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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:
Program Type Detailed: UC Faculty-Led Program Program Type General: Faculty-Led
Level of Study: Undergraduate Academic Theme: Health Sciences
Credit Offered: UC Credit Registration Term: Spring
Eligibility Restrictions: Nursing Students Only Program Lead Faculty: Kathie York
Program Advisor: Thomas Shannon
Program Description:

Program Overview


An opportunity to collaborate with nursing students and faculty at Hubert Kairuki Memorial University (HKMU) in Dar es Salaam awaits you in Tanzania. 10 students will be selected for a cultural immersion with nursing students in this developing country. This faculty-led program begins with a course on global health and Tanzania culture, and ends with a trip to the continent where students will participate in knowledge exchange with Tanzanian nursing students within the University.
The 2-week trip begins with immersion into a rural Tanzanian community working closely with HKMU students for the first week, followed by weekend travel to exotic Zanzibar. Students will return to the community for the second week, ending with collaborative poster presentations on the community health experience with your Tanzanian counterparts back at HKMU. The trip is led by Dr. Kate York, who taught at HKMU during the 2014/2015 academic year and is experienced in global health nursing. 

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Our first glimpse of Tanzania will be in Moshi, next to Mt. Kilimanjaro. Next we'll move to the mountain village of Malindi, high above Lushoto town and home to people mainly engaged in agriculture. This beautiful landscape is the setting for your community health nursing field experience. From Malindi, we travel south to Dar es Salaam, located 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. While in Dar, we'll visit Hubert Kairuki Memorial University, a private university in the economic capital of Tanzania. They offer medical and nursing degrees as well as a Master in Social Work program. The university is located on the upper floors of the Kairuki Hospital in the mostly residential area of Mikocheni. For more information about the university, please see 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?


Nursing Students only.

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Academic Program and Course Information

All students in this program are required to enroll in NBSN3040C-009 Community as Partner for 3 credits for spring semester.

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.
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 HKMU 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 second group of Community as Partner students traveling to Tanzania.

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Living Arrangements

Housing in Moshi will be at a modest hostel, where students will share rooms. During the village stay, students will sleep in the unused health clinic ward with students from HKMU. Housing in Dar es Salaam will be at an Italian Hostel called CEFA. Triple and quad en suite rooms are available for students. CEFA almost always has electricity, hot water and air conditioning. It is in a quiet residential area. WIFI is spotty. In Stone Town, we'll stay in a nice economy hotel called the Princess Salme Inn where students will be in triple or quad rooms with a shared bathroom/shower. Air conditioning is available and appreciated, as is wifi access.

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Getting There

Group flight from CVG to Dar es Salaam (DAR).

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Program Costs

2018 Program Cost:  $2,900

Included in Program Cost:
  • Housing / accommodations
  • International airfare
  • All meals in the village & some group meals
  • In-country transportation for program-planned activities
  • Cultural excursions/entrance fees
  • International emergency and evacuation insurance
  • Visa application/processing fees
Not Included in Program Cost:
  • Tuition – (at your standard tuition rate)
  • Passport application/renewal fees (~$165)
  • Recommended/required immunization/vaccination fees (~$)
  • Some meals (~$)
  • Personal spending/souvenirs (~$)
This program has been awarded an $600 UC International Scholarship (matriculated, UC degree-seeking students only).  UC International scholarship requires a minimum 2.0 GPA.

Note that both program charges and UC International scholarship 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.  Scholarships 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

While UC International is committed to student and faculty safety while abroad, traveling UC faculty, students and staff are the individuals making decisions overseas and therefore play a key role in 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, a company that provides medical and security advice. UC's member ID 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 through the US Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to help the U.S. Embassy contact you in an emergency.

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 

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This program is currently not accepting applications.