Dar es Salaam and beyond

  • Dar es Salaam is… “A metropolitan city with African, Arabic, German and Indian cultural influences.”
  • Dive off Zanzibar Island’s paradisiacal coastline or soak up sunshine on its white-sand beaches
  • Spot The Big 5 on a once-in-a lifetime safari
  • Shop for handmade crafts in the bazaars and markets, laid-back bars and restaurants with live music
  • Dar is a cultural melting pot — people are open and will welcome you with ‘jambo!’, meaning hello in Swahili
  • Village Healthcare Week: Spend an extra week with a rural African mountain community learning about healthcare provision and local traditions
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TEAM AND ACCOMMODATION 

The Dar es Salaam house is set in a huge garden a few hundred metres from a beach on the Indian Ocean. The main building acts as a social area, and the bedrooms in two separate private cottages within the complex — this lets you balance between having time and space to yourself, and socialising with new friends.

Your Programme Manager and their assistant run the house and will provide 24/7 support. You’ll also have a housekeeper, a chef who’ll cook you two incredible meals every day (weekly BBQ nights are a lot of fun), and a language teacher who hosts lessons twice a week

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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.

READ ABOUT ANNELOT'S VILLAGE EXPERIENCE

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Electives in Tanzania - Dar es Salaam

"Life in the Work the World house was great, a real sense of being part of a team."

Karen Ollosson, University of East Anglia 2017

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"I wanted to do something out of the ordinary, challenge myself, explore another culture and experience nursing in a low-resource setting."

Gemma Sale, University of Birmingham 2017

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"I cannot thank the team at the hospital and Work the World enough for giving me this amazing, life changing experience and friendships that will last a lifetime! It was truly perfect!"

Emily Ware, University of Greenwich 2017

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"It really is an experience you will never forget."

Annelot Lourijsen - VILLAGE HEALTHCARE EXPERIENCE, 2017

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Bowis, Rachael

"I would definitely recommend a Work the World placement. I’d go back to Dar es Salaam tomorrow if I could."

Rachael Bowis, Manchester Metropolitan University 2017

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