The goals of the eight-week summer program in Moshi, Tanzania, are to enhance the cross-cultural competence of participants and to provide students with the opportunity to gain broad knowledge about global health issues in the Tanzanian context. Participants live with a local family and, for the first four weeks of their stay, enroll in a course at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College (KCMU-Co). In this course, students learn about current policy issues and work in teams with Tanzanian students to develop, negotiate, write, and present a new policy case study.
During the second half of the program, students contribute forty hours of service per week to a local non-governmental organization, hospital, or government agency through a service project that is tailored to the student's interests in global health.
Students in this program register for the four-credit course NS 4630 Global Health, Development & Policy Issues in Tanzania.
The program is fully enrolled at this time.
Tuition for the program is $5,440. Deposits for the 2017 program must be made as follows:
- first deposit deadline: January 30, 2017 — $500 (non-refundable deposit)
- second deposit deadline: March 22, 2017 — $1,500
- third deposit deadline: April 19, 2017 — $3,440
To withdraw from this special program, you must notify the SCE registrar's office in writing. Your refund amount will be determined by the number of days from the start of the program that you withdraw.
Refund schedule (based on program start date):
- Days 1–3: Withdrawal period with a 100 percent tuition refund
- Days 4–5: Withdrawal period with a 50 percent tuition refund
- Day 6: Withdrawal period with a 0 percent refund
If you want to appeal the refund schedule based on special circumstances, please download and complete the petition form and submit it to B20 Day Hall. The form will be reviewed by committee, and you will be notified if your appeal is approved.
For more information about this program, please see About the Tanzania Summer Program on the Division of Nutritional Sciences website.
In the news
- Nutritionists from Tanzania turn knowledge into action, Cornell Chronicle, October 30, 2015
- Students showcase global health fieldwork, Cornell Chronicle, October 19, 2015
- Outstanding in the Field, Human Ecology Magazine, Spring 2014.
- Students, faculty travel to Tanzania for global health, Cornell Chronicle, June 15, 2011