University: Assisting in lab based research in an academic setting. (Depends on the period of the exchange)
Community: Usually dispensing prescriptions, selling over-the-counter medication, and interacting with patients and other healthcare professionals.
Hospital: Working in the internal pharmacy of the hospital as hospital pharmacist.
Biology: Doing internship in the hospital laboratory of Hematology, Toxicology… (it consists of analyzing samples and giving a feedback of the results)
Clinical pharmacy : We will try to provide as much as we can internships in clinical pharmacy.
Industry: Not available for the moment.
Length of training periods
Available months and cities
Placements will be based in Monastir and Sousse. An internship in Tunis, the capital city, be exceptional. Placements are available in August and September, however other months are sometimes available on a case-by-case basis.
Students coming in August will be placed in a private student dormitory in Monastir , which is new, clean and secure. A night in the dorm will cost around 5€ per night. If there is no possiblity of student dormitory placements, all students will be placed in private apartment or in hostel and expenses would be probably higher then the amount students are usually paying. For the students coming in September, they will be hosted by Tunisian students, for free.
Board, pocket money or other financial benefits/remuneration
Unfortunately we don’t offer any financial support. All expenses should be covered by the student. However, we provide the accommodation and activities for the lowest prices in Tunisia. A financial support is usually provided by the association depending on the budget.So some of the trips will be for free. Tunisia is a very cheap country to live in for foreigners. 1 euro is 3 tnd (Tunisian Dinar)
Our officiel language is Arabic but the majority of the population speaks French. Most of young people in Tunisia speaks english and even if somebody can’t speak english , he will try his best to help you get what you want. French,English (if you speak arabic it would be a plus but it is not a requirement).
For any type of placement, you will need to bring your own lab coat.
Information on Work Permits and Visa
Most of students do not need Visa documents for Tunisia. However, if Visa documents are needed, SEO should be informed in time to arrange everything needed. If it is necessary, we will provide the invitation letter. You can check all the information here:http://www.diplomatie.gov.tn/index.php?id=4&L=2
Choice is usually done by the SEO , the president of the association and the host. Additional documents may be required due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This page was updated on 17/01/2021.