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Studying at UNC Project


Most trainees live in housing provided by UNC Project. Conveniently located, the accommodations are an easy walk to Tidziwe Centre and KCH. The cost is approximately $300 per month, which includes wireless internet access, a kitchen, digital television, a cook and a 24-hour guard. UNC Project also has a vehicle which trainees can share for transport to nearby restaurants and attractions. Student office space is available in Tidziwe Centre.

Health and Safety Issues

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website has comprehensive health information for travelers to Malawi. Malawi is a malaria-endemic country, so trainees will need to take prophylaxis.

The U.S. State Department website has information about personal safety in Malawi. Although petty theft does happen, violent crime is rare.

Living in Malawi

Most people enjoy living in Lilongwe. Its relatively small size makes it amenable to spontaneous meetings with friends, even if they live on the other side of town. There are numerous sport activities available, including volleyball, the local Hash House Harriers (running group), ultimate Frisbee, soccer and a sailing club. For those who enjoy music, there are several clubs that feature live Malawian music and a cultural center where one can see traditional song and dance performances. Lilongwe’s location in the middle of the country provides easy access Malawi’s natural wonders, including Lake Malawi, Mt. Mulanje and Liwonde National Park, among many others.