Global Health Experience

in Africa

Global health experience Tanzania

Take your experience to the next level

Unique medical experience for students who want a exceptional resumé

Student shadowing an MD

Shadow doctors on the front line of global health

Four days of clinical shadowing experience in a primary care hospital

Traditional healer in an African tribal village

Explore traditional medicine with tribal healers

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

Student volunteer in Africa

Give back and make a real difference

Your participation directly benefits local communities – financially and practically.

Students getting global health experience in Tanzania

Stay safe with world-class support

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

The next step...

The program has separate dedicated sessions for:


Year olds



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, four days clinical shadowing in a community health centre, 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.