Global Health Experience

in Tanzania

Students getting global health experience in Tanzania

Get a global health perspective

Experience the influence of fascinating cultures on healthcare

Gaining global health experience with a tribal healer in Africa

Tribal healers

Explore the roots of medicine in traditional villages of the Maasai and Hehe tribes

Student gaining global health experience in a community clinic

Community healthcare

Shadow health workers in community clinics

Global health experience specialist doctor standing in hospital grounds

Learn from experts

Interactive teaching from global health specialist Isaac Mlay M.D.

Global health experience students on safari in Africa

Your wildlife safari

The adventure of a lifetime in East Africa’s most spectacular wilderness

Nursing student interacting with local people in Africa

Immerse yourself

Share the experience of African culture at our incredible student house

Amplify your impact

Your participation directly benefits local communities

Female chef at the Global Pre-Meds house in Tanzania

World-class support

Our direct control keeps you safe and delivers the best 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, 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.