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
To deepen your appreciation of Tanzanian culture and healthcare, you can choose to add an extra week to the end of your internship to live with a family in a rural fishing village in the northern region of the paradise island of Zanzibar, just off the coast of Dar es Salaam. Each morning, you’ll head to a busy district hospital. Here, you’ll gain insight into how local staff treat cases of everything from malaria to snake bites. The experience will perfectly complement your city-based internship on the mainland. In your free time, you’ll take part in many local activities. This includes cycling to the fish market and white-sand beaches, learning about rehabilitating turtles, visiting the local herbalist, and learning about the spice trade which is an intricate part of Zanzibarian life
"When I first arrived I was surprised by the struggles staff were facing, but they were all still positive about everything."
Rose Johnston, Manchester Metropolitan University 2023Read more
"I travelled alone but all my anxieties melted away as soon as I touched down and met the amazing support team. I regret nothing...well I only wish I booked for longer".
Faatemah Mahetar, University of Central Lancashire 2023Read more
"I found the staff to be helpful if you introduced yourself, the more you gave the more you got back."
Hannah Bentley, King's College London 2023Read more
"Under supervision, I was able to help with deliveries and even lead the delivery of a baby on my own with hospital staff overseeing my practice at all times".
Joanna North, Bangor University 2023Read more
"It was such an eye-opening experience, from being in the psychiatric wards and seeing their way of working with a variety of mental health conditions".
Briony Anderson, Abertay University 2023Read more
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.