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Houghton in Tanzania

Houghton College, Houghton, New York, sponsors the Tanzania semester once a year. It is intended to get the student out of the Western classroom and into a real setting in the developing world. Tanzania is a beautiful, peaceful country with most of its people still living in a rural, agrarian setting. The semester offers courses in various integrated fields such as anthropology, history, wildlife studies, missions, and folklore. Lectures are given at the base camp near Iringa, and students travel extensively, live with Tanzanian families, speak Swahili, see historical sites, and observe wildlife in wilderness settings. Students experience for themselves the same material they are learning in the classroom. The result is in-depth learning and a life-changing experience. For additional information, visit the website, www.houghton.edu/academics/ocp/ or email OCP@houghton.edu.