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Preprofessional Opportunities

Support for International Change


Category: Summer
Type: Clinical
Location: Tanzania
Deadline: Early March


1. Applicants must be a registered student of recent alumnus/alumna (Class of 2005 or later) of Arizona State University, Cornell University, Claremont Colleges, Emory University, Harvard University, Stanford University, University of Arizona, University of California Berkeley, University of California Los Angeles, University of Southampton, University of Southern California or University of Washington. Applicants outside of these universities will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Current Atlanta Teach for America corps members are also eligible. 2. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age on their program start-date. 3. Applicants must be capable of walking 4 miles each day unassisted. 4. Successful applicants must plan their travel so that they are in Arusha for the entire duration of the program. Failure to do so may result in loss of place in the program. 5. Successful applicants must attend pre-field meetings at their University. Failure to do so may result in loss of place in the program. Exceptions may be granted for applicants who will be away from the home campus during Spring Semester/Quarter. 6. Applicants who have completed at least one semester/quarter of college level Swahili will be at an advantage. 7. Applicants with previous HIV prevention teaching experience will be at an advantage. 8. Students will be selected based on their application and interview. Previously demonstrated interest in international health, volunteer work, leadership and ability to work well with a team under challenging conditions will all put applicants at an advantage. 9. No student will be discriminated against on the basis of sex, religion, race, sexual orientation, national origin or economic background. 10. All selections decisions will be made by the selections committee, whose decision is final and not open to appeal. 11. A wait-list will be created and used in case of volunteers dropping out between selection and departure for Tanzania. 12. A $500 non-refundable deposit will be due within two weeks of acceptance. The balance of the program fee will be due on the date specified on the program summary page. Failure to meet these deadlines may result in loss of place in the program. All payments are non-refundable. 13. Accepted applicants will be required to sign a liability release form. Failure to do so will result in loss of place in the program.


Care about global health?


Want to make a difference in someone's life?


Travel to one of the most beautiful countries in Africa? 


We are currently accepting applications for student volunteers to work with Support for International Change in Tanzania next summer. Support For International Change (SIC) is a non-profit, student-run, Non-Governmental Organization that is committed to limiting the impact of HIV/AIDS in northern Tanzania (East Africa) and to training future leaders in international development. 


• Teach classes about HIV prevention & awareness to students and community groups in rural areas outside the town of Arusha.
• Live with a Tanzanian homestay family, become immersed in a new & different culture - Learn to speak Swahili!
• Travel on a safari to the Serengeti, climb Mt. Kilimanjaro or raft the Nile River in Uganda…