Travel Programs

Volunteer Trip

We are now accepting applications for the 2016 Summer Work-Study Trip. Visit the trip description page to learn more and fill out an application.


TDS Work-Study Program

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A “work-study” trip is an experience for travelers to volunteer in the communities they are traveling to and enhance their cultural understanding of the region by attending culture-related seminars. This type of travel experience allows the traveler to explore as part of the community.

This year’s two-week trip is set to begin on Saturday, June 11, 2016. TDS’s Work-Study Program combines a traveler’s desire to visit a foreign place and also give back in the community while they are there. This year will include working alongside teachers as they develop their computer skills, learning from locals about Tanzanian culture and a safari and camping in the Serengeti.

Learn more about the 2016 Work-Study Trip.

NIU Study Abroad Program


This study abroad course offered through Northern Illinois University explores the role of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in the development of poor countries, with Tanzania as a case study framework. The primary instruction will be meetings and interactions with officers and clients from a variety of NGOs in Tanzania, operating at the local and national levels. Students will ground their observations and interactions in-country with assigned reading and discussion. A major aspect of the course is the experience of working with local teachers as they improve their computer literacy skills.

Learn more about the 2016 NIU Study Abroad.

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Tanzania Development Support led a fundraiser to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro for the second time in January 2016. The purpose of the 2016 Kili Climb was to launch the second phase, the addition of two computer labs to the Library and Community Resource Center. The trip began with the climbing of Mt. Kilimanjaro, a 7 day experience. The second week included an overnight camping trip to Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater and a drive across the Serengeti to deliver the money raised from the Kili Climb. Thanks to the dedicated volunteers, the 2016 fundraiser raised over $56,000 and construction of the computers labs was able to begin in late March.