Global Health Experience

in Africa

Two weeks with a Medical Doctor in hospital, community and traditional medicine settings

Medical doctor mentoring a pre-med student

50 hours with a Medical Doctor

A uniquely valuable feature of our program is your full-time mentorship by a single Medical Doctor, providing continuity of the learning experience across all program elements.

Students experiencing hospital medicine

Experience hospital medicine and surgery

Observe on the front line of clinical care in a range of hospital settings, including watching surgical procedures in the OR.

Tribal healer in Africa with student

Explore traditional medicine with tribal healers

Immerse yourself in rural communities of two different tribes to discover medical practices many hundreds of years old.

Global Pre-Meds accommodation

Safe accommodation and our famous hospitality

Your home from home will be our own Global Pre-Meds guesthouse, exclusively for students on the program and complete with full time chef, housekeeping and staff on duty 24 hours a day.

Pre-med student volunteering in Africa

Amplify your impact and volunteer

Your participation directly benefits local communities, both through your program fee and one day that you’ll spend volunteering at a community health centre.

Global Pre-Meds students

Share the adventure with new friends

The social experience and peer support are important to your personal development on the program, so we’ll help you make the most of your free time in this spectacular part of the world.

Global Pre-Meds team

Stay safe with our world-class support

Our friendly professional teams and comprehensive package allow you to focus on the learning experience.

The next step...

The program has separate dedicated sessions for:

16-18

Year olds

+

18+

Year olds

Frequently Asked Questions

When does this program start?

There are program start dates available throughout the summer between May and September, and at selected other times of year.

Please see Dates, fees & apply for details.

This program is two weeks long.

What is included in the program fee?

This is a fully residential two-week program in Tanzania. The program fee includes personal mentorship throughout from a Medical Doctor, clinical shadowing in hospitals, two full-day tribal village experiences with traditional healers, full-day private field-based teaching from a global health specialist (MD), comprehensive orientation day including seminar on the healthcare system in Tanzania, a one-day voluntary service project, your scrubs and full PPE, accommodation at our own exclusive student guest house, all your food cooked in-house by our chef, 24-hour support from our international staff team, all your local transport in Tanzania, unlimited personal assistance with your preparations before the program and a Global Health Experience Certificate.

You’ll also be contributing to local communities and improving access to healthcare as all of the people, hospitals and communities that contribute to your experience are paid directly from your program fee.

The program fee does not include your flights to Tanzania, your personal travel insurance or your personal spending money.

How much does this program cost?

Registration is $450, which covers the admission process and reserves your space on the program. This is refundable if your application is not successful (Terms & Conditions apply).

The program fee is $4,800, which covers the entire residential program package (see what’s included above). This is payable 120 days before your program start date or can be paid in installments.

Is there financial aid available?

We are a specialist placement provider, and unfortunately cannot offer any financial aid ourselves.

We do offer a payment plan which allows your program fee to be paid in installments over four months, at no extra cost.

Past students have successfully crowdfunded for their program.

What about COVID-19?

Our programs have been adapted to run safely with a host of COVID protection measures during the pandemic. We are also allowing unlimited free changes so that you can apply now with confidence that you won’t lose your place on the program if your travel plans are disrupted.

For more information, please see our COVID-19 information page.

How do I get involved?

Head to the dates, fees and apply page to explore the programs and start dates available to you based on your age group.

If you’re ready to apply, you can go ahead and make your application online right from that page. If you’re tempted, but not quite ready to apply, you can request a callback from one of our expert Program Advisors or join our network to be the first to know about updates, new programs and other ways to get involved.

Visit the dates fees and apply page now.