Tanzania: Global Health Experience
All questions concerning the
program should be
Dr. Tina Brown
Department of Nursing
program runs for two weeks
during the January
semester. Tentative dates for 2012 are January 2 – January
17, 2012. The program is
to provide SU students of any
academic discipline the opportunity to learn
about the HIV/AIDS epidemic as a
driving force in global health. Students learn
about the challenges of HIV/AIDS in Tanzania
and the unique
African strategies for addressing these challenges.
Under the auspices of the Global Service Corps based in Arusha,
students receive an intensive week of training on
HIV/AIDS in Tanzania and local prevention strategies,
Tanzanian culture, and basic Swahili. During the second
week of the program, working with young Tanzanian
college-age students, participants teach HIV/AIDS
prevention classes in a train- the-trainer program in
small villages near Arusha. Participants in these
classes are local villagers who are expected to learn
about HIV/AIDS prevention and to train others in the
Global Health Experience is open
to students from any academic discipline.
earn 3 credits at either the
undergraduate or graduate level through the following
undergraduate level course
that explores the complexities of HIV/AIDS in Africa
and the many factors that
impact on the distribution of the disease and its
prevention and treatment. There
are no prerequisites.
Health Experience – A
graduate level course only for
graduate Nursing students exploring the complexities of
HIV/AIDS in Africa including epidemiology,
prevention and treatment as well as the
influence of politics, economics and culture in
addressing HIV/AIDS issues.
Participants will visit
selected local HIV/AIDS related programs including an
orphanage, hospital, school and biointensive farm, as
well as teach at various sites in Arusha and the
surrounding community. There is an optional weekend safari to Lake Manyara National Park and the
During the first three nights, participants are housed in a
small hostel where they meet travelers from around the
globe. The second week, each participant is paired with
a Tanzanian family and truly experiences their culture
and way of life.
Estimated Costs Worksheet
|SU tuition and
(Billable by SU)
(estimated, some required others optional, see
your physician for recommendations)
Miscellaneous (varies by individual)
estimated cost for the program is $5450. Final cost will be
determined in fall 2011.
These costs include all SU tuition and fees,
international airfare, visa costs, international health
insurance, AMREF Flying Doctors emergency support, and
other incidental expenses. Not included: passport fees
(if required), required immunizations for travel to
Tanzania (est. $250).
In addition to the
application, interested students must submit the
unofficial SU transcript demonstrating a minimum
cumulative GPA of 2.75;
2) A 300
word essay responding to the question "Why do you want
to participate on the Tanzania: Global Health
3) A completed
faculty recommendation form from a faculty member who
knows the student well.
Recommendation forms available here.
Admission is competitive
and enrollment is limited. Students will be
admitted on a rolling basis until the program is full.
The application deadline is October 1, 2011.