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Winter in Tanzania

  • Details and Cost

    About the Program

    Spend 2 weeks in beautiful Tanzania on this health-focused program that is hosted at a regional hospital. This program has an in depth comparative healthcare systems theme with lectures and seminars by both US and Tanzanian based practioners.

    Students spend a day on safari in Tarangire, visit Lake Manyara National Park, hike part of Mt. Kilimanjaro and enjoy the colorful culture of this region. Overall, this program focuses on Tanzanian culture and healthcare, as these topics are interconnected in Tanzanian society. Our team of expert faculty and staff guide our students who learn about these topics on site!

    This is a great opportunity to build your resume for applying to PA, Nursing and Med school.

    Location Tanzania, Tanzania
    Program Type Faculty-Led Program, Internship/Experiential Learning
    Program Term Winter
    Program Dates Winter 2024:

    December 27-28 Online 

    January 2 (departure NY) - January 18
    Language of Instruction English
    Budget View Budget
    Living Arrangements Shared hotel-style accommodation
    Additional Information Faculty-Led study abroad programs may require group travel. Please reach out to your IAP Coordinator prior to making any travel arrangements.
    Program Housing Statement: Stony Brook University is required to comply with the housing policies of the host country, partner institution and/or hotel/hostel. These policies may include requirements such as sex-based housing placement.


    GPA 2.0
    Other Requirements All undergraduates, graduates, including HSC students, in good academic standing. Non-SBU students are encouraged to apply.

    Interview required as spots are limited.
    Application Deadline October 1
    Candidates may be interviewed to determine their qualifications for participating and representing Stony Brook University abroad.
  • Academic Information

    Course Information

    This is a 3 credit program. Students will be advised by the Program Coordinator on the appropriate registration to work towards satisfying their SBU degree requirement. Non-SBU students will be given course syllabi for approval on their home campus.

    This program primarily takes place at KCMC hospital in Moshi, Tanzania. Working in conjunction with the Hospital, students team up with their staff and students in learning about healthcare, governments role in subsidizing health costs and complete rotations through the various units of the hospital. The exposure to various units helps students to understand the operations of a hospital as well as learn about pre-natal, child, adult, preventative, infection disease and terminal care.

    HAN 497: Healthcare in Tanzania: A Cultural Exchange (3 credit), SBC: STAS and DIV. In addition, students who successfully complete any study abroad programs also earn GLO and EXP+.

    Maximize on the opportunity to earn 4 SBC's, upper division HAN credit, and shadowing experience in Tanzanian Healthcare.

    Academic Policies

    • Credits earned on this program will calculate toward a student's GPA at Stony Brook University. Non-SBU students are advised to check their home university policy on grade and credit transfer.
    • Students following the Stony Brook Curriculum (SBC) may request for GLO and EXP+ in addition to requirements fulfilled by their coursework.

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