"I'm sure when I ponder my life experiences, during the twilight of my years, I will regard my six weeks in Thailand as six of the most sensational weeks of my life... I traveled to Thailand hoping for an enriching experience. What I found exceeded my wildest expectations."
Chris Cox, International Health Program, Thailand
Integrated Service-Learning Programs in Tanzania
Currently the Tanzania program is on hold for at least the remainder of this year and possibly longer. If an afro-centric country is of interest, GSC is excited to have under development a new service-learning program in Cuba, and the timing couldn't be better due to recent advances in the relationship between the United States and Cuba. We will have more information about this new Cuba program later this summer with service-learning opportunities likely starting this coming winter. Click cuba@globalservicecorps.org to notify us if you would like us to keep you updated on all the new developments. 

Global Service Corps’ (GSC) Integrated Service-Learning Programs provide volunteer participants with a unique service-learning experience by offering a combination of international development projects. The Integrated programs are designed for individuals with multiple programmatic interests and  allow volunteers in Tanzania to participate in a combination of GSC projects for a cross-sectoral experience. Volunteer participants can combine the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Nutrition Education Program (which includes nutrition training) with the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security Program in the following ways:

By choosing to participate in Core Integrated Program, you will experience the full benefits and highlights of the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Nutrition Education Program and the Sustainable Agriculture Program, including a true cultural immersion experience (please click here for information regarding accommodations).  All volunteer participants begin their stay with a cultural orientation and technical training, which includes community training time in each module. After completing orientation, participants will find themselves prepared with the knowledge and tools needed to help conduct workshops in the community in conjunction with GSC’s team of experts.

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Since 2001, Global Service Corps has worked to empower Tanzanians by improving their livelihoods through health awareness and sustainable agriculture. The contributions GSC has made to the welfare and betterment of vulnerable Tanzanian communities has received recognition and funding by international NGOs including United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Currently, Global Service Corps receives funding and support from Fintrac and USAID to expand its work to rural and urban communities in the northern region of Tanzania. As an Integrated Program volunteer, you will have the opportunity to work alongside GSC’s team of experts leading training workshops in rural and urban communities that address issues of HIV/AIDs, nutrition, food security and sustainable agriculture.

All participants will not only gain insight into international development issues but also discover tangible solutions that alleviate malnutrition, hunger and HIV/AIDS transmission and misunderstanding.  The integrated program is designed to emphasize the link between health, hunger and the environment, to help volunteers enhance their understanding of international development and foster resiliency within Tanzanian communities.  Women's groups, children and teens, people affected by HIV/AIDS, Maasai and other indigenous cultures are amongst those populations served by GSC’s programs. HIV/AIDS prevention, nutrition education and sustainable agriculture are just part of GSC’s community trainings to improve the health of Tanzania’s most vulnerable populations through increased food security and improved nutrition.

Depending on the in-country scheduling logistics and the needs of the community, your program may entail some of the components of the overall Integrated Program. Integrated Service-Learning Program volunteers beginning their program in early June will fulfill the HIV/AIDS portion of their program by participating in the annual GSC HIV/AIDS Prevention, Health, and Life Skills Day Camp provided to students and teachers at Arusha secondary schools.
Program modules can be extended beyond the minimum time required if the volunteer would like to focus more time on a specific interest area.
Note: The length of Integrated Service-learning Program individual projects may vary depending on program start dates. Contact GSC for more information about nine-week and long-term integrated internship options and start dates.