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  • Locations: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 05/20/2019 06/04/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
UCIE Program Coordinator: Megan Trickler Program: Ambassador
Program Type: Study Abroad Program Faculty Advisor: Eustace, Rosemary, Dr.
Supporting Department: Nursing and Health Registration Term: Summer A
Program Fee: $1800 Language of Instruction: English
Credit Hours: 3.0 Payment Value 1: 100
Program Description:

Contents:WSU Student in Tanzania


Program Description:

This two weeks global health service learning program is a joint program run by Wright State University College of Nursing and Health and the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS). The program provides a unique opportunity for Wright State University students to learn about global health while serving in Bagamoyo, Tanzania.  Students will visit the Bagamoyo District systems, social welfare agencies and families where they will learn first-hand about healthcare, family and community life of the Tanzanian people.  Students will gain a sense of satisfaction through sharing and giving others their knowledge, attributes and skills that can make a difference through civic engagement.  Excursions will include an overnight Safari visit to Mikumi National Park. Students will also have an opportunity to meet the Maasai tribe and learn about their health care practices.

Safari in Tanzania

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Academic Course Information:

 This elective includes participation in orientation and academic training to prepare students for a two weeks service learning opportunity in Tanzania. In order to provide a true cultural exchange experience, students will work closely with local community members, leaders and health care professionals.  Students will be expected to integrate their academic work and service experiences, culminating into final presentations of their service projects.
Before departure to Tanzania, students will be provided with required and suggested reading material as an academic grounding in the areas of service learning theory, healthcare systems, interprofessional education, millennium goals and the social-cultural, economic and political issues influencing health in Tanzania. Basic conversational Kiswahili language lessons will also be included during orientation.  As part of the course requirements before travel, students will be required to complete assigned online discussion board activities and also a research synthesis paper on a selected health issue/condition affecting communities in Tanzania.  All students will be required to maintain journals and complete post-reflections during their service. Post - travel, students will be required to complete an individual final research synthesis paper and final presentation.
Though this course is pass-fail, students may contract to take this course for a letter grade. Students enrolled as Honors and RST Africa must contract for a letter grade.

COURSE NUMBERS: NUR 4140 (undergraduate), NUR 6114, NUR 7114 (graduate), RST Africa and UH 4000-5 for non-nursing students.
COURSE TITLE:  Global Health Service Learning in TANZANIA
CREDIT HOURS: 3 credit hours (24 hours of service learning activities)
PLACEMENT IN CURRICULUM: Junior / Senior / Graduate Level Elective


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About the Faculty Program Advisor:

Rosemary Eustace, Ph.D. RN., successfully led this program in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017. She is an Associate Professor and 2017 Carnegie African Fellow at the College of Nursing and Health. She is an alumnus of MUHAS, where she graduated among the first BSN class in Tanzania in 1994. She is also a former nurse educator at the Muhimbili School of Nurse Teachers. Rosemary is fluent in Kiswahili and Haya. Her academic background includes Family Health Sciences and Community/Public Health Nursing. She is certified as an Advanced Public Health Nurse by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Rosemary Eustace
Michael Gilles, APRN-CNS is an assistant program advisor. He is an adjunct faculty at the College of Nursing and Health. This will be his first time on the trip. He was in Tanzania on transit to Northern Malawi in the Summer of 2018 as a global health volunteer nurse. He is a certified Advanced Practice Pain Clinical Nurse Specialist at Premier Health. She has a daughter, Maria Gilles, who is a 2017 Tanzania Global Health Program ambassador.

Michael Gilles

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Meals and Accommodations:

While in Tanzania, students will be provided with most the meals. Students will also have multiple opportunities to explore and try the local cuisine. Students will share rooms in a hotel in Dar Es Salaam, and Bagamoyo and during the overnight safari.

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  While students will earn Nursing Credits, this program is open to anyone who is interested. There are no prerequisites. An interview will be required of all applicants. Acceptance into the program will be based upon several factors including a 2.5 GPA, motivation, and interest in global health.

Students with Kids in Tanzania

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Before You Leave:

Before departure to Tanzania, students are required to participate in the following activities: One face-to- face orientation meeting, assigned course activities and a family welcome dinner at Dr Eustace’s house.

Students will be required by the University Center for International Education to complete a mandatory pre-departure orientation online a few weeks before departure.

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Getting There:

Students will be responsible for purchasing their own tickets to and from Dar Es Salam, Tanzania and are highly encouraged to be on the same flight to arrive as the same time as the faculty program advisors. Students may purchase tickets however they choose. Transport from the airport to the hotel and to and from Bagamoyo will be coordinated by the program advisor.

UCIE recommends the following travel agencies that work with university students.  They may be able to provide payment plan options: STA Travel and Student Universe.
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Program Costs:

The program cost is $1800.  This includes housing, transportation within Tanzania, entrance fees, MUHAS application fees, overnight safari, most meals, and health and accident insurance. 

Not included: airfare, tuition, visa (approx. $100), passport application costs, dinners on the arrival and departure day, and personal expenses.

To officially reserve a spot in the program, you will need an application fee of $100 and a program deposit of $500.
$490 will be due on February 1, 2019
$490 will be due on April 1, 2019

All payments are non-refundable.
The UCIE reserves the right to adjust the program price up to 10%. 

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Affording the Program:

WSU financial aid is applicable to this program.  To learn more about your specific financial aid options you should contact the Financial Aid Representative, Gail Cyan, at to schedule an appointment and learn about your specific situation.

Some academic departments offer scholarships for study abroad, there are some scholarships available nationally as well.  Please ask your study abroad coordinator for more information.

Many students reach out to family, friends, and community and religious organizations for support.  Some choose to create an online funding site, others send out letters requesting support.
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Passports and Visas:

A valid passport is required for all international travel. Its best to apply for a passport now as processing times may vary. The UCIE is an official US Passport Center and we can help you with your photo and passport processing needs.  See here for more information.

Some study abroad destinations will require you to obtain a visa.  A visa is permission given to you by your host country to allow you to enter the country for a specific amount of time.  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 visa the US Department of State’s webpage.

The UCIE is happy to guide you to possible resources about visas for study abroad. Although, applying for the necessary visa for travel is the responsibility of the individual traveler. Entry requirements change frequently and we advise you to pay close information to consular updates. It is your responsibility to knowing and addressing the requirements for your host study abroad destination.

WSU Students in Tanzania
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Health and Safety:

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

WSU faculty, students and staff are responsible for their own health and safety abroad. Please consider reviewing the following sites for further information:
US Department of State
US Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC)
International SOS ( for medical and security advice. WSU membership #: 11BSGC000054

Before travel WSU students, faculty and staff can utilize International SOS in several ways including:
  • 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
  • Get advice on how to travel with your medication
  • Sign up to receive email alerts for medical and security information, customizable to various locations abroad

WSU 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.

If you are participating in a WSU Ambassador Program, you are automatically covered with  UHP International Insurance through University Health Plans.  
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Contacts and More Information:

University Center for International Education (UCIE)

Program Coordinator:

Megan Trickler
Education Abroad Coordinator

Faculty Program Advisor:

Dr. Eustace
College of Nursing and Health
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