Tanzania
NMO GENERAL INFORMATION
Tanzania Tanzanian Medical Students' Association
LANGUAGE
REQUIRED LANGUAGE
Swahili, english
English
(GMT+03:00) Nairobi
Tanzanian shilling
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Tanzania (TAMSA-Tanzania) - Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College (KCMUcollege)

15 SCOPE STUDENTS
0 SCORE STUDENTS
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www.tamsa.or.tz
NEOs
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WELCOME NOTE
Karibu Tanzania! Welcome to Tanzania!
OVERVIEW
The United Republic of Tanzania (Swahili: Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania) is a sovereign state in Eastern Africa within the African Great Lakes region. It borders Kenya and Uganda to the north; Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo to the west; Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique to the south; and the Indian Ocean to the east.

Tanzania is mountainous and densely forested in the north-east, where Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest point in Africa is located. Three of Africa's Great Lakes are partly within Tanzania. To the north and west lies Lake Victoria (Africa's largest lake and source of the Nile River) and Lake Tanganyika (the continent's deepest lake) known for its unique species of fish. The Eastern shore is hot and humid, with the Zanzibar Archipelago just 90 kms away. The Kalambo waterfalls in the south-western region of Rukwa are the second highest uninterrupted falls in Africa and are located near the south-eastern shore of Lake -Tanganyika on the border of Zambia. The Menai Bay Conservation Area is Zanzibar's largest marine protected area.

Over 100 different languages are spoken in Tanzania, making it the most linguistically diverse country in East Africa. She does not have a de jure official language, although the national language is Swahili. 

Tanzania, a country that holds a great history by having played part in independence of many other African countries. We welcome the wortkd to experience the fascinating tourist attractions and World Heritage Sites as well as experience cultural representatives of the whole Africa with over 120 tribes related to different parts.
HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
Health care in Tanzania is available depending on one's income and accessibility. People in urban areas have better access to private and public medical facilities. Insurance has only in recent years been introduced where as pension schemes have been around longer but the limitations of either are vast and not attending to the needs of majority of Tanzanians.
MEDICAL EDUCATION
The medical course offered in Tanzania is a 5 years doctor of medicine degree course where the first 2 years are of basic medical related studies(anatomy, biochemistry, physiology, pathology, parasitology, etc) and the later 3 years of preclinical and clinical practice.
TRANSPORTATION
Transport in Tanzania includes road, rail, air and water networks. The road network is 86,472 kilometres (53,731 mi) long, of which 12,786 kilometres (7,945 mi) is classified as trunk road and 21,105 kilometres (13,114 mi) as regional road. The rail network consists of 3,682 kilometres (2,288 mi) of track. Commuter rail service is in Dar es Salaam only. There are 28 airports, with Julius Nyerere International being the largest and the busiest. Ferries connect Mainland Tanzania with the islands of Zanzibar. Several other ferries are active on the countries' rivers and lakes.
SOCIAL PROGRAM

These will depend on the month of the year that the exchangee will come at, the welcoming commitee arrangements and the preference of the exchangee.
A clear program will be handed with the welcoming package about the social program during the period of stay.
These activities are subject to the Period/Season of the year, Accessibility of the activity and the Availability if the LEOs and Contact Persons
Possible Activities include:
Welcome/Farewell Dinner (self catered), , Camping, Safari Game drives;Mt Kilimanjaro mountain climbing (to be organized by a trusted tour operator and to be payed for by the student.)
Waterfalls, nights Out(will be handled by LEO)
MUST SEE
1.The Africa's highest mountain and the highest free standing mountain in the world; the Kilimanjaro.
2.The Serengeti; A world heritage site and Tanzania's  largest national park which was recently proclaimed a 7th worldwide wonder.
3.The Ngorongoro Crater; The world's largest inactive, intact and unfilled volcanic Caldera.
4. The Olduvai Gorge, one of the most important paleoanthropological sites in the world. It is where the earliest human species occupied.
CULTURAL DIFFERENCES
Tanzania is home to more than 120 different tribes, most of them belonging to the big Bantu family. The fierce Masai are Nilotic people. The Hadzabe tribe, living along the remote shores of Lake Eyasi, is related to the South African bushmen.
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