Center for Arts in Medicine

Study Abroad


Theatre & Playmaking For Literacy & Community Health

July 9 - 26, 2020 | Summer B
This service-learning program will introduce you to the incredible history and culture of Zanzibar. You will be immersed in the Zanzibar community, working with middle school children to create an original play based on their life stories which will be performed in the community. We will use playmaking to develop English literacy skills and address community health. This program is offered in partnership with GETheatre, who have been running this project for over 10 years! GET’s aim is to use a blend of applied and educational theatre techniques to address the complex struggles of children living in poverty as well as the broader concerns of their communities. They work with both boys and girls, but focus on those who are afforded the least opportunity to share their voices. It is often girls who benefit the most from their programs as they face the most barriers to being heard.


Zanzibar is an archipelago of islands off the coast of East Africa that became a part of the United Republic of Tanzania in 1964. It is often referred to as the “Spice Islands,” as Zanzibar’s main industries include tourism, spices, agriculture, and fishing. This program will be based in Stone Town, a city of winding narrow streets, carved wooden doors, bazaars, and beautiful mosques. Swahili is spoken throughout Zanzibar and most of the people on the island follow the Islamic faith.

2020 Costs

Undergraduate Program Fee: $3,450
Graduate Program Fee: $3,946

A $375 nonrefundable deposit toward the total cost of the program is due at the time of application. The remaining fees are due no later than 45 days prior to departure. If you receive financial aid, you can defer payment until it disburses.
What's Included
Tuition for 6 UF credits, accommodation, breakfast daily, excursions, international health insurance and emergency medical assistance.
What's Not Included
Round-trip airfare, most meals, additional personal travel, and personal expenses.

Financial Aid

Most financial aid that you would receive on campus during the summer can be applied toward the cost of this study abroad program; however, all financial aid eligibility is determined by Student Financial Affairs. You must speak with your financial aid advisor to determine what aid can be applied to the cost of this study abroad program, including scholarships.

To contact Student Financial Affairs, please visit When asked what you need assistance with, select 'Study Abroad' from the drop-down menu.


The UF International Center sponsors a large number of study abroad scholarships. In addition to the UFIC scholarships, many UF colleges and departments, as well as national organizations, offer study abroad scholarships. Click HERE to browse the UFIC scholarship offerings for academic year, semester, and summer programs. 

Note: Students who apply for UFIC scholarships will be considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible. Check the UFIC Scholarship Application page for eligibility requirements.

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