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
Much of your overseas internship experience with us will center around the Work the World house. The house’s atmosphere is social — you’ll live with other healthcare students from other countries and other disciplines, so it will start to feel like home from day one.
The house is based in the north of the city, just a short walk from the Indian Ocean. The building itself is roomy and decorated with traditional Tanzanian carvings.
You have plenty of communal and private spaces, and there’s an outdoor pool to cool off in when the temperature rises. Take a short walk in the evening after placement, and you’ll find the seafront shops, bars and restaurants.
In the broader area, you can visit traditional craft markets, or catch a boat going on a snorkelling or whale-watching trip.
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 internship abroad Security team: Monitor the house 24/7 for extra peace of mind
Support in the Hospital
Our in-country team will take you to your internship hospital before your placement begins. They’ll introduce you to department staff and your supervisors, making sure you know your way around ready for when you start.
The team will continue to stop by at the hospital throughout your placement. They’ll just want to be sure everything is running smoothly.
We assign your clinical supervisors before you start your internship. Build rapport with them and they’ll give you an insider’s view on the local healthcare system.
The point of all the above is that we offer support throughout your healthcare internship in Tanzania.
Internships in Dar es Salaam
VILLAGE HEALTHCARE WEEK
In addition to your main internship in Dar es Salaam, you can spend an optional week in an African village community on the western side of the Uluguru Mountains. In the mornings, you’ll spend time in a busy primary healthcare clinic, seeing how local staff provide care in a rural setting. This makes the experience the perfect complement to your time in the city. In your free time, you’ll join in on many local activities — cycling through sugar cane plantations, visiting nearby waterfalls, visiting local primary schools, and learning traditional drumming and dancing.
"For anyone thinking about undertaking an overseas placement I would say whether you go alone or with friends, go for it!"
Kim Inott, Sheffield Hallam University 2022Read more
"My uni doesn’t offer an elective as part of my degree. I’d always been really interested in healthcare abroad, so it seemed too much of a good opportunity to miss out on."
Georgia Brailsford, University of Lincoln 2022Read more
"If I’d have known just how much fun it was going to be I’d have planned for a longer trip. I didn’t want to leave.
Madeline McCallum, University of South Australia 2022Read more
"A lot of the time we were working with no x-rays. This meant a lot of procedures, such as extractions for example were kind of performed blind."
Stefan Gabora, Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine 2022Read more
"The hospital team were so welcoming. The ED is a fast paced environment, you definitely get more opportunities if you’re proactive".
Devon Mitchell-McCann , Bradford University 2022Read more
What healthcare disciplines do Work the World cater for?
Work the World organize short-term educational healthcare internships for the following disciplines: 1. Nursing and Midwifery 2. Medical 3. Physical Therapy 4. Radiology 5. Pharmacy 6. Dentistry 7. Occupational Therapy 8. Paramedicine
WHAT IS THE WORK THE WORLD HOUSE LIKE IN TANZANIA?
The house Tanzania is located 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. You’re also only a couple of minutes walk from seafront shops and restaurants.
WHAT TRAVELLING OPPORTUNITIES ARE THERE FOR ME WHILST I’M IN TANZANIA?
The house in Tanzania is located 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. You’re also only a couple of minutes walk from seafront shops and restaurants.
How much does it cost to do a Work the World internship?
Costs vary depending on where you go and the duration. Details of inclusions and costs can be found here.