The accommodation was booked by our contact person from the school in Mwanza before we arrived. We had low expectations of the accommodation, but it turned out to be beyond our expectations. We had individual rooms and there was both hot water and Wi-Fi connected to the accommodation. Although there were many days without internet, several power outages and occasions without any water in the faucets. Our neighbours were both medical students and nursing students from other nations, so it was a perfect way to get to know new people!
The courses we took were Surgical & Medical Nursing and HIV/AIDS. The quality of these courses was equivalent to the courses we had in Jönköping. There was a teacher who lectured along a PowerPoint and the content was similar to what we learn about in Jönköping. Within these courses we also had clinical rotation, where we visited different wards, but also HIV receptions and an HIV centre for children. The practical training was not planned in the same way as home, in the sense that we were expected to take more initiative during our clinical rotation at the wards.
If you compare the theory of lessons and the practical work there were many things that differed, especially the hygiene routines. We had to bring our own gloves, hand sanitizer and aprons that we used during our internship at the wards.