"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
Tanzania Volunteer Vacation

Thank you for taking the first steps towards enrollment in a GSC Tanzania Volunteer Vacation. Your MyGSC Page is your portal to access and complete additional forms, download documents for submission, view and download program information, and check your balance due.

Applicant Name: #Name#
Program Selection: #ProgramSelection#
Program Start Date: #StartDate#
$200 Deposit Received: #DepositReceived#
Program Contribution Due: #ContributionDue#
Contribution Due Date: #50Days#

GSC strongly encourages you to express mail your items so that they are received on time. While obtaining a tracking number is useful and recommended, please do not require signature confirmation as this may result in delayed receipt of the items due to failed delivery attempts.

*Please note that you will not be granted final acceptance into the program until you submit all of the required items in a timely manner. Failure to do so may result in the cancellation of your program.

The following three items must be submitted online or received in GSC office by: #50Days#

 1.  Submit your full Program Contribution by mail to the GSC office payable by check only to "Global  Service Corps". See above for exact amount.

*Please note that GSC accepts program fee payment by personal check, cashier’s check, or money order only.  All payments and funds submitted to Global Service Corps must be in US dollars. If GSC receives checks in another currency, they will be returned to the participant, who will be required to re-submit the payment in US dollars. 

2.  Download the Participant Policies Form and mail it back to the GSC office.

3. Download, complete and mail the Resident Permit Application to the GSC office. Please see the Tanzania Entry Requirements page to find instructions about filling out the resident permit application.

4.  Download Participant Background Information Form, complete and upload back to MyGSC page*

*If you are under the age of 18 at the time of application in addition to uploading the Participant Background Information you must also print this form, complete the form with your Guardian's signature and mail it to GSC.


The following three items must be received in the GSC office by: #25Days#

1.  Download the Travel Insurance Requirement Form and mail it back to GSC

2.  Register your trip with the Tanzania Embassy. Follow these instructions and after you have successfully registered, forward (email) to GSC the username and password you create.

3. Copy your full Flight Itinerary into the form below. Note: All Tanzania Programs begin on a Monday and end on a Sunday. Participants must arrive in country no later than the Sunday before their Monday start-date.

*If you are flying into an airport other than Kilimanjaro, in addition to your full flight itinerary, please also upload the details of how and when you plan to arrive in Arusha. Our staff in Tanzania requires this information in order to adequately prepare for your program and to make the necessary arrangements for you at the hostel.

1. Upload the new itinerary onto your MyGSC Page, replacing the current itinerary.
2. Contact GSC Headquarters at Tanzania@globalservicecorps.org indicating you have uploaded a new flight itinerary to your MyGSC Page.
3. GSC Headquarters staff will verify receipt of your itinerary change by email within two business days. Do NOT assume your newest itinerary has been confirmed until you receive notice from our office.


For Further Information

After GSC has received your full payment and the forms due by the 50-day deadline we will send you a Tanzania Participant Handbook in the mail. This packet is full of all the information you will need to prepare yourself for your program in Tanzania. Additionally you can follow the links below to access more information about Tanzania, your program, what to pack, and much much, more.

Entry Requirements
*  Arrival and Departure Information & Discount Airfare
Fundraising Toolkit
What to Pack
Cultural Hints and Tips
*  How to Be Contacted in Tanzania 
Health Precautions 
Tanzania Money Matters
Homestays - What to Expect
Alternative Accommodations
Teaching English in Tanzania Manual

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Questions or comments? Email the Volunteer Vacations Coordinator at

GSC US Headquarters Mailing Address:

Global Service Corps
1306 NW Hoyt Street, Suite 310
Portland, OR 97209