Study Abroad in Iringa
College Study Abroad
Explore Iringa, Tanzania
Charming, beautiful Iringa is the administrative and political capital of the Iringa Region of Tanzania in East Africa. Originally built as a defensive base in the 1890s, the city stretches along a hilltop overlooking the Ruaha River to the south and along soft ridges and valleys to the north.
Study Tours & Cultural Excursions
Every CIEE semester program has frequent cultural excursions and a multi-day study tour uniquely designed to complement the program’s academics and enhance students’ cultural immersion. In Iringa, past study tours and excursions have included:
- Trips to Lake Nyasa to see the Livingstone Mountains plunge into the rift valley
- Visits to the Isimila Stone Age site to examine archaeological artifacts from human habitation more than 100,000 years ago
- Safaris to Ruaha National Park to see ecological preservation in action
- Excursions to Udzungwa Mountains to see the highest waterfall in Tanzania
Where Students Study
Ruaha Catholic University (RUCU)
RUCU is a private university with 4,000 students located in the Southern Highlands municipality of Iringa.
Internships & Volunteering
Depending on their program of study and availability, students may be able to participate in an internship or volunteer. In Iringa, students can spend four weeks volunteering at an NGO that addresses public health, education, and social welfare issues in rural Tanzania.