Tanzania’s sprawling plains and beautiful savannas are insanely picturesque. Tourists from around the world travel to the country to see its abundant wildlife or climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the “Natural Wonder of the World”. While Tanzania offers several adventurous activities for the tourist, visitors who want to truly explore and understand Tanzania’s culture should spend some time in its local communities.

Tanzania has an extremely young population–over half of its local people are under the age of 15. Because of this, there is a shortage of labor and increasing costs of educating the young population. Since its independence, the Tanzanian government has heavily emphasized education as a necessary stepping-stone to increase social and economic development. While several initiatives to improve the Tanzanian education system have been set in place, economic woes have kept the government from reaching all of its goals. With that said, there are many opportunities to teach abroad in Tanzania and help improve the education that local Tanzanians receive. Teaching in Tanzania is a great way to gain invaluable international teaching experience.

Average Monthly Salary
US $50
Average Monthly Cost Of Living
US $350 – $400
Peak Hiring Times
Given an average teacher’s salary, living in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s bustling metropolitan city, is much more expensive than living in a local village. Volunteer teachers in Tanzania tend to go to more rural communities, where the standard of living and cost of living are both lower than average and international private school teachers tend to reside in metropolitan areas.
Visa Requirements
An Tanzanian visa is required for tourism and business.
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