FAQ

 

Who can apply?
Current undergraduate or graduate students from any faculty at the University of Alberta are welcome to apply.

 

Do I need any special skills or qualifications to qualify?
We seek applicants with critical thinking skills and a passion for global health.

 

How much of a time commitment is required to be a member of the International Travel Team?
SIHA 101 seminars and workshops are usually two to three hours per week. Additionally, members often spend five hours per month on group fundraisers, team bonding activities and/or housekeeping tasks.  

 

What day of the week is SIHA 101?
During orientation, we choose a time and day of the week that works for all team members and executives. Although we try to avoid this, workshops occasionally fall on weekends.

 

When does SIHA 101 begin and end?
SIHA 101 begins in mid-October and breaks in early December before final exams. SIHA 101 resumes in January and ends at the beginning of April.

 

What type of work can I expect to be doing in Tanzania?
Tasks include: meeting with community partners, online researching, participating in and facilitating strategic planning meetings and planning, implementing, and evaluating our projects.
See A Week in the Life of an International TZ Team Member.

 

What month does the International team arrive in and depart from Tanzania?
The International Team usually leaves Canada in mid-May and arrives back home early to mid August.

 

To know more, check out our 2016 team's blog!