2012 Participants: Read their trip blog
Information sessions have begun for the 2013 trip! The first opportunity is during the Annual Study Abroad Fair on Thursday, February 7th in the Glass Pavilion of Levering Hall from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. The second session is February 12th at 1:30 pm in the Sherwood Room. See flyer.
Public Health Studies Cape Town Study Abroad Program 2013
We are excited to offer JHU students an excellent comprehensive study abroad program in Cape Town, South Africa. The tentative dates for the program are June 3 - July 22, 2013. Students will take two public health courses at University of Cape Town (UCT) for six JHU academic credits. For more information please contact Ms. Lisa Folda at email@example.com or Dr. Goodyear at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read a general overview of last year's program here.
Applications are due March 1, 2013. If you are interested in applying, please complete the application. Please complete the application and return it with an unofficial transcript and a deposit of $300.00 (payable to Johns Hopkins University) to: Office of Study Abroad, Levering Hall 04B. The $300 deposit will be returned if you are not accepted into the program. If you are accepted but turn down the acceptance within 1 week of notification the deposit will be returned as well.
- One of the courses will be a discussion of Public Health in South Africa, including material on the political climate, health care services, and the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. This course will be taught by a faculty member of the University of Cape Town School of Public Health and Family Medicine.
- The second course will be a community-based learning course which includes reflection sessions and a 3-day a week internship with a local NGO. This component will be co-facilitated by an experienced community liaison and Dr. Jim Goodyear of the PHS program office. All transportation to and from these sites will be arranged for the students.
- In addition to class time, each course will include local speakers and field trips that build on the content of the course, such as a township tour, a trip to Parliament, and local museums as relevant.
- Prior to departure, students will participate in several meetings at Homewood that cover safety, culture and other preparations relevant to the experience.
- Students will stay in a residence hall on the UCT campus in Rondebosch, and will be provided with the majority of their meals.
- Students who participate from the PHS Major will receive credit for their Applied Experience requirement.
2013 JHU Participants: Read their trip blog Uganda 2013
The Christian (’87) and Holly Hansen scholarship helps provide study abroad funds for academically qualified students with demonstrated financial need. All students who have applied to a Hopkins Intersession program for January 2013 are eligible. Awards will range between $1,000 and $2,500. Applications are reviewed and evaluated on the basis of students written essays, academic merit and financial need. Applicants should submit program and scholarship applications, including unofficial transcripts, a letter of reference, and program deposits to the Office of Study Abroad by October 1st.
See the flyer for the 2013 program here. Applications to apply can be downloaded here.
We are excited to offer JHU students an excellent comprehensive study abroad program in Kampala, Uganda. The tentative dates for the program are January 2 - January 26, 2013. Students will earn three academic credits. For more information please contact Ms. Mieka Smart at email@example.com.
Download this year's course itinerary and syllabus.
- Extensive peer-to-peer engagement between Ugandan and American undergraduate students
- Regular group reflections connecting Education and Health
- Special guest lectures on Child Health and Education at Makerere University
- Site visits to maternity wards and pediatric wards of public/private hospitals/clinics in urban and rural areas
- Site visits to urban and rural government schools and private schools
- Engagement with practitioners and researchers involved in urban and rural safe delivery programs and newborn health programs
- Student-driven exploratory visits to youth initiatives (orphanage, child feeding programs, pre-schools, school-based health education initiatives, etc.)
- Urban service-learning project in Kampala at Remand Home for Adjudicated Youth
- 5-night rural village homestay
- 5-day rural education and health service-learning project
- Students who participate from the class of 2013 and later will receive credit for their Applied Experience requirement.
- Safari and outdoor adventure
- Review last year's course syllabus here.
- Read the experiences of students from last January's trip in the Uganda 2012 blog.
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