On the volunteer Tanzania Community Challenge you will spend two weeks working on a variety of projects aimed at improving education quality in and around Arusha. You will be challenged to step out of your comfort zone and think creatively as you volunteer to help local children and their families have a brighter future.


Working work with a partner schools to deliver a range of workshops that supplement the national curriculum, you could be running sessions that focus on conversational English, life skills, the environment, creative arts and sports! Our in-country team has worked closely with local partners to determine the areas in which local children’s education can be enhanced, and we encourage our volunteers to be creative and deliver fun workshops that will both engage the children and allow them to learn hands-on.

You will also have the chance to work on a renovation project at one of our partner schools with the aim of creating a safer and more inspiring learning environment. You could be painting an educational mural, renovating a playground, creating a library, installing a hand-washing station and more!

You can find out more about the  Tanzania Community Challenge program by visiting the Challenges Abroad website. 


Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences students may be eligible for Level 2 credit through PHSS2000: Practical Employability Experience. Students must have space within their program for a 2 unit general elective. For more information, visit the course webpage.

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact Challenges Abroad for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the standard UQ Abroad Student Eligibility Criteria and any eligibility criteria set by Challenges Abroad. 

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The program fee is $2,050. More information regarding program fees can be found on the Challenges Abroad website. 

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding


Accommodation is included in the program cost. For more information regarding accommodation, please see the Challenges Abroad website.

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 10 March 2020
Host: 16 May 2020 

Program Dates

Start: 27 June 2020
End: 1 July 2020

Fast Facts

Type: Volunteering
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Tanzania
Credit: Not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate, Postgraduate

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.​