Tunisia
NMO GENERAL INFORMATION
Tunisia ASSOCIA-MED
LANGUAGE
REQUIRED LANGUAGE
Arabic, French, English
English
(GMT+01:00) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris
Tunisian dinar
SCOPE Active
SCORE Active
Tunisia (ASSOCIA-MED) - Monastir
Tunisia (ASSOCIA-MED) - Tunis
Tunisia (ASSOCIA-MED) - Sfax
Tunisia (ASSOCIA-MED) - Sousse

250 SCOPE STUDENTS
80 SCORE STUDENTS
SCOPE EXCHANGE CONDITIONS
SCORE EXCHANGE CONDITIONS
https://www.instagram.com/scope.score.tunisia/
NEOs
Mohamed Feres ElAouni
Mejed Sayadi
NOREs
Houssem Eddine Chahed
WELCOME NOTE
Welcome to TUNISIA !!

Tunisia is a small piece of Amber bordering the Mediterranean Sea and Sahara Desert.

Small but incredibly wonderful it is located in north Africa , seperated by 300 Km of water from Italy. 

Tunisia is unique for its richness of nature culture economy and history This lends the country a Wonderland quality with countless tourist attractions and diversity as our main instrument to fulfill this potential beaches Sandy weather also forests Sahara mountains rivers Diversified Cuisine national parks and historical towns are scattered among 24 States divided between north south and Coast. 

Check our Instagram  : https://www.instagram.com/scope.score.tunisia/
Check our Survival Kit : https://issuu.com/maissamabrouk/docs/sk_for_inc__1_
Check our National Social Program : 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlMKoYs1PSo
Check our Facebook Page : https://www.facebook.com/SCOPESCORE-Tunisia-2348764568690081/



OVERVIEW

Exchange program


Having been active in both SCORE and SCOPE for many years now, our exchange program aims to provide internship exchanges worldwide to medical students with selected internships according to ranked departments while providing more relaxed after-hours. Internships are of a duration of 4 weeks. You can choose the period of 4 weeks
Our team of exchange officers, contact persons and Associa-Med community is dedicated to make your experience in Tunisia an culturally and academically rich and enjoyable experience.

 



HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
Article 38 of the new tunisian Constitution (2014) recalls that health is a human right. It highlights that the State should assure preventive and curative health services and provides sufficient resources to guarantee security and quality of services. The healthcare system in Tunisia is organised and managed by the Ministry of Health. Health insurance is managed by the “Caisse Nationale d'Assurance Maladie”. The welfare scheme in Tunisia is compulsory for the entire population. It differs according to socio-professional category. The insured’s spouse and minor children are entitled to Social Security benefits and therefore to health insurance. The insured may also be treated privately if the services are approved and if they are treating: - severe and/or chronic conditions requiring full health insurance cover. This is known as APCI (Fully covered conditions). - some cases of hospitaliation and surgery. The terms and levels of cover are determined by: - type of care: public or private, - payment terms: per treatment or procedure or a lump sum - type of cover: cash advance or third party payment, - the level of cover desired: amount reimbursed, payment caps, reference price of drugs etc.

MEDICAL EDUCATION
There are 4 medical universities in Tunisia situated in the four biggest cities. To become a medical student, every student should pass the baccalaureat exam in the end of high school. First two years are pre-clinical and after the 2nd year begins the clinical stage. After every year, in 3 out of the 4 schools, students have to do a one-month-clerkship in the summer. By the end of the 5th year students take their residency exam and start their internship year (6th year) where they do a surgical rotation, a medical rotation and gynaecology or pediatrics rotation. After that year, either they choose the family medicine rotation or a speciality if they succeed in the residency exam.

TRANSPORTATION

*Before and Upon Arrival: 

Always Try to seek for direct flights , Tunisair is the Tunisian airlines company and it affords many direct flight especially from european and arabic countries. 

We have 3 Main Airports: Tunis , Monastir and Nfidha 

Always try to find the cheapest flight ,which will mostly land in Tunis Carthage International Airport.(Recommended) 

The Transport From Tunis City to other cities is very easy and you will be picked up from the airport by one of our CPs , who will escort you to the Train/Bus Station. 

Even if your flight is late at night don’t worry we will pick you up and arrange you where to spend the night in our local hostels in other cities 


Trains: 

Tunis → Sousse : 8 TND (2H30) 

Tunis → Monastir : 10 TND (3H)

Tunis → Sfax : 14 TND (4H30)

PS: You can Buy the ticket online on http://www.sncft.com.tn/En But it is not really necessary because the tickets are always available. 


MiniBus(Louages): 

Tunis → Sousse : 10 TND (2H)

Tunis → Monastir : 12 TND (2H30)

Tunis → Sfax : 16 TND (3H30)

PS: You can only buy the Louage ticket in the Louage station , the name of the station is : Station Louage Moncef Bey, Tunis 

 Car : you can rent a car for ( 80TND THE DAY )


IMPORTANT:

1- On your first day , you will be picked up by the CP from the airport to the Hostel if you arrive in the same city that you live in , or directly to the Train/Bus Station. 

2- If you arrive at a late time in Tunis airport and you are having you exchange in a different city , we will provide shelter for one night and we will also get you to the the Train/Bus Station on the second day !

 




*Transport During the Month: 

Inside Your City:

You can always use a Taxi in Tunisia ! Yes you can , and it won’t cost you more than 1 TND/KM almost 0.3 Euros, with a 0.5 TND as basic fees.

