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  • Locations: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: UC applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type Detailed: UC Faculty-Led Program Program Type General: Faculty-Led
Level of Study: Undergraduate Academic Theme: Health Sciences
Credit Offered: UC Credit Click here for a definition of this term Registration Term: Spring
Eligibility Restrictions: Nursing Students Only Language Courses Offered: No
Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: No
Housing Options: Hotel Program Lead Faculty: Kathie York
Program Advisor: Thomas Shannon
Program Description:
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Program OverviewElephant Kilimanjaro

An opportunity to immerse in community health awaits you in Tanzania. 10 students will be selected for a cultural immersion with nurses in this developing country. This faculty-led program begins with a semester-long pre-clinical course preparing you for Tanzania and ends with a trip to the continent of Africa where students will participate in knowledge exchange and community assessment with Tanzanian nurses working at different levels of care in the Morogoro Region of Tanzania.
The 2-week trip begins with a night in Dar es Salaam, the economic capital of Tanzania followed by a day of getting acclimated to the country through a visit to the National Museum and an excursion into learning the art of bartering at a local market. Then we are off to the mountainous Morogoro Region where you'll have your community clinical experience. A one-day safari to Mikumi National Park is included! After completing your community experience, you'll head to exotic Zanzibar by ferry. While in Zanzibar, you'll learn about the history of Stone Town, including its role in the Middle Eastern slave trade. The trip is led by Dr. Kate York, the Director of Global Health Nursing at the College of Nursing. She is an experienced traveler and has lived and worked as a nurse educator in Tanzania.

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Tanzania is a developing East African nation noted for its history of stability and astounding natural beauty. A robust tourism industry provides all levels of tourist amenities, although higher-end facilities are concentrated mainly in the cities and selected game parks. The United Republic of Tanzania was formed in 1964 with the union of the mainland country of Tanganyika and the Zanzibar archipelago, which includes the islands of Unguja and Pemba.

Our first glimpse of Tanzania will be in Dar es Salaam, a coastal city on the Indian Ocean. Dar is a vibrant city of 5 million people and home to many government agencies, international businesses and non-governmental development organizations. Then off to the mountainous Morogoro Region west of Dar. This beautiful landscape is the setting for your community health nursing field experience. Morogoro Region is home to several national parks and this trip includes a day-long safari to Mikumi National Park. Our final stop is the archipelago of Zanzibar, where we'll spend the last 2 nights in Stone Town, a popular tourist destination and the perfect place to relax after your field experience.

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Who Can Participate?

This study abroad experience is for 3rd-year nursing students enrolled in the Community as Partner clinical course. In addition to your 1-hour didactic course that is part of Community as Partner, we will have a 2-hour pre-clinical meeting once a week for the 14 weeks leading up to travel where we learn about the culture, food, religion, politics, economy, tourism, health care and education so that we are prepared for the experience once we travel.

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Academic Program and Course Information

All students in this program are required to enroll in NBSN3040C for 3 credits for spring 2019.

Tuition and fees are assessed based on total enrolled hours for a term. This includes the hours associated with the study abroad class. Students who enroll for more than 18 hours for the term will be assessed additional per credit hour fees over and above the flat fees associated with being enrolled full-time (for most students full-time is 12-18 hours).
Co-op students selected to participate in this program are required to enroll in the course during the designated term, regardless of when the student may be on co-op.  If the course is during a term when the student is on co-op, tuition and fees will be charged per a student’s residency status and college, based on the part-time per credit hour rate.
A student can see his/her full and part time tuition rates and college fees here (use left-side navigation menu to click into the relevant academic year):

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Dr. Kate York is the Director of Global Health Nursing in the College of Nursing. She has been to Tanzania multiple times while doing her doctoral dissertation research in a rural part of Tanzania, and more recently as a nurse educator at the Hubert Kairuki Memorial University during the 2014/2015 academic year as part of the Global Health Service Partnership between Seed Global Health and the U.S. Peace Corps. She is the Nursing Director of Community Health Nursing at Seed Global Health and continues to be involved in global health nursing. This will be Dr. York's 4th group of Community as Partner students traveling to Tanzania.

