Project Kilimanjaro Overview

Project Kilimanjaro is a residential course designed for students looking to gain an insight into an overseas healthcare system. There is also a key volunteering element where all students spend at least one day per week volunteering with local charities. 

Students complete a minimum of 25 hours of hospital work experience shadowing experienced doctors and healthcare professionals. All students stay in our own Medical Projects accommodation where they can relax each evening and discuss the latest cases and their university applications with fellow students. We recommend students join us for at least two weeks for Project Kilimanjaro, but the project can be booked in 1-4 week experiences depending on personal preference.

This Course Includes

  • A minimum of 25 hours hospital work experience each week

  • Shadowing experience doctors and healthcare professionals

  • 1 day volunteering and working with local charities each week

  • Local language class each week

  • Mock medical school interview, with personal feedback from current medical students

  • Accommodation in very good standard dorms just for Medical Projects students

  • Breakfast and evening meals each day

  • All in-country transport, including airport transfers

  • 24/7 Medical Projects staff supervision

Hospital Work Experience 

We have partnerships with several hospitals in the towns of Arusha and Moshi. Our overseas team take students to the hospitals each morning and introduce them to their mentors where they will then shadow the doctor for the day. Our students complete 25 hours hospital work experience per week. We rotate students into a different department each day to ensure they experience as many medical cases as possible and gain and understanding of how a hospital functions. All our medical mentors are experienced teachers and speak English.

Below is a list of departments available for students' work experience during Project Kilimanjaro:

  • General Surgery

  • Internal Medicine

  • Paediatrics

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

  • Labour Ward

  • Minor Theatre

  • Tropical Diseases/Medicine

  • HIV Clinic

  • Dental Clinic

Weekly Course Structure

Project Kilimanjaro is designed to balance the work experience and travel benefits that Tanzania offers. We encourage all students to join our volunteering day each Wednesday, where students work with local charities to teach local orphaned children and work with female empowerment groups.

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Student Accommodation 

We hire private accommodation for all our students and staff and students share single-gender dormitory style rooms with private bathrooms. Our staff also stay at the same accommodation and we always have a female member of staff on duty at night. Breakfast and dinner are included each day. We only use tried and tested accommodation that we have used for many years. Safety is always our number one priority and we only use comfortable and accommodation as we understand how important accommodation is when joining such a trip.

Social Activities and Weekend Trips 

Although delivering an amazing learning experience is our main focus we also understand students want to socialise and explore with their free time. Our team have a variety of excursions and socials to ensure students make the most of their time in Kilimanjaro. These include a tour of the local towns, visits to the local Massai markets, orphanage and volunteering visits, natural waterfall visits, local food markets, restaurants trips and student socials. 

For those students who are joining us for two weeks or more there is the option to join a safari during the weekend. We organise a day trip to the Tarangire National Park where students will have the chance to see elephants, giraffe, buffalo, wild boar, flamingos, monkeys and various wildlife. 

Course Dates

Our projects typically fill up around 4-5 months in advance so early booking is required. If you are a school group then please see our Group Trips page.

  • 10th February - 16th February 2019 (Fully Booked)

  • 17th February - 23rd February 2019 (Fully Booked)

  • 7th April - 13th April 2019

  • 14th April - 20th April 2019

  • 26th May - 1st June 2019 (Fully Booked)

  • 14th July - 20th July 2019

  • 21st July - 27th July 2019

  • 28th July - 3rd August 2019

  • 4th August - 10th August 2019

  • 11th August - 17th August 2019 (Fully Booked)

  • 18th August - 24th August 2019 (Fully Booked)


Course Summary

Course Name: Project Kilimanjaro

Duration: 1 - 4 weeks

Placements Available:

  • Pre-Medical

  • Pre-Dental

  • Pre-Midwifery

  • Pre-Nursing

UK Student Advisor: Amy Hooper


Course Fees

Each course requires a £290 registration fee to book your chosen dates. The balance payments are as follows:

  • 1 week - £895

  • 2 weeks - £1395

  • 3 weeks - £1895

  • 4 weeks - £2395

The registration fee is in addition to the balance payment.

Additional Costs:

Students are required to book their own flights. Travel visas (Approx $50), Work permit ($200), vaccinations and spending money (Approx £60-£80 per week) are also not included.

Download Project Kilimanjaro Booklet

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Proud AWARD WINNERS AT the British Youth Travel awards 2018 FOR Best educational Product

Proud AWARD WINNERS AT the British Youth Travel awards 2018 FOR Best educational Product