Badili Mtizamo! Tanzania Service-Learning Experience


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Placement dates: May 1 - June 5 (exact travel dates subject to change)

Dates of mandatory pre-depature training are to be determined.


Note: Bursaries are available for students who demonstrate financial need, which will reduce costs by 25% ($1500).

Price includes return airfare from Winnipeg, visa for volunteering in Tanzania, daily allowance for meals, accommodation, mandatory health insurance, program fee and support services, all in-country transport, overnight safari in the Serengeti, IDI training and the Extended Education course "Transformative Partnerships: An Introduction to Service-Learning."

Badili Mtizamo is Kiswahili for 'change the way you see things.'  Presented in partnership with Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief Tanzania, we are looking for four motivated students to take part in a unique intercultural learning experience in Bunda, Tanzania.  The program theme is "Gender Equality Now!" - promoting gender equality, leadership, and health to secondary school boys and girls.  This five-week program will take you off the beaten path!  It will challenge you, inspire you and enrich you.  It will give you a new perspective on the world and your place in it. 

Tanzania SLE is recommended for students interested in international development, gender studies, and health education. Find out more information here: Badili Mtizamo 2015 Program Booklet. You can also read blog entries from past participants!

Participants are eligible for recognition on their Co-Curricular Record (CCR).

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Gerardo Villagran

Updated December 10, 2016


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“I did not come to Tanzania to talk to people who believe all of the same things I do, I came here to open my mind to new ideas and to help others open their minds too!”
-Breann, 2012 participant

Recent Program Alumni:

  • Linda Lam, Genetics (2015)
  • Melanie Matte, Human Ecology (2015)
  • Diana Frailick, Human Nutrition (2015)
  • Jesslyn Best, Social Work (2015)
  • Virginia Robinson, Education (2014)
  • Delaney Page, Nursing (2014)
  • Zachary Johnson, Arts (2014)
  • Nikki Hwrylyshen, Human Ecology (2014)
  • Jennifer, Social Work (2013)
  • Lydia, Education (2013)
  • Nadine, Medicine (2013)
  • Breann, Women and Gender Studies (2012)
  • Carly, U1 (2012)
  • Rachelle, Medicine (2012)
  • Tito, Medicine (2012)
  • Jacklynn, Psychology (2011)
  • Katherine, Global Political Economy (2011)
  • Mallory, Textile Science (2011)
  • Scott, Global Political Economy (2011)



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