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Tanzania

Dates

June 2 – July 2, 2021

Subjects

Nursing, Public Health, Social Work, Service-Learning Practicum

Deadlines

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

Program Overview

Since 2012, twenty-nine (29) Gilman Scholars have studied on the KIIS Tanzania program. The KIIS Tanzania program is focused on public health; it 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 settings such as hospitals, HIV clinics, and orphanage homes. The program is based in the city of Dar es Salaam. We also take excursions to Mwanza for an entire day of Safari at the Serengeti; an aerial view of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa; and the famous Islands 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 17 in Bowling Green, KY. See Orientation for more information.

Courses

All courses are taught in English and are 3 credit hours. You may enroll in 1-2 courses. 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

Faculty TBD

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

Faculty TBD

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.

SWRK 490 Topics: Cultural Influences in Spirituality and Healing Approaches

Dr. Saundra Starks

Graduate credit available

The role of spirituality and non-traditional healing will serve as a foundation in this course. Diversity in spiritual and religious practices for healing and sustenance will be examined using several perspectives that include systems, expressive modalities, strengths, and feminist theories.

SWRK 490 Topics: Human Diversity and Social Welfare

Dr. Saundra Starks

Graduate credit available

This course focuses on the role of diversity as well as social, economic and environmental justice in human service practice. Discrimination, economic deprivation, oppression, differences and similarities in experiences, and cultural beliefs of people distinguished by ethnicity, gender, race, sexual orientation, age, class, religion/spiritual beliefs, family structure, socioeconomic or socio-legal status, and physical/mental challenges are examined from a global perspective.

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. 

Kairuki Hospital

One of the leading private and teaching hospitals in the country. Students will be involved in nursing, community health, hospital services and social work rotations to learn and work side by side with practitioners, instructors, and technicians within the hospital. Involvement with both Kairuki and Sinza hospitals will offer students an opportunity to compare different aspects of services between public and private hospitals in Tanzania.

TAYOA

Tanzania Youth Alliance (TAYOA) engages both clinical and non-clinical individuals in programs aimed at reaching the youth in schools and communities for education on HIV control and prevention. Practicum involves school outreach activities and site education on HIV.

Msimbazi Catholic Orphanage & Kurasini National Orphanage Home

Msimbazi (0-2 years) and Kurasini (up to 18 years) are practicum sites that offer you the opportunity to care and interact with the children and staff in different activities including teaching, food distribution, feeding the children, playing, helping in homework, reading, etc.

University Health Center

UHC Acts as a health center providing services to the closed population of students and other members of the community affiliated with the university. Relevant for nursing and human services practicums.

Sinza Hospital

Sinza Hospital is classified as a district hospital within the structure of the Tanzanian health system. It is designed to offer inpatient and outpatient services to a large volume of people from diverse social backgrounds. Women’s health, labor & delivery, counseling, administration, minor and major operating theatres are popular settings for practicum experience.

WAMATA

WAMATA is one of the leading HIV care and support agencies in Tanzania. You will learn about HIV while engaged in clinical and administrative internships. It includes patient-student interactions, US-Tanzania student interactions, outreach activities and home health care.

Program Excursions

Mwanza/ Serengeti Wildlife Safari

A flight to Mwanza takes us to the banks of Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake and the second largest freshwater lake in the world, for an excursion that provides a blend of historic, nature, cultural, social, and national expeditions. It includes: a day of Rock City Tour; a day of wildlife Safari in the world-famous Serengeti National Park that hosts the second largest terrestrial mammal migration in the world; an integrative cultural museum and village life excursion; a visit to a Back…

Mbudya Island

A day excursion to a small uninhabited picnic island off the coast of Dar es Salaam. We can explore the island by hiking, swimming and snorkeling. The huts on the island are perfect for group meals and quiet time. Alternates with Bagamoyo excursion.

Bagamoyo

One of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Bagamoyo is on a former slave trade route and was the first capital of Tanzania during the colonial era. It is the home of Swahili people and culture. Excursions include Kaole ruins, the first Catholic church in East Africa and old German tombs. Alternates with Mbudya Island excursion.

Mbalamwezi Beach

Free weekends are spent at Mbalamwezi beach where we enjoy a family feel among Tanzanian families. The beach house offers local cuisine as well as a live band and beach volleyball area.

Zanzibar [Spice Island]

During our three days and two nights in Zanzibar, we take a boat ride across the Indian Ocean. Cultural and historic outings include: spice farm, stone town, Safari Blue (a day in the Indian Ocean), slave market and offshore island visits.

What's Included

Program Cost: $4,895 + airfare

Earn up to 6 Credit Hours

Group Flight (Optional)

Airport Transfers in Tanzania

Accommodations

2 Meals per Day

Groups Excursions & Transport

Dar es Salaam City Transport

Security Evacuation Protection

Medical Insurance

Program Director & Faculty
on-site 24/7

To help you budget, keep in mind that you are responsible for the cost of obtaining a passport ($145), one meal per day + personal expenses (approx. $300-$700 depending on your food tastes/spending habits), any class readings/materials, 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 Tanzania 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 1. 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 2, arriving in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on June 3. Return flights from Tanzania to the USA also are typically overnight. The program departs Tanzania on July 1, arriving in the USA July 2. Visit Flights and Passports & Visas for more information.

