Project Description

Tanzania and Zanzibar: Indigenous Communities


Clayton Walton
Clayton WaltonInstructor
Clayton L. Walton has spent the last 19 years designing student development initiatives that challenge participants to intentionally engage their college experience. As the Executive Director of Globally Engaged Experiential Learning and Assistant Professor in the School of Public Affairs and Administration, Clayton promotes a holistic student development philosophy that informs the design and implementation of his coursework, study away programs and co-curricular initiatives.

Based in Tanzania and Zanzibar, this partnership with the Massailand communities, Korona School District, Zanzibar University, and ILE nonprofit, prepares students to understand the challenges of creating social change in culturally complex communities. While engaging concepts of sustainable living, community leadership, and cultural competency, teams will collaborate with indigenous communities in a series of cultural immersion and sustainable living projects.


Tanzania and Zanzibar

Program Dates


Who Can Participate

  • Rutgers undergraduate students who have:
    • completed 12+ credits
    • related coursework
    • approval from the faculty director as well as their advisor
  • Rutgers graduate students

Related Areas of Study

  • Gender Equity: Social Entrepreneurship and Free Trade
  • Sustainable Energy and Water Rights
  • Community, Nonprofit, and Public Organization Leadership

Important Note: This is not a complete list. We value diverse perspectives in our programs and encourage students from all majors and professions for participate. All program applicants are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to determine if and how this course may be applied towards their program requirements and degree completion.

Course Code:

Students self-register in Webreg and choose the following course:

  • TBA (3 credits)
    • This course is being offered through the Department of Social Work.



Travel and Visa Information:

Passport: All program participants are required to have a valid passport, which must be valid for at least six months beyond the program end date.

Visa: US citizens will need a visa for short trips and visits to Tanzania that are no more than 90 days Per Entry.

Pre-Departure Resources:

US State Department

Center for Disease Control.


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