Intern in Various Medical Specialties

Smiling medical personel

Tanzania Shadowing SpringBreak Trip

OVERVIEW

The Tanzania Shadowing SpringBreak Trip allows you to maximize your school break and earn highly sought after shadowing hours by allowing you to shadow various fields in health care during the day and obtain approximately 100 shadowing hours throughout the duration of the trip. In the evenings, enjoy your free time with friends or choose to participate in a few of the cultural events we incorporate into the experience. We strive to bring you a great experience and increase your overall knowledge of medicine and cultural awareness. 

 

Not just shadowing!!

We get it students do not get much time off from school. That is why we try to bring a little more adventure to your experience. Feel free to incorporate add-ons and get even more of a unique experiences with fun and cultural activities ranging from meeting the indigenous population or getting more in touch with nature on a beautiful nature hike or safari. 

Aerial Drone Shot. Traditional Masai village at Sunset time near Arusha, Tanzania.jpg

Shadowing in Arusha

During your school break you will have the pleasure of obtaining numerous shadowing hours and clinical experience by being placed in a department of your choice and shadow in various hospitals or medical centers in Arusha, Tanzania. Each facility having a range of departments and services you can shadow. Depending on where you are located, limited patient interaction may be available and may include patient history taking or patient intake depending on your supervising medical professional preference. Either way you will be more than ready with our clinical training that is included.

The Facilities:

Selian Lutheran Hospital: 

Selian Hospital sees roughly 200 patients daily and has 110 in-patient beds. Department's include: Outpatient, In-Patient, Surgical, Pediatric/NICU, Laboratory, Pharmacy, Dental, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Operating Theater, ICU, Physio & Occupational Therapy, Radiology.​

Levolosi Health Center: 

Levolosi sees roughly 150 patients daily and has 40 in-patient beds. Department's include: Outpatient, Ophthalmology, Dental, Pharmacy, Diabetes & Blood pressure, Maternity (antenatal, labour, post operative neonatal).

 

Mount Meru Hospital: 

Mount Meru Hospital has 371 bed capacity and see 200 - 300 outpatients daily. Department's include: Medical, Dental, Physiotherapy, Radiology, Neonatal, Pharmacy, Laboratory, Emergency Medicine, Mental Health

 

Meru District Hospital: 

Meru District Hospital has 110 bed capacity and see around 100 patients daily. Department's include: Medical, Dental, Physiotherapy, Radiology and Pharmacy

 

Traditional Medical Center: 

Traditional medicine sees around 10 - 15 patients daily. Department's include: Blood pressure, Diabetes, Urinary tract infections, STD, Pelvic inflammatory disease, Cervical diseases, Fibroids, Skin diseases.

 

Center for Educational Development In Health Arusha (CEDHA): 

Variable patient amount. Consists of: Interviews, Discussion groups, Informal meetings.

The Accommodations:

We understand everyone has different needs. We provide several accommodation options for you to have options and to make sure you are comfortable. With options to have your own room, share a room to reduce the cost, and more economic lodging options for those who have a budget. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Premium Accommodations

The GRAN MELIÁ Resort

Being one of the best hotels in Tanzania, the Gran Melia hotel is in the beautiful city of Arusha, the gateway to Tanzania. With over 18 acres of landscaping, which includes tea and coffee plantations waterfalls, flowers, in this exclusive tropical paradise. Sitting slightly to the east of the of Arusha town center it is in a fantastic location with plenty to do in the evenings, after your internship, off the hotel grounds such as seeing the cultural Museum, shopping mall, Twiga local brewery, or simply hanging out to explore the Arusha town (which we will show you during the City Tour). 

HOTEL FACILITIES
Wireless High-speed internet connectivity
24-hour Concierge
Multi-Language staff
Babysitting service on request
Parking
50-meter Outdoor Swimming pool
Fitness Gym
Spa
Hairdresser and beauty salon
House of Gems
Boutique

ROOM AMENITIES
Safety-deposit box in all guest rooms

Air Conditioned
Outdoor balcony equipped with furniture
65-inch LCD Television
Tea & Coffee Station
Hairdryer & Make up Mirror
Gown & Slippers
Work Station Desk and Chair
Individual climate control air conditioning
 

Economic options:

Keeping price in consideration we offer a secondary accommodation option for those who desire to stay in a budget. Check out this additional accommodation below, it may not have all the amenities of our primary option we still try include a suitable option that can accommodate our members. 

Secondary accommodations 

 

Nyumbani hostel

FACILITIES and AMENITIES

All dormitories have a bathroom, a wardrobe, and shelves where you can store your personal belongings. In addition, the beds have mosquito nets, and each guest has a safe box that can be secured with a lock. (please keep in mind space is limited max capacity is 52 beds)

SAFARI ADD-ONS (prices found in international trip shop):

1 DAY Safari:

You could come to Arusha National ark for the wildlife- birds are abundant, you'll almost certainly see giraffe, zebra, and buffalo, and perhaps elephants and hippos. But you'll have to try to keep your eyes off the scenery at the Rift Valley being at its most beautiful appearance. With Mt. Meru rising above the park, this vocano is pituresque when combined with the Ngurdoto crater creating one of the most dazzling scenes in Tanzania- although it is a bit smaller than Ngorongoro, it is still very impressive.

Join us for a guided game drive through Aurusha National Park, where your guide will take you to the best Mt. Meru viewpoints and help you look for animals. 

Meal plan includes: 

  • Lunch, water, Non-alcoholic drinks

Optional (for 1 day safari only):

 

  • Afternoon: Walking safari, Arusha National Park, you can pay on the trip.

 

Other fees/expenses:

There are a few other fees that are required and not included in the cost of the program. They include:

  • $100 Visa 

("Ordinary Visa" for humanitarian and charity activities, required to volunteer in Tanzania.)

Can be acquired upon arrival at the airport in Tanzania but we highly recommend applying online to obtain this)​

Online Visa: https://eservices.immigration.go.tz/visa/

  • We will provide an invitation letter for each participant.

  • Travel insurance: Prices vary depending on your needs. Although not required we advise all are members to obtain travel insurance in case of emergencies it is always better to be safe than sorry. We do not recommend any specific company nor endorse any. We do advise that you have a good understanding of what the insurance covers (we recommend one that includes a health component, as well as a flight insurance option)

  • Spending money: The amount you need to spend varies amongst the participants. Each volunteer has different needs and the amount is up to the participants. We do recommend having spending money for emergencies such as bank card issues or any unexpected circumstances that could occur while traveling. Things do happen sometimes so always good to be prepared. Be aware that cash may need to be converted into the respective country's currency if they do not accept USD.

  • Vaccination requirements:

Nothing is compulsory but we recommend following the advice of the CDC for Tanzania.

https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/tanzania

 
 
 
 
 

Price Breakdown: $1350

$975 Program cost:

  • Economy Lodging

  • Local Staff Support

  • Clinical Program Cost

  • Meals 

  • Local Transportation

  • Cultural Activities

  • Incidentals

 

$375 Non-refundable Deposit. The deposit is included in the total price of the trip. 

Deposit break down includes:

  • $100 reservation charge

  • $80 Administrative Fee

  • $75 Background Check charge

  • $50 Non-profit donation

  • $45 MMA clinical uniform

  • $25 MMA travel shirt

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Visa (if needed)

  • Passport

  • Spending money

  • Flight costs

  • Add-ons (prices found in international trip shop)

  • Safari Add-ons (prices found in international trip shop)

  • Group Flights

  • Lodging upgrades