English-Language Voluntourism in Tanzania

This poster provides an overview of my research into the benefits and risks of English-language voluntourism in Tanzania, focusing specifically on the central questions: who truly benefits from English-language voluntourism in Tanzania, and do its benefits justify its risks?

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Pia Tiwari

Student, University of St Andrews

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I am an undergraduate scholar and an International Relations and Social Anthropology student at St Andrews. Growing up in various countries across Asia and Europe, I have become particularly interested in global politics, postcolonialism, and social justice. I am also passionate about languages, and speak Chinese, Persian, Urdu, French, and Spanish to varying degrees, in addition to my native Hindi and English.

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Go to the profile of Fatima Formuli
15 days ago

I think recently this has been a very salient topic and people are questioning the intentions of such trips abroad. Your research is really interesting and highlights the problems with voluntourism. Hopefully in the future people become more aware of the problems and do research beforehand prior to engaging in such activities to make sure their values align