Our Safari across Tanzania

I’m sitting in our comfortable bed in the Sleep Inn Hotel in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania’s capitol), with an air conditioning unit providing a cool environment while I watch Kung Fu Panda on a flat screen television. We have come a long way from Karagwe, and have enjoyed traveling along the tourist track followed by thousands of visitors each year in Tanzania.

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Chapare: A Trip to the Jungle

After our first week of classes, we took a weekend trip out of the Cochabamba valley and into the jungle. We traded in the dry, high altitude Cochabamba for the humid lower lands of Villa Tunari in the province of Chapare. As we left Cochabamba, the road began climbing the mountains, but everything was still brown and dry like the city. Little towns and farms lined the road, which with the mountains and hills provided for a beautiful landscape.

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Cell Phones, Classes, and Trufis

Today, Monday Sept. 12, was another beautiful day in Cochabamba. It was also an important day; today was the first day of classes. The four of us from Amizade met at 9 AM to meet our new Spanish instructor, Toni. I had heard very good things about her from many people, so I was excited to meet and work with her. We met at her beautiful house where our class will be.

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Shedding Layers in Tanzania

This guest post comes from Professor Joseph Miller. Originally intended to debrief the recent Amizade spring semester study abroad course to Karagwe,…

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The Viloma School Project

Amizade’s school-building project in the community of Viloma, Bolivia is nearing completion! Nestled against the dusty Andean foothills of the…

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