The Public Health Studies program is happy to continue to offer the unique opportunity to travel to Uganda during intersession this coming academic year. An excellent way to fulfill the Applied Experience requirement, this program gives JHU students a chance to learn more about the health and education programs serving Ugandan children. JHU students are paired with students from Uganda’s Makerere University for a unique peer-to-peer learning experience. Students learn about the strengths and challenges of urban and rural child health and education initiatives in Uganda. After an orientation in Kampala, students spend a week in a homestay near the Rakai Health Sciences Program, where they focus on health and education in rural Uganda; then they spend time in an urban setting in Kampala, the country’s capital, for hospital and school tours, guest lectures, and student-driven site visits. The course also incorporates a safari experience.
More information on the application process for the Uganda study-abroad program will be coming in the fall. If interested in the program, contact Eric Rice.