The taxi costs the Double if you take it between 9 p.m and 5 a.m 

Our Taxis are Cheap !! :D


Between cities : 

You still can use the Train or Louage to travel between cities. 

There is a Special Metro bonding the City of Monastir and Sousse, which makes the transport between them even more easier for only 1 TND !



SOCIAL PROGRAM
We offer culinar parties including the welcoming one, the famous NFDP as well as tours around the most important places such as Carthage and Sidi Bousaid..., Riding Horses, Submarine activities, Tours around Old Walled cities, Visiting beautiful Islands such as Kerkennah , Hawaria and Kuriat..., Visting festivals such as Tabarka Jazz Festival, Visiting the Desert and Oasis,... and much more surprises and unforgettable moments.

National Weekends are only organized in July and August.

Social programs during the working days are provided according to the hosting LCs.

In other months, social program depends on the hosting LC.

Social Program Video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlMKoYs1PSo



MUST SEE
From broad sweeps of beach overlooked by a tumble of sugar-cube houses, to grand ancient ruins and the vast, rolling dunes of the Sahara, Tunisia encapsulates everything that’s enticing about North Africa. Lose yourself in the maze of medina alleyways in Tunis and soak up cool vibes in the capital; shaped over the centuries by a mixture of Ottoman, Arabic and French-colonial influences, Tunisia's capital is a wonderful muddle of old and new. In the shady medina back alleys, old men puff on shisha and play backgammon, while along the broad French-style avenues of the modern town. Hey! never miss the chance to discover Sidi Bou Saïd; gorgeously quaint and stunningly picturesque, Sidi Bou Saïd is a vision of white-and-blue buildings perched above the Mediterranean. Wander the cobblestone alleyways through the village, stop for syrupy Arabic coffee at a cliff-side cafe, and then unwind on the charmingly old-fashioned beach. Wonder at sacred Kairouan Kairouan's skyline of minarets is packed to the brim with beautiful Islamic architecture, not least the breath-taking 9th-century Great Mosque. Founded in 670, the city dates back to the beginning of Islam in the Maghreb and is seen as the religion's fourth holiest site. Aside from sacred landmarks, you'll spend hours exploring the labyrinthine medina, full of spindling alleyways backed by crumbling pastel-hued houses. So this is a real must see! Explore it! And now what about finding the forces in Chott El Jerid? The salt pan of Chott El Jerid has a mesmerising otherworldliness which was used to great effect in the Star Wars films. In summer, the dry salt crust blisters and shimmers in the heat, while in winter sections of it flood and have to be traversed by boat. Then what about visiting a galaxy far, far away in Matmata? Due to a prominent role in the first Star Wars film, Matmata's subterranean dwellings, first dug out by the Berbers over 1,000 years ago, attract hundreds of visitors each day. The main attraction here is Hotel Sidi Driss, used as the cantina in Episode 4. Pretend to be a Roman gladiator at El Jem’s impressive amphitheater and delve into the ruins of Dougga; this UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of North Africa's best-preserved ancient ruins. Hoist yourself onto a camel for a trip into the desert and ruise over sand dunes; the dramatic sand dunes of the Grand Erg Oriental ripple out in waves across the horizon. This hypnotic landscape was used in the movie "The English Patient" and has since become one of the most famous corners of the Sahara. From the dusty desert outpost of Douz you can organise camel treks or 4x4 trips to the dunes. Dune skiing and desert dune-buggy trips are also available. To finish your adventure time in Tunisia you have to venture under the sea around Tabarka; Tabarka is Tunisia's top spot for snorkelling and diving. The town itself is a gentle-paced seaside resort which oozes old fashioned style, and it's a lovely stop off if you want to recharge your travel batteries. Not far from shore is the magical underwater world of the Galite Islands, which are the main draw for scuba diving fans.

Fore taste :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyiW-fFeQQI&feature=youtu.be


CULTURAL DIFFERENCES
Culture: 

Influences from the Middle East, Europe, and Africa are found throughout Tunisia, which boasts as many ancient ruins as Greece. Tunisia may be a predominantly Muslim country, but it is also a progressive nation where other religions and cultures are widely respected.

Tunisians are famous for their tolerant culture and the warm hospitality shown to all visitors, regardless of background or faith.

Tunisia is a liberal and tolerant Muslim country with many equality lawd enshrined in the Tunisian Constitution brought by the country's first president Habib Bourguiba.

Women are free , having all rights , more specificly access to abortion and birth control.

Alcohol is easy to find in Tunisia and accessible in most of the supermarkets except on Fridays!

Same-sex marriage is not legal yet in Tunisia, However many associations and groups are gaining more LGBTQ+ Rights on the social and law enforcement levels.




Language:


The official language is Arabic, French is the second language.

Students here do all of their studies in French.
English, German , Spanich, and Italian are spoken mainly in tourist resorts.

It would help if you knew some French , but don't worry because english will be more than enough for you exchange ! All of your tutors will be speaking  ENGLISH as well as our Exchange Team :D

Spoken Language in Tunisia is Tunisian and it is different from the Arabic official one.
Tunisian is a mix of Arabic , French , Italian ,and Numidian which makes it so special , Here are some words to help ;)

Hello= Aaslama
Goodbye= Bisslama
How are You= Chaahwelek
Fine= Labess
Yes= Naam , ey
No= La
How much= Kadech
A lot= Barcha 

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION