OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

CIEE: Tanzania, University of Iringa

Program Administrator: 
CIEE
Country: 
Tanzania
Host Institution: 

The University of Iringa (formerly Tumaini University) is a small, private university with 4,000 students located in the Southern Highlands Municipality of Iringa. It was founded in 1996 with the mission to engage its faculties and students in studies of higher learning committed to the pursuit of truth through scientific research and inquiries. The university offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees and consists of the Schools of Arts and Social Science, Business and Economics, Law, Science and Education, and Theology.

Location: 

Iringa is a small city with a population of 115,000 (compared to Dar es Salaam’s four million), located on the TanZam highway—the main highway leading from Dar es Salaam to Zambia—around 450km inland from Dar es Salaam and 400 km from the border with Zambia at the junction to Ruaha National Park. Iringa was built during the 1890s by the German Army as a defensive base to be used against the Hehe uprising led by Chief Mkwawa. The name Iringa is derived from the Hehe word Lilinga, meaning fort, as the fortress and headquarters of Chief Mkwawa was situated in the nearby village of Kalenga.

Duration: 
Fall term
Winter/Spring Semester
Academic year
Language: 
English
Language: 
Swahili
Class Format: 
Classes with US and Host-Country Students
Housing: 
Residence Hall
Requirement: 

2.75 GPA and sophomore standing.

OSU Study Abroad Program Deadlines

Deadlines for OSU Study Abroad Programs:

  • Summer Programs: March 15
  • Fall, Year-Long Programs: April 15
  • Winter/Spring Semester Programs: October 15
  • Spring Term Programs: November 15

Programs may have alternative deadlines or extend deadlines. Confirm with your program advisor.

Mandatory Application Checklist: 
Program Details: 

Full information on the CIEE Tanzania webpage.

Program Costs: 
Academic emphasis: 
Anthropology
Business Admin.
Economics
English
Ethnic Studies
General Science
Geography
History
Liberal Studies
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology
Women Studies


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