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Dates

June 2 – July 2, 2021

Subjects

Nursing, Public Health, Social Work, Service-Learning Practicum

Deadlines

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

Program Overview

Since 2012, twenty-nine (29) Gilman Scholars have studied on the KIIS Tanzania program. The KIIS Tanzania program is focused on public health; it 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 settings such as hospitals, HIV clinics, and orphanage homes. The program is based in the city of Dar es Salaam. We also take excursions to Mwanza for an entire day of Safari at the Serengeti; an aerial view of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa; and the famous Islands 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 17 in Bowling Green, KY. See Orientation for more information.

Courses

All courses are taught in English and are 3 credit hours. You may enroll in 1-2 courses. 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

Faculty TBD

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

Faculty TBD

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.

SWRK 490 Topics: Cultural Influences in Spirituality and Healing Approaches

Dr. Saundra Starks

Graduate credit available

The role of spirituality and non-traditional healing will serve as a foundation in this course. Diversity in spiritual and religious practices for healing and sustenance will be examined using several perspectives that include systems, expressive modalities, strengths, and feminist theories.

SWRK 490 Topics: Human Diversity and Social Welfare

Dr. Saundra Starks

Graduate credit available

This course focuses on the role of diversity as well as social, economic and environmental justice in human service practice. Discrimination, economic deprivation, oppression, differences and similarities in experiences, and cultural beliefs of people distinguished by ethnicity, gender, race, sexual orientation, age, class, religion/spiritual beliefs, family structure, socioeconomic or socio-legal status, and physical/mental challenges are examined from a global perspective.

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. 

Kairuki Hospital

One of the leading private and teaching hospitals in the country. Students will be involved in nursing, community health, hospital services and social work rotations to learn and work side by side with practitioners, instructors, and technicians within the hospital. Involvement with both Kairuki and Sinza hospitals will offer students an opportunity to compare different aspects of services between public and private hospitals in Tanzania.

TAYOA

Tanzania Youth Alliance (TAYOA) engages both clinical and non-clinical individuals in programs aimed at reaching the youth in schools and communities for education on HIV control and prevention. Practicum involves school outreach activities and site education on HIV.

Msimbazi Catholic Orphanage & Kurasini National Orphanage Home

Msimbazi (0-2 years) and Kurasini (up to 18 years) are practicum sites that offer you the opportunity to care and interact with the children and staff in different activities including teaching, food distribution, feeding the children, playing, helping in homework, reading, etc.

University Health Center

UHC Acts as a health center providing services to the closed population of students and other members of the community affiliated with the university. Relevant for nursing and human services practicums.

Sinza Hospital

Sinza Hospital is classified as a district hospital within the structure of the Tanzanian health system. It is designed to offer inpatient and outpatient services to a large volume of people from diverse social backgrounds. Women’s health, labor & delivery, counseling, administration, minor and major operating theatres are popular settings for practicum experience.

WAMATA

WAMATA is one of the leading HIV care and support agencies in Tanzania. You will learn about HIV while engaged in clinical and administrative internships. It includes patient-student interactions, US-Tanzania student interactions, outreach activities and home health care.

Program Excursions

Mwanza/ Serengeti Wildlife Safari

A flight to Mwanza takes us to the banks of Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake and the second largest freshwater lake in the world, for an excursion that provides a blend of historic, nature, cultural, social, and national expeditions. It includes: a day of Rock City Tour; a day of wildlife Safari in the world-famous Serengeti National Park that hosts the second largest terrestrial mammal migration in the world; an integrative cultural museum and village life excursion; a visit to a Back…

Mbudya Island

A day excursion to a small uninhabited picnic island off the coast of Dar es Salaam. We can explore the island by hiking, swimming and snorkeling. The huts on the island are perfect for group meals and quiet time. Alternates with Bagamoyo excursion.

Bagamoyo

One of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Bagamoyo is on a former slave trade route and was the first capital of Tanzania during the colonial era. It is the home of Swahili people and culture. Excursions include Kaole ruins, the first Catholic church in East Africa and old German tombs. Alternates with Mbudya Island excursion.

Mbalamwezi Beach

Free weekends are spent at Mbalamwezi beach where we enjoy a family feel among Tanzanian families. The beach house offers local cuisine as well as a live band and beach volleyball area.

Zanzibar [Spice Island]

During our three days and two nights in Zanzibar, we take a boat ride across the Indian Ocean. Cultural and historic outings include: spice farm, stone town, Safari Blue (a day in the Indian Ocean), slave market and offshore island visits.

What's Included

Program Cost: $4,895 + airfare

Earn up to 6 Credit Hours

Group Flight (Optional)

Airport Transfers in Tanzania

Accommodations

2 Meals per Day

Groups Excursions & Transport

Dar es Salaam City Transport

Security Evacuation Protection

Medical Insurance

Program Director & Faculty
on-site 24/7

To help you budget, keep in mind that you are responsible for the cost of obtaining a passport ($145), one meal per day + personal expenses (approx. $300-$700 depending on your food tastes/spending habits), any class readings/materials, 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 Tanzania 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 1. 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 2, arriving in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on June 3. Return flights from Tanzania to the USA also are typically overnight. The program departs Tanzania on July 1, arriving in the USA July 2. Visit Flights and Passports & Visas for more information.

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