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Field Research in Public Health: Tanzania

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Sponsor: Northwestern University Office of International Program Development (IPD)

Location: Arusha, Tanzania


Northwestern students collaborate with medical anthropology undergraduates from the University of Dar es Salaam to conduct supervised research on critical public health issues in Tanzania’s Arusha region. Research topics, developed with Tanzanian community leaders, focus on community-identified high priority health issues. The program combines language learning, study, research and visits to cultural and public health sites in Arusha and surrounding areas.

Program Type: Northwestern Summer


  • Summer

Term Notes: June 23 - August 17, 2014


Completion of Qualitative Research Methods in Global Health or the equivalent.

Languages: Swahili, English

Language Requirements: 



Shared guesthouses and home stays

Program Costs: 

Visit the IPD program page for cost information.