Study Abroad in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

The Center for African Studies at UF offers students the opportunity to earn credits toward their degree while spending a semester or academic year at the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. The University of Dar es Salaam is structured around six colleges: Arts & Social Sciences, Commerce & Management, Education, Engineering, Law, and Science. The university also houses the Institute of Development Studies, the Institute of Marine Science, and the Institute of Kiswahili Research. Students can select courses in a wide variety of disciplines to meet their individual credit requirements.

To see more details about this study abroad program, please click here.


  • Classes in taught in English
  • Exclusive agreement between University of Florida and University of Dar es Salaam
  • Full spectrum of course offerings at all six colleges of University of Dar es Salaam

Course Offerings

  • Students are able to choose among all courses offered through the six colleges at the University of Dar es Salaam
  • Seniors may develop an independent study project under the guidance of a UDSM professor and with consent from the dean of the appropriate college


  • Undergraduates must have minimum GPA of 2.5
  • UF and non-UF students in good standing
  • Graduate students must have GPA of at least 3.0
  • All applicants should have taken at least one three credit hour course in African Studies
  • A letter of recommendation is required
  • A personal interview or telephone conference call may also be required
  • Attendance at mandatory two-day predeparture orientation meeting held in Gainesville

For further information or consultation, please contact:
Dr. Todd H. Leedy
(352) 392-2183