|Participating cities (LC's)||Tunis||Monastir||Sousse||Sfax|
|Currency (how much is a Bigmac?)||1 Tunisian dinar = 0.62 US$ = 0.5 €|
|Number of Doctors and beds per 1000 people|
|Member of IFMSA since...||1999|
|Number of incoming students per year||140|
|Who are our NEO's||Mohamed Slim MECHANI|
|Our official website / Forum / Facebook group||www.associamed.org|
Aslema! welcome to the sunny Tunsia!!
North Africa’s smallest country packs in enough diversity for a continent. Vestiges of former rulers dot the landscape: the remains of the mighty city-state of Carthage; Roman ruins that demonstrate this was Rome’s richest imperial province; medieval medinas (walled cities) built at the beginning of the Arabic era; and elegant 19th century French colonial boulevards. The country’s cuisine is also a delicious hotchpotch - French, North African, Middle Eastern and Turkish.
Beautiful beaches punctuate its 1,400km (875 miles) of Mediterranean coast. In the south lie the undulating Sahara, salt lakes and otherworldly Berber architecture, used as locations for Star Wars and the English Patient. In the north, mountains are cloaked in cork forest, while the Cap Bon peninsular and central Tunisia are rich in fruit trees, olive groves and vineyards.
This is Arabia at its most relaxed. Women’s rights are better served than anywhere else in the Arabic world. Alcohol is freely available.
Lodging is in a student hostel. Boarding ( Breakfast+ Lunch ) in a restaurant in the same hostel. Both are provided for free on bilateral agreements.
We provide one of the best social programs of IFMSA exchanges, during July and August. We organize trips for each weekend, and at least 2programs during the week ( visiting historical monuments, museums, parties, games etc.. ).
Tunisia has a climate typical of the Mediterranean regions. So, summers are hot and relatively dry and winters are pleasant and wet. However, in the interiors of the desert, temperature variations are stark. Moreover, the temperature is higher too. The summer months last from the month of May to the month of September. Winter sets in from mid-September and lasts until March. It is in these months that precipitation is at its highest.
The Tunisian "joie de vivre" is reflected in our festivals. Even the smallest village sets aside a time for celebration whether it be for the summer harvest, fishing season, a local saint, or the arrival of Spring. Visitors are always welcome and urged to participate whether it be in dancing, sharing a cup of tea or just a friendly smile. A balmy summer evening under a magnificent starry sky is often the setting for these occasions.