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Five reasons to volunteer in Tanzania Gap Year Programs

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Gap-year programs are an opportunity to get to know what’s out there before you make decisions about your future education and career path. It’s more time to work on that project you’ve been putting off while studying. It’s a chance to learn about the real world outside the four walls of a classroom. It’s a way for you to get out of your comfort zone and find out more about your own natural aptitudes. It’s your shot at seeing the world before choosing where you’d like to settle down for the next few years and make some long-term progress. Maybe you don’t agree with precisely any of these definitions of the gap year program. That’s okay. The exact meaning of a gap year program is probably a little different for everyone. In whichever way you define a gap year program, most gap-year students would agree that it’s a chance to design your own year of learning, achievement, impact, and life experience, away from more traditionally structured school and work systems. With Projects Abroad, you can have a Gap year Travel program abroad where you fulfill your potential while exploring the world. We offer a wide range of options, so we can match a lot of your gap year ideas. Interested in a gap year spent volunteering with animals? Eager to use your gap year travel program to add work experience to your CV? Whatever you need for your gap year program, we can help make it a reality! This is what you can expect from our gap year program projects: Work on long-term, sustainable solutions to specific problems and make a real impact Add real-life experience to your CV Get first-hand insight into global challenges facing people today Work closely with local community members and organizations Become more independent Planning gap-year travels programs is our specialty, and we offer a hassle-free and completely flexible experience for gap-year travel. You can choose: What kind of work do you want to do Which country do you want to go to How long do you want to travel, and your own start dates

