Elective Africa

Lets Go To Tanzania

Twende Arusha, Tanzania


News, Program Updates & Events

New program location: Kisumu

Kisumu, the capital of Nyanza Province is at an altitude of 1131m with access to Lake Victoria, the largest freshwater lake in Africa and the second largest freshwater lake in the world. Today, Kisumu has a population about a half million people making it the third largest...
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Travel Security Information

Elective Africa wishes to inform you that it is giving all adequate support to ensure your security. We take security seriously and students are very well briefed on the current security state by our program coordinators in the different locations..
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My 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 things that would never happen in the developed world and it changes you. Experiencing that and having the support from my supervising interns made Tanzania something I'll always remember and return to do. It's nice to nice to know ya, let's do it again. For sure. continue reading →

Patrick Hussey, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States, August 22, 2013



Tanzania and Kenya are our popular destinations for most program participants. Arusha provides a wholesome experience for added adventure to the typical elective program. Mount Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar, Ngorongoro crater and the Serengeti are all within driving distance to our hospital locations. While in Kenya, Mombasa, known for its popular tourist attractions and white sandy beaches closely rivals Malindi’s rich cultural heritage and history. Migori, situated in Western Kenya is ideal for those seeking a rural experience. It is also where you will learn more about President Obama’s Kenyan ancestry and culture.