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University of Iowa
My Tanzania ExperienceMy title, the lyrics of a popular Tanzanian song I heard many times during my 4 weeks at Arusha, in Mt. Meru Regional Hospital says it all. Tanzania is a completely different world than the United States, Europe, or any other place I've been and working in such an environment stretches you as mentally as a student/future healthcare provider and emotionally as a human being. The interns in surgery took me in, pushed me to learn, and encouraged me to participate in procedures in the ward and the operating theatre. You see things and get to do ...
The University of Iowa
The Arusha Medical Experience
The Elective Africa program in Arusha is a unique and wonderful opportunity for Medical Students.The hospital and Staff are great and provide instruction for students of all years .Additionally, the city of Arusha is a great area to live in and embrace the culture of Tanzania.
The University of Iowa
The Arusha Medical ExperienceElective Africa was a great program that helped me get to know the medical system in Africa.They were responsive to my needs both inside and outside of the hospital.Plus,the Safari was awesome!
Simon Ho Thomas Yang and Andrew Albantow
Forget Injuries, Never Forget KindnessBefore arriving at the Elective Africa residence we did not know what to expect, but as soon as we arrived and was greeted by staff, we felt welcome. The program was very well organised, We were given an excellent orientation of the hospital and area. Elective Africa contributed to the great experience we had in Kenya, We were able to make friends with not only the multiple international students at the residence but also with the staff. We thoroughly recommend the program in Mombasa, Kenya, the program exceeded our expectations and contributed to one of the greatest experiences we ...
University of Queensland
University of Otago
I had always wanted to travel to Africa for my elective and the program in Mombasa well exceeded all of my expectations. The Elective Africa staff welcomed me with open arms and have been supportive throughout and the accommodation and meals have been excellent. As part of the program I was fortunate to visit and help out at the local schools, it was rewarding and eye opening to spend time with these underprivileged children. At the hospital I saw many illnesses that I would rarely or never see see back home and was impressed at how healthcare was delivered despite ...
Memorial University of Newfoundland
TestmonialMy experience as a pre-dental student was amazing.In the hospital,I was able to witness a variety of procedures and have a hands-on opportunity to participate and learn new skills.The doctors were very welcoming and friendly-always willing to answer my questions.I appreciated that they would try to take me out of my comfort zone in order to get the most of the experience,but at the same time they were understanding and sensitive in the fact that everything was new to me and I had not had any previous experience. The food prepared for me was amazing-I certainly did not go hungry.The accomodations ...
University of Portland
TestmonialMy experience with Elective Africa was overwhelmingly positive.The residence that we lived in exceeded my expectations and everything from the hospital to the safari was very well organised. Our Coordinator was always available at a moment's notice to take care of any issues we may have and was always willing to take us into the city or set up any important trips that we wanted to go on. Overall,I thought that Elective Africa did a good job taking an experience that I thought would be filled with logistical issues and uncertainity and making it very smooth and easy to deal with.
Brigham Young University
My Edifying Experience with Elective Africa
This is a great program, and I would recommend it to anyone looking to broaden their horizons, expand their worldviews, and experience new cultures, all while contributing to the community through volunteer work…I stayed in Mombasa for 7 ½ weeks, and experienced beautiful sunny weather, warm sandy beaches, and very friendly people.
University of Cumbria
An experience I will never forget!I have just arrived back from my trip to Tanzania where I worked at Mt. Meru Regional Hospital, in the Casualty department. Before I arrived in Tanzania I had no idea what to expect and I felt very anxious as the time grew nearer. I need not have been so anxious because my time in Africa was fantastic. The staff who organise Elective Africa were fantastic, we had drivers to take us to our placements and show us around Tanzania and our drivers and course leader made us feel like one of the family. If we needed anything they went ...
Elective Africa is a leading organizer of educational and Expedition travel programs to Africa. Our mission is to provide unique experiential learning trips with a global perspective.
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