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Trip Overview

In May 2017, FSCS students and faculty traveled to Tanzania for an enriching learning experience in partnership with Cross Cultural Solutions. A key aim of the trip was to engage students in a reflective cross-cultural learning experience that tackled issues of personal and situational social location, differential learning, and skills building. Students had the opportunity to immerse themselves in a new culture and engage in work with social service programs in Tanzania.

Trip Name: Tanzania 2017 (21 days)

Partner: Cross-Cultural Solutions

Eligible Programs:

  • Addictions and Mental Health
  • Community & Justice Services
  • Criminal Justice
  • Social Service Worker
  • Child and Youth Care (Degree & Diploma)
  • Community Development
  • Police Foundations

Credit: Students participating on this trip were eligible to accrue placement hours and gain valuable international service learning experience.

Program Highlights:

  • Kiswahili lessons
  • Field trips and educational talks about the Tanzania healthcare and justice system
  • Primary and secondary school visits to learn about the Tanzanian education system
  • Marangu cultural visit
  • Participation in a coffee making lesson and a traditional dance experience

β€œIn Tanzania, myself and 3 other peers were able to work at a Youth Retention Center, where we upheld mentor positions for the children aged 12-17… [this experience] opened up a whole new world of networks and learning goals.”

β€”Criminal Justice Student, Tanzania 2017


Previous Student Experience

Dana Brown - Criminal Justice (Bachelor of Social Science)

Whilst achieving my degree at Humber College, I was able to complete two of my required placements internationally. First in Tanzania, followed by the United Kingdom. Experiencing international placements provided a rich and unique learning environment in which I was able to thrive in. Both placements related to the Criminal Justice field, however, the placements were very unique and created different opportunities. In Tanzania, myself and 3 other peers were able to work at a Youth Retention Center, where we upheld mentor positions for the children aged 12-17. Part of our placement, was to assist the children with their English skills, basic hygiene, and play educational games. On the weekends, we had time to explore the host country and partook in activities such as: a day hike to Mount Kilimanjaro, a waterfall hike and exploring the small town of Moshi.

Dana Brown posing on a mountain with a view of a lake and mountains in the background in Tanzania

Dana Brown riding in an four-wheeler down a trail in Tanzania