CONTENTS

Who can go

Is there a maximum age?
Can anyone attend?
When are the courses?
Does everyone speak English?

Costs and what’s included

What is the price?
When do I have to pay?
What is included in the price?
What will I have to pay for in-country?
How much money must I take?
Are flights included?
Should I book flights through you?
Which airport must I fly to?
Do I need travel insurance?
What visas do I need?
What if I cancel?

Preparing to go

What vaccinations do I need?
Do I need to take malaria prophylaxis?
What should I take with me?

If something goes wrong

What happens if my child gets ill or has an accident?
What happens if there is an emergency at home and my child must return urgently?
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Who can go

Is there a maximum age?

Yes, the maximum age for this course is 18 years.

Can anyone attend?

Anyone can attend as long as they are fluent in English.

When are the courses?

The dates of the course can be found in our Shop

Does everyone speak English?

All staff and many people in Tanzania speak English.  The language of medical tuition in Tanzania is English.

Costs and what’s included

What is the price?

There is a registration fee of £280 plus  a fee of £1,470 for a two-week course

When do I have to pay?

You pay £280 when you book, a further £245 within 60 days of booking and the balance by 60 days before your course commencement date.

What is included in the price?

  • Meet and greet at the airport and transfer to your accommodation on or near the hospital campus and return transfer to the airport after your experience
  • Transport for local outings
  • All meals, refreshments, drinking water, and accommodation and linen for the duration of the course/experience(s)
  • Access to internet at all times where mobile network coverage is available
  • All costs of any included weekend excursion including National Park entry fees, accommodation, entertainment, meals and drinking water
  • 24/7 chaperone throughout the duration of the course/experience(s) where minors are booked
  • A number of working days of supervised work shadow experience at a hospital selected from our network.  You will be provided with full details 30 days before your course commences
  • Lectures
  • All course materials including lab coats, gloves and protective clothing when required
  • Transport for the duration of any excursions

What will I have to pay for in-country?

All meals and drinking water are included,  You will pay only for refreshments such as hot drinks or coffees, snacks and souvenirs.

How much money must I take?

You do not need a lot in country, we would recommend that you bring $50 to pay for your visa on arrival  plus about $100 for casual expenses and an emergency reserve of another $150 which you are unlikely to use.

Are flights included?

No.

Should I book flights through you?

No, please make your own bookings to arrive on your course commencement date.  If this is a problem please contact us to arrange a special meet and greet.

Which airport must I fly to?

JRO Kilimanjaro International Airport, Tanzania.

Do I need travel insurance?

Yes. Please note that many policies exclude hospital work so make sure that your policy will cover you while you are working in a hospital.

What visas do I need?

All students other than Tanzanian citizens must obtain a Student visa before they depart their home countries and should declare their intended activity as "student" upon arrival.  Estimated cost is USD $250 but cost of visas vary by country of origin; please check online including your own government's foreign travel and visa advisories.

What if I cancel?

Up until the 14th day after first booking you may cancel without providing any reason for a full refund of all payments;

After the 14th day after first booking the registration fee is non-refundable;

Up to 120 days before your course commences there will be a cancellation fee of £290;

Up to 90 days on the before your course commences there will be a cancellation fee of £890;

Up to 60 days before your course commences there will be a cancellation fee of £1090;

Less than 60 days before your course commences or in the event of a no show, late arrival or early departure no refund will be given;

If a booking is cancelled or deemed to have been cancelled without a refund and all available places for courses starting on the same date as the course that was cancelled are subsequently fully booked i.e. the cancelled booking is resold, then a full refund shall be made excluding the registration fee.

Where payment has not been made in full by 30 days prior to the course commencement date the booking shall be deemed to have been cancelled by you and no refund shall be made.

Preparing to go

What vaccinations do I need?

Please follow our website page link “TRAVEL HEALTH” where you will find full information about recommended inoculations for Uganda.  Remember that you will be working in a hospital and some additional precautions are recommended so please read the advice thoroughly.

Do I need to take malaria prophylaxis?

Yes, please follow our website page link “TRAVEL HEALTH” where you will find full information about malaria and appropriate precautions.

What should I take with me?

We will provide you with detailed information once you have paid in full, in general though we would advise you consider the following:

  • Comfortable summer clothing
  • Comfortable shoes (you will be standing a lot!)
  • Good walking shoes (for the excursions)
  • A lightweight raincoat
  • A sun hat and sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • All your toiletries including bath soap and sanitary requirements
  • A bath towel
  • A bottle of waterless hand sanitiser and a roll of toilet paper which you should keep with you when transiting to and from the hospital and whenever you leave the hospital campus

If something goes wrong

What happens if my child gets ill or has an accident?

For out-patient conditions we will treat your child on site.

For serious conditions or emergencies we will, if medically necessary, take your child to the nearest appropriate facility for immediate treatment.  Once the patient is stable we will arrange for transfer in accordance with your Travel insurance policy.

We will contact you immediately if something should happen and provide you with full details as well as a list of contact people who will keep you up to date.

What happens if there is an emergency at home and my child must return urgently?

You can advise us of the flight details.  We will arrange chaperoned transfer to the airport for the flight connection, upon payment of £245 through the Website.

 

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