1 City description
Tunis Governorate. The smallest and most populated of the twenty-four governorates (provinces) of Tunisia. It is situated in northern Tunisia. It covers an area of 346 square kilometers and has a population of 984,000. The capital is Tunis, which is the modern day city at which the ancient city/capital of the nation of Carthage was based.
2. faculty/Local Committee
Our LC is the oldest one in Associa-Med. Situated in the capital of Tunisia, we offer the opportunity for the foreign students to be few minutes from the most notorious Tunisian museums, ruins of Carthage, the magnificent Sidi Bou Said and its incredible architecture, the Avenue Habib Bourguiba, the avenue where a movement of thousands of people took place on the 14th of January 2011; a memorable day for all the Tunisians as it was the beginning of the Tunisian revolution’s end. Our Local committee is also near to the touristic beaches and club located in Hammamet, and only 1h30 from Bizerte and Klebia with their outstanding beaches and cliff. You’ll find also in our committee a “Medina” (old city) full of history and craft. You’ll see while having a walk inside it the traditional Tunisian life and you’ll realize that “Tunisians are more than a nation”. All what have been said and more (especially the Sahara trip) are included in our social program, one of the best in the IFMSA exchange program. The faculty of medicine of Tunis was founded on 1964-1965 with 59 students enrolled in October 1964. Teachers’ responsable of teaching were 7 in number, including three seconded by the World health organization, two French missionaries and two lecturers Tunisians. Six assistants assisted them (four of them Tunisians and two foreigners) Pr. Amor Chedli was appointed to the first dean of the faculty of medicine of Tunis.
All the hospitals, on which the incomings will be placed, are located near to the faculty, at about 200 meters from it. Their names are La Rabta, Charles Nicolles, Institut de neurologie… They are full of skilled and notorious doctors. They are receiving a huge number of patients, which represent a great opportunity for the students to enlarge their medical knowledge.
All incomings are going to be placed in a high standing student hostel. It located in a luxury place in the capital, which name is Manar I. The students’ hostel is about 7 minutes by taxi from the university (its cost is around 1 euro). During your stay you’ll have internet Access WIFI. You’ll have to bring your own towel and pillow. When you’ll be here, you’re going to be asked about 25 euro, as a deposit, which are going to be given back to you once you’ll give back the keys without any damage in your room. Here the student hostel website so you can have a look on it http://foyer-manar.cabanova.fr/. You’ll have two meals per day (breakfast and lunch).
If you’ll arrive to Tunis Carthage International Airport someone is going to be there for sure to pick you up to the student hostel. If you’ll choose to land somewhere else, we cannot guarantee that someone will pick you up. If we’ll find one, you’ll be obliged to pay him the fuel (around 15 euro). In Tunis, we advise you to take a taxi instead of taking the bus or the metro because it’s more comfortable.
6. Social Program
P.S: Please bring your International Student Card, so you can enter the museums and all the cultural sites for free. Otherwise, it’s going to cost you at least 5euro/10dt per place