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Public Health Studies Intersession
Uganda Study Abroad Program

Meet the 2014 Participants!

Back row, left to right:  Anna Kalbarczyk, Yong Kai Saw, Emily Combs, Mieka Smart, Evan Mitchell, Michael Longo, Matt Connery

Middle row, left to right:  Saachi Nangia, Sophie Matons, Lauren Snyder, Cara Scharf, Michelle Greenman, Tanner Souza

Seated, left to right:  Mariel Metalios, Juliana Cotto (on the computer), Maryalice McKenna

See the flyer for the 2014 program 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 25, 2014. Students will earn three academic credits. Students can use this course for their Applied Experience requirement.

For more information please contact Ms. Mieka Smart at msmart@jhu.edu.

Download this year's course itinerary and syllabus.


Program Highlights

  • 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
  • Safari

Public Health Studies Cape Town Study Abroad Program

2013 Participants: Read their trip blog

Public Health Studies Cape Town Study Abroad Program 2014

We are excited to offer JHU students an excellent comprehensive study abroad program in Cape Town, South Africa. The dates for the program are June 2 - July 20, 2014. Two information sessions will be held:  Tuesday, February 4 from 1:30 - 2:30 pm in Mattin 162 and Tuesday, February 18 from 5:00 - 6:00 pm in Levering, Conference Room A.  Students will take two public health courses at the University of Cape Town (UCT) for six JHU academic credits.  Students can use this program for their Applied Experience requirement. Application Deadline Extended to March 12, 2014.  To be considered for this program, students must complete the Summer Public Health in Cape Town application in addition to the General Study Abroad application.  For more information please contact Ms. Lisa Folda at lfolda@jhu.edu or Dr. Goodyear at goodyear@jhu.edu.

See the flyer for the 2014 program here.


Program Highlights

  • 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 Ms. Lisa Folda 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.

 

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