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Tanzania

Dates

June 3 – July 6, 2020

Cost

$4,975 + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

Nursing, Public Health, Service-Learning Practicum, Sociology

Deadlines

Dec. 1, 2019: Apply Early & Save $100
Feb. 15 2020: Regular Deadline 

Program Overview

Since 2012, twenty-nine (29) Gilman Scholars have studied on the KIIS Tanzania program. The KIIS Tanzania program includes practicums for students in health related majors such as medicine, nursing, health administration, public health and social work. The practicums provide rich hands-on experiences in hospitals, HIV clinics and orphanage homes among other settings. The program is based in the city of Dar es Salaam. We also take excursions to Arusha for an entire day of Safari and viewing of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa; and the Island of Zanzibar to discover the rich land and sea biodiversity of Tanzania.

Language Requirement: None. All courses are taught in English. 

Accommodations: Hotel, 3-5 students per room.

Orientation: Mandatory orientation on Saturday, April 18 in Bowling Green, KY. See Orientation for more information.

Director: Dr. William Mkanta, william.mkanta@wku.edu

Courses

All courses are taught in English. You may enroll in 1-2 courses.  The Nursing courses are 3 credit hours each. The Health Care Administration Practicum is available for either 3 or 6 credit hours. 

HCA 459/559 Global Health Service-Learning Practicum (3-6 hours)

Dr. William Mkanta

Graduate credit available

This practicum allows students in health professions such as medicine, nursing, nutrition, social work, and health administration to apply their skills alongside their Tanzanian counterparts while addressing the health needs of the community.

NUR 317-1 Topics: Global Health Care

Dr. Diane Riff

This course examines contemporary issues in global health and will facilitate understanding of the political and social factors that contribute to health globally.  

NURS 317-2 Topics: Nursing Service-Learning Practicum

Dr. Diane Riff

The clinical experiences will provide students the opportunity to observe nursing and medical practice under supervision in the Tanzanian health system with clients across the lifespan.

SOCL 240 Global Social Problems

Dr. Boniface Noyongoyo

Examines causes of and responses to critical contemporary social problems in different world regions, with a focus on the dimensions and impacts of globalization. Diverse social theories area applied to interpret problems such as environmental degradation, AIDS, family violence, racism, migration, international poverty, and crime.

SOCL 489 Topics: Food, Health and Society

Dr. Boniface Noyongoyo

The course will examine the main concepts related to food, health, and society in a global and local perspective through readings, lectures, and discussions. As the world becomes a global village, foods are shared and some societies’ foods are viewed as “better” than others’. The course will explore various social and cultural meanings associated with food and health and social inequalities.

All KIIS course credit is awarded by Western Kentucky University. Prior to your KIIS program, please speak with your home campus academic advisor and/or study abroad office to determine course equivalencies. Grades will be transferred to your home institution in mid-August after the completion of the program. Course offerings are subject to change according to enrollment. For more information, visit Transcripts & Grades.

Practicum Opportunities

Available for both undergraduate and graduate students in health professions such as health administration, medicine, nursing, nutrition and social work. Interested students should contact KIIS Tanzania Program Director Dr. William Mkanta to begin making preparations. 

Program Excursions

What's Included

Program Cost: $4,975 + airfare

Earn up to 6 Credit Hours

Group Flight (Optional)

Airport Transfers in Tanzania

Accommodations

Two Meals per Day

Groups Excursions & Transport

Dar es Salaam City Transport

Security Evacuation Protection

Medical Insurance

To help you budget, keep in mind that you are responsible for the cost of your textbooks & materials, passport fees ($135), one meal per day + personal expenses (approx. $700 minimum), and any fees from your college/university.

Although KIIS tries to foresee all possible expenses in formulating program fees, please note that dramatic fluctuations in foreign currency valuations and/or airline surcharges may affect the total cost of the program.

Group Flight

Estimated Cost: $1400 – $1500

The Tanzania program offers a group flight option where you can travel to/from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania with other students and faculty. If you choose this option, KIIS will purchase a round-trip flight ticket on your behalf. The flight cost will be added to your final program fee on April 1.

The group flight will depart from Washington, D.C in the morning. If you are on the group flight, you have the option to stay at a hotel near the Washington Dulles airport on the night of June 9. The cost of the hotel is covered by the group flight airline ticket.

Flights to Tanzania are typically overnight. The program departs Washington D.C., USA on June 10, arriving in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on June 11. Return flights from Tanzania to the USA also are typically overnight. The program departs Tanzania on July 12, arriving in the USA July 13. Visit Flights and Passports & Visas for more information.

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Dates

June 3 – July 6, 2020

Cost

$4,975 + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

Nursing, Public Health, Service-Learning Practicum, Sociology

Deadlines

Dec. 1, 2019: Apply Early & Save $100
Feb. 15 2020: Regular Deadline 

Program Overview

Since 2012, twenty-nine (29) Gilman Scholars have studied on the KIIS Tanzania program. The KIIS Tanzania program includes practicums for students in health related majors such as medicine, nursing, health administration, public health and social work. The practicums provide rich hands-on experiences in hospitals, HIV clinics and orphanage homes among other settings. The program is based in the city of Dar es Salaam. We also take excursions to Arusha for an entire day of Safari and viewing of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa; and the Island of Zanzibar to discover the rich land and sea biodiversity of Tanzania.

Language Requirement: None. All courses are taught in English. 

Accommodations: Hotel, 3-5 students per room.

Orientation: Mandatory orientation on Saturday, April 18 in Bowling Green, KY. See Orientation for more information.

Director: Dr. William Mkanta, william.mkanta@wku.edu

Courses

All courses are taught in English. You may enroll in 1-2 courses.  The Nursing courses are 3 credit hours each. The Health Care Administration Practicum is available for either 3 or 6 credit hours. 

HCA 459/559 Global Health Service-Learning Practicum (3-6 hours)

Dr. William Mkanta

Graduate credit available

This practicum allows students in health professions such as medicine, nursing, nutrition, social work, and health administration to apply their skills alongside their Tanzanian counterparts while addressing the health needs of the community.

NUR 317-1 Topics: Global Health Care

Dr. Diane Riff

This course examines contemporary issues in global health and will facilitate understanding of the political and social factors that contribute to health globally.  

NURS 317-2 Topics: Nursing Service-Learning Practicum

Dr. Diane Riff

The clinical experiences will provide students the opportunity to observe nursing and medical practice under supervision in the Tanzanian health system with clients across the lifespan.

SOCL 240 Global Social Problems

Dr. Boniface Noyongoyo

Examines causes of and responses to critical contemporary social problems in different world regions, with a focus on the dimensions and impacts of globalization. Diverse social theories area applied to interpret problems such as environmental degradation, AIDS, family violence, racism, migration, international poverty, and crime.

SOCL 489 Topics: Food, Health and Society

Dr. Boniface Noyongoyo

The course will examine the main concepts related to food, health, and society in a global and local perspective through readings, lectures, and discussions. As the world becomes a global village, foods are shared and some societies’ foods are viewed as “better” than others’. The course will explore various social and cultural meanings associated with food and health and social inequalities.

All KIIS course credit is awarded by Western Kentucky University. Prior to your KIIS program, please speak with your home campus academic advisor and/or study abroad office to determine course equivalencies. Grades will be transferred to your home institution in mid-August after the completion of the program. Course offerings are subject to change according to enrollment. For more information, visit Transcripts & Grades.

Practicum Opportunities

Available for both undergraduate and graduate students in health professions such as health administration, medicine, nursing, nutrition and social work. Interested students should contact KIIS Tanzania Program Director Dr. William Mkanta to begin making preparations. 

Program Excursions

What's Included

Program Cost: $4,975 + airfare

Earn up to 6 Credit Hours

Group Flight (Optional)

Airport Transfers in Tanzania

Accommodations

Two Meals per Day

Groups Excursions & Transport

Dar es Salaam City Transport

Security Evacuation Protection

Medical Insurance

To help you budget, keep in mind that you are responsible for the cost of your textbooks & materials, passport fees ($135), one meal per day + personal expenses (approx. $700 minimum), and any fees from your college/university.

Although KIIS tries to foresee all possible expenses in formulating program fees, please note that dramatic fluctuations in foreign currency valuations and/or airline surcharges may affect the total cost of the program.

Group Flight

Estimated Cost: $1400 – $1500

The Tanzania program offers a group flight option where you can travel to/from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania with other students and faculty. If you choose this option, KIIS will purchase a round-trip flight ticket on your behalf. The flight cost will be added to your final program fee on April 1.

The group flight will depart from Washington, D.C in the morning. If you are on the group flight, you have the option to stay at a hotel near the Washington Dulles airport on the night of June 9. The cost of the hotel is covered by the group flight airline ticket.

Flights to Tanzania are typically overnight. The program departs Washington D.C., USA on June 10, arriving in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on June 11. Return flights from Tanzania to the USA also are typically overnight. The program departs Tanzania on July 12, arriving in the USA July 13. Visit Flights and Passports & Visas for more information.

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