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!’
  • Village Healthcare Week: Extend your stay with a week in a remote mountain community, learning about culture and healthcare in rural Tanzania.
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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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VILLAGE HEALTHCARE WEEK

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.

READ ABOUT ANNELOT'S VILLAGE EXPERIENCE

Placements in Tanzania - Dar es Salaam

"The resilience of the patients—and the people of Tanzania in general—astounded me."

Tessa Jensen, University of Adelaide 2018

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"Patients or their families were expected to pay for treatment unless they had health insurance, which most patients could not afford."

Sarah Baldwin, University of Worcester 2018

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"If you’re considering doing something like this, but you are not sure or slightly apprehensive, I would say, wholeheartedly, do it—you’ll never look back!"

Emily Day, University of Southampton 2018

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"Reflecting on my experience, I have a newfound appreciation of what it means to support a woman through labour and childbirth when faced with a lack of resources"

Maryia Williams, Monash University 2018

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"I made friends and we all experienced an opportunity of a lifetime together; I’m so glad I found Work the World!"

Samantha Wilkinson , Birmingham City University 2018

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