Global Perspectives on Public Health

By mrandal5@johnshopkins.edu

photo of students in Cape Town

The summer of 2017 marked the sixth year of a study-abroad program in Cape Town, South Africa, sponsored by the Krieger School’s Public Health Studies Program. In addition to classroom study at the University of Cape Town, students work closely with nonprofit organizations in South Africa to address issues of health care delivery, research, and health promotion in an under-resourced environment. During the trip several students (pictured) took advantage of South Africa’s stunning views by climbing Lion’s Head Mountain. (Back row, from left: Payton Wall, Toby Harris, Isaac Chen; center row: Tiffany Le; front row, from left: Arjun Mathur, Jasmine Okafor, Max Morris)

By the Numbers:

  • # of students who traveled to South Africa in 2017 – 11
  • # of years this study abroad opportunity has been offered – 6
  • # of hours each student works with local nonprofit – 100
  • # of community partnerships of the program has established in South Africa – 5