The Intensive Swahili in Zanzibar program offers you an opportunity to learn the most widely spoken African language, Swahili. You will study the language at an accelerated pace through daily classes and full immersion into Swahili culture, history, politics and religion on the island of Zanzibar off the coast of Tanzania. The program can accommodate all levels of Swahili speakers (from first year to fourth year), and no prior experience is required.
You will be taught in a small group setting by native speakers at the State University of Zanzibar and participate in weekly excursions. The eight-week program features a break midway through the summer when you will be allowed to travel on your own to mainland Tanzania. The program runs during the Zanzibar International Film Festival, which features a variety of films and lectures, presentations and exhibits.
In this semester program you will study and practice photojournalism and documentary filmmaking/storytelling using the diverse people and places of London as your subjects. You will learn photography and filmmaking technique, aesthetics principles and applications, and visual storytelling from an award winning master professor, photographer and filmmaker in the field. The stories you create will focus on experiences during your time in London, those of distinguished US expats living in London, and those of guest presenters including distinguished British photographers and filmmakers.
You will learn about British film history and attend the prestigious BFI (British Film Institute) London Film Festival, where more than 300 films, documentaries, and shorts are screened from around the world. You do not need to be an expert in filming or in a film-centered disciplines. Instead you should want to learn more about documentaries and documentary “literacy” that you encounter in daily life.
Immerse yourself in the communications and media scene in London during this five-week summer program. Designed to take advantage of opportunities to experience some of the unique communication headquarters in London, excursions include visits to BBC Television and Radio, the ITN News Headquarters, and attendance at major political and art events held throughout the summer. Courses are designed with special emphasis on journalistic skill building as well as theoretical analytical components.