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Living Arrangements

Housing in Dar will be at a modest hostel, where students will share rooms. Double, triple and quad en suite rooms are available for students. This hostel almost always has electricity, hot water and air conditioning. It is in a quiet residential area. WIFI is spotty. In Morogoro, the group will stay at the Amabilis, a hostel and conference center run by the Mgolole order of Catholic nuns. Students will be in twin rooms with a shared bathroom/shower. At present, there is no wifi at the Amabilis, but computers with internet access are available for a nominal charge. In Stone Town, we'll stay in a nice economy hotel called the Princess Salme Inn where students will be in double or quad rooms with a shared bathroom/shower. Air conditioning is available and appreciated, as is wifi access.

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Getting There

Students will be participating on a group flight arranged by Village Life.

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Program Costs

2019: $3200.00

Included in Program Cost:

  • Housing / accommodations
  • International airfare
  • Most meals 
  • In-country transportation for program-planned activities
  • Cultural excursions/entrance fees (including a Safari)
  • International emergency and evacuation insurance
  • Tanzanian Visas
Not Included in Program Cost:
  • Tuition – (at your standard tuition rate)
  • Passport application/renewal fees (~$165)
  • Recommended/required immunization/vaccination fees (~$200-400)
  • Airport meals 
  • Personal spending/souvenirs (~$200)

This program has been awarded a $600 UC International Scholarship (matriculated, UC degree-seeking students only). This brings the posted financial liability of the program down to $2600. UC International scholarship requires a minimum 2.0 GPA.

Note that both program charges and UC International grant will be posted separately on a student’s OneStop bill on the semester in which the course for the study abroad experience is given.  Program charges are posted shortly after students commit to the program through the online application process.  Grants are posted after all students 1) register for the course connected to the study abroad experience, and 2) complete all study abroad online paperwork.

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UC Financial Aid and Scholarships

For full details on using your financial aid to help pay for your study abroad experience, you should contact UC Financial Aid.

UC International awarded over $800,000 in student scholarships last year. Please refer to the UC International webpage for more information.

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Passports and Visas

A valid passport is essential to your international travel and study abroad. If you are planning to travel abroad, it's best to apply for a passport now as processing times may vary. Please see for more information.

In order to obtain country-specific visa instructions and resources, refer to your host country’s embassy web page. One way to access this information is via the US Department of State’s webpage at:

UC International is happy to guide UC faculty, staff and students to possible resources about visas for study abroad. Although, applying for the necessary visa for travel is the responsibility of the individual UC traveler. Entry requirements change frequently, and we advise you to pay close attention to consular updates. It is your responsibility to know and address the requirements for your host study abroad destination.

Applying for a visa can be a complicated process. Some UC travelers choose a third party to assist with this process, for example Travisa or A Briggs (mention UC for a possible discount).

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Health and Safety Abroad

UC International is committed to student and faculty safety while abroad. The following are a few resources for travel abroad.

UC faculty, students and staff are responsible for their own health and safety abroad. The US Department of State, Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC) and International SOS are excellent resources for country specific information.

UC partners with International SOS medical and security advice. UC code is 11BCAS000010

UC students, faculty and staff can utilize International SOS in the following ways:
  • Sign up to receive email alerts for medical and security information, customizable to various locations abroad
  • Read about travel health information with medical advice, food and water safety, and cultural tips
  • Explore travel security with personal safety tips and travel risk ratings for locations abroad

UC faculty, students and staff traveling abroad should register their travel abroad through the US Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) in case of an emergency abroad.

All UC students participating in a University of Cincinnati sanctioned or funded international travel program are required to purchase and maintain insurance while abroad. UC International partners with CISI to provide insurance for UC students.

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Contacts for More Information

Kate York, PhD, RN
College of Nursing
+1 513 558-1108


This program is currently not accepting applications.