Placements in Dar es Salaam
- Take a boat over to the paradise island of Zanzibar
- Spot big game on a savannah safari
- Hike through the beautiful Mikumi National Park
- Shop for handmade crafts in the bazaars and markets
- Discover laid-back bars and restaurants with live music
The Work the World House
Living in the in Dar es Salaam house will be a highlight of your trip. It will start to feel like home from day one. The house’s atmosphere is social — you’ll live with other healthcare students from other countries and other disciplines.
You’ll find the house in the north of the city and just a stone’s throw from the Indian Ocean. The building is spacious and decorated with traditional African carvings.
You’ll enjoy both private and communal spaces, and there’s even an outdoor pool on the grounds. In the evenings, walk for a few minutes and you’ll arrive at the seafront shops, bars and restaurants.
In the broader area, you can visit traditional craft markets, and catch boats going on snorkelling and whale-watching trips.
Management team: Based in the house, they oversee your entire Work the World experience — 24/7 — from the moment you land to the moment you leaveCatering team: cook a variety of both local cuisine and home comforts for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And don’t worry — they accommodate all dietary requirementsHousekeeper: keeps the house clean and tidy from top to bottom, making sure you're comfortableLanguage teacher: visits the house twice per-week. During their lessons, you’ll learn everyday phrases and clinical terminology to help you get more from your placementSecurity team: Monitor the house 24/7 for extra peace of mind
Support in the Hospital
Before you start your placement, our in-country team will show you around your placement hospital. You’ll take a tour of the grounds so you know how to find your way, and meet all the relevant department staff and your supervisors. After you’ve started, our team will continue to visit you in the hospital. They’ll speak with you and department staff, making sure the experience aligns with your expectations as you go.
You’ll know who your clinical supervisors are before your placement begins. Earn their respect by building rapport, and they’ll offer clinical insights in a way that only a local practitioner can.
The crucial point is that we offer support throughout your clinical placement as and when you need it.
- Supervised hospital placement
- Private catered accommodation
- Dedicated placement coordinator
- 24/7 in-country team
- Language lessons
- Airport pickup
*Prices below are in addition to a $500 registration fee.
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VILLAGE HEALTHCARE WEEK
In addition to your main placement in Dar es Salaam, you can spend an optional week in an African village community. You’ll stay in a remote location on the western side of the Uluguru Mountains. In the mornings, you’ll get experience in a busy primary healthcare clinic seeing how local staff provide care in a rural setting. This makes the experience the perfect complement to your time in the city. In your free time, you’ll join in on many local activities. This includes cycling through sugar cane plantations, visiting nearby waterfalls, visiting local primary schools, and learning traditional drumming and dancing.
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"I saw doctors who cared about their patients, using what they could to do as good a job as possible."
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"Hospitals that would be considered busy in Australia seemed quiet in comparison."
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