• Sophomore, Junior, Senior
• 2.0 cumulative GPA
• Language Pre-requisite: None
• Open to UW-Madison degree-seeking students only
• It is helpful but not required to have completed a global health core course (PHS 370, MHB 213, or NS 203) and/or a course focused on HIV/AIDS, and be currently engaged in some form of volunteering or service-oriented internship on or off campus.
Enrollment in the program is limited.
This program is appropriate for students of any gender.
• Good academic and disciplinary standing


HIV/AIDS, Public Health, Community Development

Classroom Language




Program Duration

Summer: Mid-May – Early June

Winter: Early-January - Mid-January

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Winter Intersession 2018-19  4/13/2018

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

Questions about this program?
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Tanzania, Dar Es Salaam
UW Health, Education, & Tanzanian Culture

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The UW Healthcare in Tanzania program is offered by the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) in partnership with IAP.

Get an inside look at health care infrastructure in Tanzania by visiting health-related organizations in three diverse cities. Traveling between Dar es Salaam, Moshi, and Zanzibar with a group of fellow Badgers, you will visit hospitals, clinics, orphanages, schools, and programs serving street children. Your group will assist in the teaching of classes on reproductive health to HIV-positive adolescents and in other programming for adolescents (please note that you will not provide direct medical care to anyone).

Upon arrival, the group will meet with U.S. Embassy staff and various health care providers in Dar es Salaam. You will then fly from Dar es Salaam to Moshi, a smaller city near Mount Kilimanjaro. After spending time in Moshi and experiencing a two-day safari, you will return to Dar es Salaam and take a ferry to the island of Zanzibar. The days on this field program are long and very busy; the group has lengthy dinners together and academic work is done and presented after dinner.

This program seeks applicants who are adventurous, flexible, and compassionate with a passion for global health. Prepare to be both very tired and very inspired!

Learning Objectives

We have overall Goals and Expectations for Study Abroad Participants, covering the personal, academic and professional aspects of study abroad. Additionally on this program, you can:
  1. Gain an introduction to Tanzanian culture, facilities, and health care infrastructure
  2. Participate in interactive reproductive health care classes with HIV+ Tanzanian adolescents
  3. Develop a greater cultural competence
  4. Learn about the challenges facing emerging countries, specifically related to health care