Dar es Salaam offers the perfect mix of opportunities that come from living in a cosmopolitan city, with the ultimate traveller’s paradise beckoning from across the water. Just an hour from the mainland, Zanzibar’s white sands and turquoise waters are a mecca for divers, backpackers and party-goers. Travel inland and you will find once-in-a-lifetime safari opportunities.
- Take a boat over to the paradise island of Zanzibar
- Spot big game on a savannah safari
- Hike through the beautiful Mikumi National Park
- Shop for handmade crafts in the bazaars and markets
- Discover laid-back bars and restaurants with live music
The Work The World House
Life in our house in Dar es Salaam makes up a huge part of your trip — it’s your home away from home. You'll stay with other healthcare students from countries around the world and that gives the house a social community feel to it.
The house is located in the north of the city, only a stone’s throw from the Indian Ocean. The building itself is spacious, decorated with traditional African carvings, has private and communal spaces, and an outdoor pool on the grounds.
In the evenings, you’re only a couple of minutes walk from seafront shops and restaurants.
In the broader area, you can visit traditional craft markets, local bars, and catch boats going on whale-watching and snorkelling trips.
Management team: Based in the house, they oversee your entire Work the World experience — 24/7 — from the moment you land to the moment you leaveCatering team: Cook a variety of both local cuisine and familiar home comforts, accommodating all dietary requirementsHousekeeper: Keeps the house clean and tidy from top to bottom, making sure you're comfortableLanguage teacher: Visits the house twice per-week. During their lessons, you’ll learn everyday phrases and clinical terminology to help you get more from your placementSecurity team: Monitor the house 24/7 for your peace of mind
Support in the Hospital
Our team in Dar es Salaam will take you on an informal visit to the hospital before you start your placement. The team will take you around the hospital itself, introducing you to department staff and your supervisors to give you a feel for what to expect. You’ll often see members of our Dar es Salaam team in the hospital. They’ll come to visit you during your placement to make sure everything is running smoothly.
Before the start of your placement, we’ll assign your clinical supervisors. If you put effort into building a relationship with them, they will offer insight into practices and conditions in a way that only a local practitioner can.
Crucially, we offer support throughout your clinical placement as and when you need it. We’ve got all bases covered.
Electives in Dar es Salaam
VILLAGE HEALTHCARE WEEK
In addition to your main placement in Dar es Salaam, for one week you’ll have the opportunity to become part of an African village community based in a remote location on the western side of the Uluguru Mountains. In the mornings, you’ll get experience in a busy primary healthcare clinic seeing how care is provided in a rural setting, making it the perfect complement to your time in the city. In your free time you’ll take part in many local activities. This includes cycling to the sugar cane plantations, visiting nearby waterfalls, visiting local primary schools, and learning traditional drumming and dancing.
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