for the FLAS Fellowship. Go to FLAS page.
The HUSSA Summer Program in Tanzania and Kenya is an intensive community-based Swahili language and culture program designed to enhance your language proficiency and promote knowledge and understanding of East Africa in a global context through Swahili language immersion. The program is open to students in all HU schools and departments as well as non-HU students.
Students will spend 6 weeks studying Swahili language and culture in Tanzania and Kenya. Students will spend about a week in Kisiwani, a rural setting, two weeks in Kenya, and three weeks in Dar es Salaam. Students will also visit Zanzibar to learn more about coastal Swahili culture and Indian Ocean trade, including the historical Arab slave trade. Additionally, students will immerse themselves in the local culture through interaction with local people.
Dates for the 2021 program are June 12 – July 24, 2021.
Apply for the Program
The applications for the 2021 HUSSA Summer Program are now open. The Application Deadline is February 15, 2021.