Mwalimu Nyerere once said that culture is the essence and spirit of any nation,A country which lack its own culture is no more than a collection of people without the spirit which makes them a nation. Tanzania has been described as one of the most diverse countries in Africa and this is reflected in the fact that there are more than 158 local languages spoken in the country. Swahili is the national language that is widely spoken while English is the official language of education; administration and business.
Local people are native African 99 percent of which 95 percent are Bantu consisting of more than 120 tribes and the remaining 1 percent consisting of Asians, Europeans, and Arabs. Most of the population belongs to Christianity Muslim religions and indigenous religions though there is a small number of Hindus and atheists. Generally, Tanzania culture is a product of African, Arab, European and Indian influences. Traditional African values are being consciously adapted to modern life, although at a much slower pace among the Maasai. This section highlights aspects of culture including People and life style, Organisations involved in Cultural Activities ,Ethnic Groups, Performing Arts, Visual Arts and Literature.
- Potential students must enroll at Texas Southern either as a student in good standing or as a visiting student.
- Potential students must have successfully completed 30 semester hours or the equivalent at another institution.
- Potential students must have a G.P.A. of 2.5 or the equivalent. Texas Southern students should include a copy of their transcript. Visiting students should include their transcript with their application.
- Potential students must be in good health. Potential students must provide a doctor’s statement that they are capable of traveling in a tropical environment and indicating the recommended anti-malarial medication prescribed. Infor-mation on health issues concerning travelers to Tanzania can be obtained from the Center for Disease Control at http://www.cdc.gov/travel/eafrica.htm.
- Potential students must have a valid passport and be eligible to obtain a visa to visit Tanzania.
- Potential students under the age of 21 must have the permission of a parent or guardian.
- Potential students must be able to attend a series of orientation sessions on the Texas Southern campus during June of 2014.
- Potential students must complete an application form, including transcript and two letters of recommendation by March 14, 2014.
Courses available during the program will be announced early in the spring semester of 2014. In the past courses have included history, art, and others.
To apply for this International Program please submit an application:
Tanzania Africa Application
|March 14||Complete application due at the International office and deposit of $250 due. (The deposit is refundable until we pay the deposit for the airline tickets)|
|March 28||Notification of successful applications.|
|April 15||Second installment due.|
|May 1||Balance of fee due.|
|May 15||Passports and visa applications must be turned to the International office.|
|May 15||Mandatory orientation sessions begin and will continue through June.|
|June 2||Documentation of Vaccination and Immunization record/proof of Insurance|
|July 3||Signed Policy & Conduct agreement due.|
|July 3||Tuition and fees due to Texas Southern University for Summer II session.|