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Tanzania

Dates

June 5 – July 8, 2019

Cost

$4,900 + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

Global & Public Health, Nursing, Practicum, Social Work

Deadlines

Dec. 1, 2018: Apply Early & Save $100
Feb. 15 2019: 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 13 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.

NURS 317 Topics: Nursing Service-Learning Practicum

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. Students will observe Tanzanian nurses, physicians and other healthcare workers provide client care, assessment, treatments, and procedures.  In the classroom after participating in a 3 hour clinical day several times each week, students will discuss their experiences and better understand and appreciate the intersection of Tanzanian, United States, and International healthcare provision.

NURS 317 Topics: Community Health Nursing in Africa

This course focuses on the principles underlying community health nursing practice in an African context. It will examine the roles and functions of community health nurses in primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention. The influence of culture, economics, politics, environments, and ethics as they impact community health nursing practice are explored throughout the course. KIIS students will have the opportunity to participate in joint classes with MUHAS School of Nursing students in sessions that will explore the roles and responsibilities of a community health nurse, including physical and psychosocial assessments of individuals and families.

SWRK 490 Topics: Family Grief and Loss

Dr. Ann-Marie Buchanan

Our world has seemingly been turned upside down, and the loss of loved ones seems to be more prevalent due to: terrorism, illness, senseless tragedies, such as school shootings, or natural disasters. This class will introduce the student to the experiences of grief and loss in their own lives and in their helping roles for clients, family and friends. They will learn about support systems, resources and policies that are in place to help those coping with grief and loss.

SWRK 490 Topics: Human Diversity and Social Justice

Dr. Ann-Marie Buchanan

This course is designed to introduce students to the impact of diversity, examining how social and economic injustice affects people of diverse backgrounds (global, national, regional, urban, rural). It challenges students to examine the role of human behavior and personal identity as related to cultural identity and further examines factors that impact populations at risk.

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. 

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

Wildlife Safari/Arusha

A scenic road trip to north east Tanzania provides a blend of historic, nature, cultural, social and national expeditions. It includes: a day of community service; a day of wildlife safari with a stopover at a Masai village; a day visiting Arusha city; and a day to visit Mt. Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa.

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: $4,900 + 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 5. 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 5, arriving in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on June 6. Return flights from Tanzania to the USA also are typically overnight. The program departs Tanzania on July 7, arriving in the USA July 8. Visit Flights and Passports & Visas for more information.

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Description

Dates

June 5 – July 8, 2019

Cost

$4,900 + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

Global & Public Health, Nursing, Practicum, Social Work

Deadlines

Dec. 1, 2018: Apply Early & Save $100
Feb. 15 2019: 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 13 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.

NURS 317 Topics: Nursing Service-Learning Practicum

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. Students will observe Tanzanian nurses, physicians and other healthcare workers provide client care, assessment, treatments, and procedures.  In the classroom after participating in a 3 hour clinical day several times each week, students will discuss their experiences and better understand and appreciate the intersection of Tanzanian, United States, and International healthcare provision.

NURS 317 Topics: Community Health Nursing in Africa

This course focuses on the principles underlying community health nursing practice in an African context. It will examine the roles and functions of community health nurses in primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention. The influence of culture, economics, politics, environments, and ethics as they impact community health nursing practice are explored throughout the course. KIIS students will have the opportunity to participate in joint classes with MUHAS School of Nursing students in sessions that will explore the roles and responsibilities of a community health nurse, including physical and psychosocial assessments of individuals and families.

SWRK 490 Topics: Family Grief and Loss

Dr. Ann-Marie Buchanan

Our world has seemingly been turned upside down, and the loss of loved ones seems to be more prevalent due to: terrorism, illness, senseless tragedies, such as school shootings, or natural disasters. This class will introduce the student to the experiences of grief and loss in their own lives and in their helping roles for clients, family and friends. They will learn about support systems, resources and policies that are in place to help those coping with grief and loss.

SWRK 490 Topics: Human Diversity and Social Justice

Dr. Ann-Marie Buchanan

This course is designed to introduce students to the impact of diversity, examining how social and economic injustice affects people of diverse backgrounds (global, national, regional, urban, rural). It challenges students to examine the role of human behavior and personal identity as related to cultural identity and further examines factors that impact populations at risk.

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. 

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

Wildlife Safari/Arusha

A scenic road trip to north east Tanzania provides a blend of historic, nature, cultural, social and national expeditions. It includes: a day of community service; a day of wildlife safari with a stopover at a Masai village; a day visiting Arusha city; and a day to visit Mt. Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa.

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: $4,900 + 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 5. 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 5, arriving in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on June 6. Return flights from Tanzania to the USA also are typically overnight. The program departs Tanzania on July 7, arriving in the USA July 8. Visit Flights and Passports & Visas for more information.

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