About GAP Year Programs WHAT IS A GAP YEAR? gap year program BENEFITS OF A GAP YEAR TRAVEL PROGRAMS More and more traditional academic institutions are endorsing the many benefits of a gap year. Harvard, famously, sends out letters to students after accepting them for admission advising their parents to rather consider postponing their child’s education and encouraging them to take a gap year before college. Harvard’s official reason for doing this is that they believe today’s students are under far too much pressure and that greatness comes not from imitating others but from knowing yourself, following your interests, and playing to your own unique strengths. Taking a gap year allows high school graduates to build on all three of these success factors. SHOULD I TAKE A GAP YEAR? If you’re super excited about taking a gap year, but still have some doubts the gap year statistics study conducted by The American Gap Association, might help you make your decision. It showed that about 85% of students who take a gap year recommend it to others, 88% of those who took a gap year after high school who planned to go to a specific college, did, and 89% of those who took a gap year during college returned to college, and 86% of gap year students were satisfied or very satisfied with their jobs. They also found that the majority of students taking a gap year do so after high school and before college. A much smaller part of the group takes their gap year during college and an even tinier portion takes their gap year after completing graduate school or after college. HOW TO TAKE A GAP YEAR Hopefully, we’ve been able to show you that the pros of a gap year outweigh any cons you might have heard about. Now, we’d also attend to your question of how exactly it will be possible for you to take a gap year. Many students ask how they can fund their gap year. Check our scholarships page to find out if we can offer you a gap year scholarship. You can also raise funds for your gap year by using our fundraising platform. Citizens of the United States of America can also apply for a tax deduction on any of our gap year programs. The second question many students ask is 'How can I apply for a gap year when I’ve already been accepted to a college?’ You can apply to your admissions office to postpone your enrolment for a year. Amani hostel offers run gap year travel programs including volunteer and internship programs and volunteering abroad in Tanzania during your gap year. You won’t be short on gap year ideas if you choose the Amani hostel gap year program. Focuses for our programs include everything from marine and wildlife conservation to global public health and education, as well as women’s empowerment, and business in the service of social impact. If you’ve already found the perfect gap year program for you, perfect! Complete a quick application for the Amani hostel gap year program. If not, you can browse and find gap year programs here. To download our gap year guide, visit our brochures page. WHAT TO DO IN A GAP YEAR TRAVEL PROGRAM. The American Gap Association study found that the number of activities undertaken on a gap year is positively correlated to the satisfaction students report after taking their gap year. In other words, the more activities you’re able to squeeze into a gap year, the more fulfilled you’ll feel at the end of it. This makes sense, after all the last thing you’d want to be is bored during a gap year Program. If you’re looking for inspiration planning your gap year, why not take a leaf out of Malia Obama’s book. She’s perhaps the most famous student in recent memory to take a gap year and did so before attending Harvard. During her gap year, Malia traveled to volunteer abroad, completed an internship, and spent time with her family. With Amani hostel you do all of these things, you can travel to volunteer or intern abroad. When you’re looking to plan your gap year, first make a list of all the things you’d like to try during your gap year, and then do some research about the available gap year options. After you have an idea about time and budget constraints, you can start being more selective about your gap year ideas (after all, there are only 365 days in a year) and whether you’d need to consider a gap year work program before traveling, volunteering or interning. WHY GAP YEAR. GP YEAR TRAVEL PROGRAMS CALENDAR 2022-2025. 2022 - 2025 1st Session; June 5th - June 26th (6/5/10- 6/26) 2nd Session; July 9th - July 30th (7/9/10- 7/30 3rd Session; August 12th - September 12th (8/12/10- 9/12/ Days: 21-30 Ages: 16 - yrs, 20- 28, 30 - 65 Tuition: $ 3800 USD per person. -Airfare not included. Maximum Group 1, 2, and 3 size; 15- 26pax Community Service Hours: 25- 30hrs per week. Arrive/Depart: Depart Home to Amsterdam then Amsterdam to KIA - Tanzania then Depart KIA to Amsterdam then from Amsterdam back to your home. LOOKING FOR GAP YEAR PROGRAM? AMANI Hostel has been delivering life-changing adventure travel programs for over 10 years. Contact us today to fulfill your Dreaming Program. For more information please contact our office for further information call us at +255 767 707 352 emails us on info@amanihostel.net PROGRAM COST Tanzania - Quick Facts Start Dates: All Year Round Duration: 1-24 Weeks Program Locations: Arusha & Zanzibar Minimum Age: 17 years+ Certificate - Offered after Program completion All volunteer programs start on the first and third Monday of each month. Tanzania programs are fully open now!! The country has opened for international arrivals. Programs in Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Mwanza, Mbeya and Zanzibar are available. No quarantine requirements on arrival. Amani Hostel provide the world’s most affordable volunteer Program Fees all while delivering an award-winning support service. Using an online and modern approach we are able to provide life-changing opportunities which are often a fraction of the cost of similar organizations. Amani Hostel is also offering a wide range of affordable volunteering opportunities in two different cities in Tanzania - Arusha, and Zanzibar. Participants can choose to be a part of diverse projects including Childcare, medical, Teaching English, 2 Weeks Special, Football Coaching, and Conservation Project. Medical and pre-med students can join the Health Care Project and work with experienced professional doctors. Apart from these, gap year travelers and backpackers looking to gain some meaningful international work experience as well as high school and college students looking for a worthy project can join these programs , which not only gives a chance to volunteer but also allows you to explore the adventure trails and spot the Big 5 amidst the wilderness. If you wish to be a responsible volunteer in Tanzania and enjoy the thrilling game drives, then get ready and join it through us! If you are tired of expensive volunteer programs but want to make a positive contribution to the world, look no further! Amani Hostel is dedicated to offering high-quality, well-organized, and meaningful programs at the most affordable price in the United States.

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Sombetini Chini, Ngusero, Arusha, Arusha 2557, TZ

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Our team of travel advisors is able to guide you when deciding which of our projects best match the experience you are looking for. For certain programs, your skills will also be expertly assessed to ensure that you are able to make the most out of your time on a project, and employ your abilities and life experiences to the fullest.


Amani is the Swahili word for Peace. It is the belief that a community should live in a peaceful way, This ideal is the basis for the "Amani Hostel" where people can come and live together in sharing their skills, expertise, and enthusiasm with those in need in the local community with the aim of preaching peace to everyone around the world. At Amani hostel, our aim is to make you feel complete like you’re at your own home. With this in mind, we have designed and equipped our Hostel with every home comfort you could possibly desire. Whatever your situation, whether on a long or short-term stay, Amani will offer to you the comfort of your own home, which comes with superior services. The Hostel comes with a wide range of services and facilities.


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Sombetini ChiniNguseroArusha, Arusha 2557Tanzania



  • General Education
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  • Financial Literacy
  • Youth Services
  • Child Care


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  • Must be at least 18
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