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  • Locations: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Cost:: Summer
Program Dates:
Program Dates:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 02/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission 06/05/2019 07/08/2019

** 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:
Number of Credits: 3, 6 Credit Type: WKU Credit
Program Catagory: WKU Partner Program Faculty/Program Leader(s): Clark, Paul, Mkanta, William
Colonnade Credit: No Class Eligibility: 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior, 5. Graduate
Program Description:

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Experience Tanzania

KIIS TanzaniaCapture the essence of Africa in an exciting five-week Tanzanian experience! Explore the Swahili culture, traditions, Indian Ocean beaches and natural riches. 

The KIIS Tanzania program includes service-learning/internships for students in health related majors such as medicine, nursing, health administration, public health and social work. A site lecture at the world-famous archeological sites of Olduvai Gorge (Cradle of Humankind) will be provided to students taking anthropology, while excursions to Serengeti (Safari Green) andZanzibar (Safari Blue) will lead to the rich land and sea biodiversity of Tanzania. 

The program is based in the capital city of Dar es Salaam. Students are housed in a hotel that provides attractive amenities for group guests and events; they include 24/7 wifi, state of the art conference room, in-room temperature control, and outdoor class facilities. 

Please note: All courses are in English. Students have the option of enrolling in a non-credit introduction to Swahili-language course taught by a local expert. Students with with some language proficiency in Swahili will be able to improve their speaking skills as well as their knowledge of Tanzanian culture through interaction with locals.

Gilman Scholarship Success Stories:
    6 Summer 2014 KIIS Tanzania students received Gilman scholarships
     (1 each from Berea, Marshall, NKU & Transy, and two from WKU)
    5 Summer 2013 KIIS Tanzania students received Gilman scholarships
     (1 from Marshall, 3 from NKU, and 1 from WKU)


HCA 459/599 Global Health Service-Learning Practicum (3 hours)*
NURS 317 Topics: Community Health Nursing in Africa
NURS 317 Topics: Nursing Practicum in Africa*
SWRK 490 Topics: Family Grief and Loss
SWRK 490 Topics: Human Diversity and Social Justice

*The supervised global health practicum/internship is a central component of the program and is available for graduate credit.

Internship Opportunities are available for both undergraduate and graduate students in health professions such as medicine, nursing, nutrition, social work, and health administration. Interested students should contact KIIS Tanzania Program Director
Dr. William Mkanta to begin making preparations for a Tanzania internship experience.

Please note: All courses are in English. Each student must take at least one three-credit hour course. However, students typically take two three-credit hour courses. The program fee is the same if you take one or two courses. A student cannot take more than two three-credit hour courses. All course credit will be issued by Western Kentucky University. The WKU Registrar will transfer your grades to your home institution approximately 6-8 weeks after the completion of the program. We encourage all students - long before KIIS program departure - to contact their Academic Advisor, Department Head, and/or the Study Abroad Office to determine the credit equivalencies at their home institution (that is, confirm ahead of time with your college or university how your desired KIIS courses will count towards your major and/or overall degree requirements). Course offerings are subject to change according to enrollment.