Dar es Salaam and beyond

  • Dar es Salaam is… “A teeming metropolis with a melting pot of African, Indian, Arabic, and German influences”
  • Dar es Salaam has relaxing bars, great live music, tasty cuisine, and colorful bazaars that brim with handicrafts
  • Safari across the savannah and spot everything from leopards and lions, to buffalo and baboons
  • Visit Zanzibar and dive, swim or kite-surf off the coast, then lay your towel on the island’s shimmering white sands
  • Welcoming and open, with a diverse blend of backgrounds, the people of ‘Dar’ will greet you with a friendly ‘jambo!’
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Accommodation and team 

The Work the World house is close to the beach, with two private cottages for the bedrooms, while the main building is the central hub for meals, socializing and recounting weekend travel and placement experiences. There's plenty of space to relax, or socialise in the evenings.

Managed by an in-country Program Manager and their assistant, the house includes a housekeeper, a chef, and a local language teacher who gives lessons twice a week. The management team provides 24/7 support, and our chef cooks two delicious meals a day. Hosted every week, our BBQ night is a great time to get together and have fun.

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This week-long experience gives you the opportunity to live in a rural community near the Uluguru Mountains. Completely different from clinical internship in Dar es Salaam, this is a chance to add a fascinating new dimension to your healthcare experience.  

Each morning, you’ll be placed in a busy primary healthcare clinic, supporting the staff and observing how healthcare is managed. Afternoons will be spent visiting local waterfalls, schools, and sugar cane plantations, learn traditional drumming and dancing, and experience  rural life — this truly is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.


Placements in Tanzania - Dar es Salaam


"The hospital was really under resourced. The patients had to bring in their own equipment — catheters, sterile gloves, cord clamps…."

Tia Samuels, University of the West of England (UWE) 2018

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"They were doing their best with what they had."

Heather Wilcox, University of Hertfordshire 2018

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"Speaking openly, our time in the emergency department was emotionally challenging."

Abigail Troughton, University of Hertfordshire 2018

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"If you’re thinking about going on a trip with Work the World — just do it!"

Terri Jermyn, University of East Anglia 2018

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"I couldn’t have asked for a more excellent combination of clinical experiences..."

Marley Rashad, Morehouse School of Medicine 2018

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