Yale Summer Swahili Program in Tanzania

Language of Instruction: Swahili
Term: Summer

Continue to develop your Swalihi in Tanzania for the summer

The next application deadline is Apr 1, 2018
See other program dates


The Yale Swahili program provides opportunities for you to learn Swahili at the intermediate or advanced level. All students live together in houses or apartments. The program is FLAS eligible, if funding is of interest.


Students take one course in reading, writing, listening and speaking Swahili.

Program Features

All students live in shared apartments or houses as assigned by the program. The program also takes you on various excursions such as Zanzibar, Bagamoyo- town of slave trade (later free town of slave trade), Saadan National Park, Pangani- Old Swahili Town, Amboni caves, Amani Natural Reserve, Lushoto (for hiking), and Korogwe plantation among others.
Click here to view the Intermediate Kiswahili I & II program: http://studyabroad.yale.edu/programs/intermediate-kiswahili-i-ii
Click here to view the Advanced Kiswahili program: http://studyabroad.yale.edu/programs/advanced-kiswahili


Review eligibility to ensure that you meet all Columbia requirements to study abroad.

Review the external program webpage to understand any additional program prerequisites. Note the program language requirements.

Application Instructions

To apply, you must complete the two steps below. Deadlines vary and some applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Therefore, you should complete the steps below simultaneously:

  • To apply for Columbia clearance (approval) to study abroad, click on "Start Your Application" on this webpage. Clearance applications are approved by the OGP on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this webpage.
  • To apply for program admission, complete an external application directly on the program webpage. Note that this deadline may be in advance of the Columbia clearance deadline.

Fact Sheet

Language of Instruction:
Language Requirement:
2 semesters of language, or equivalent

Dates & Deadlines

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018
Admissions Decision Date: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018