UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM
DIRECTORATE OF INTERNATIONALIZATION, CONVOCATION & ADVANCEMENT (DICA)

Orientation

At the beginning of each academic year, UDSM through the Directorate of Internationalization, Convocation and Advancement organizes an Orientation Week for full-time, short-term and occasional students.

The orientation is designed to help new international students adjust to academic and social life at UDSM, comply to government regulations that pertain to their stay in Tanzania, learn about on- and off-campus resources and support services and finally become comfortable with the local community and Tanzanian culture.

The orientation includes:

  • Speakers from Deans of students office, University Auxillary Police, Creative Arts Professor (Cultural expertise), Immigration officer, Medical Doctor (UDSM Health Centre), Academic Registration (ARIS) officer, DICA and university Students Accommodation bureau (USAB)
  • A Campus tour
  • Dar es salaam City Centre tour
  • Tour to the immigration office Head Quarters
  • Orientation dinner and Tanzanian dance