Things are great in Tanzania!
My host family is welcoming and accommodating, and the same goes for the KEI Director).
I am having a lot of fun and meeting great friends.
Thank you very much for all your help and patience in making all this happen.
I really appreciate everything KEI has done for me.
Coming here is nothing short of a dream I had for years.
KEI organizes cultural activities in Dar es Salaam and day trips to Bagamoyo and Zanzibar.
Transportation, lodging and admission for planned activities are included in the program fee.
KEI reserves the right to change planned excursions for destinations of equal value and interest.
Excursions may change based on availability, local festivals and interest.
Academic year and multiple term students participate on planned excursions during their first term of study.
Dar es Salaam
Students will visit downtown Dar to discover the many contrasts between contemporary and historic Tanzania.
Downtown has much to offer, from numerous shops and restaurants, to cultural significant sites and museums, to the busy harbor and business centers.
A small town rich in culture and history, located 75 kilometers north of Dar es Salaam.
The town was born out of Kaole town.
It was one of the most important trading centers on the East Africa coast during the 18th and 19th centuries.
The town boasts of the beginning of the Catholic Church in East Africa and beautiful unspoiled beaches.
Visitors enjoy a combination of cultural, historical and natural attractions.
The "Spice Islands" are situated in the Indian Ocean, 36 km off the coastline of mainland Tanzania.
Once the trading center of the whole of East Africa, Zanzibar attracted Sumerians, Assyrians, Phoenicians, Arabs, Chinese and Malays.
The great explorers, Burton, Speke, Livingstone and Krapf continued their journeys from these shores.
Zanzibar is characterized by beautiful sandy beaches with fringing coral reefs, warm clear blue waters, idyllic islands, excellent reefs for snorkeling and diving, fantastic deep sea fishing and watersports activities.
The historic Stone Town with its narrow winding streets, vivid markets and colorful bazaars makes for an interesting cultural visit.
The island is famous for spices such as cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, cardamom, pepper and others).