Global Health

Botswana:

Gabarone - University Immersion in Southern Africa (ACM) (Spring)

Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM): Botswana- University Immersion in Southern Africa is an interdisciplinary program in the humanities and social sciences focusing on one of Africa's most dynamic developing economies.

  • Location: Gabarone, Botswana
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Courses: Core course, Setswana language, two electives at the University of Botswana with local students, and independent study.
  • Academic themes: Anthropology, Economics, Global Development Studies, Global Health, History, Political Science, Sociology 
  • Field trips: Okavango Delta  
  • Housing: University dormitories
  • Prerequisites: None. All majors. Coursework on Africa or development recommended. 
  •  Calendar: Spring semester only.

Why study in Botswana?

  • study a dynamic developing economy in Africa
  • independent study projects on topics of interest, such as HIV/AIDS, urban migration, government planning and social policies
  • university courses with local students

You may also want to consider:

Advisor(s):
Professor Grey, (Political Science) Carnegie 309
Eligibility: Open to all majors
Related Fields of Study:
Anthropology
Economics
Global Development Studies
Global Health
History
Political Science
Sociology
Website: Program Website

After visiting the program website, please feel free to contact the program for more information: Associated Colleges of the Midwest | 312-263-5000 | Fax: 312-263-5879 | acm[at]acm[dot]edu

Costa Rica:

Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) - Global Health Program

Why study Global Health in Costa Rica?

  • Rigorous coursework focusing on both the scientific and social dimensions of global health 
  • Independent research projects at OTS Field Stations in La Selva and Las Cruces 
  • Visits to clinics and health care centers in urban and rural areas

OTS in Costa Rica Program in Global Health, offered in cooperation with Duke University provides rigorous, in-depth study and research into global health topics in Central America.

  • Location:  OTS Las Cruces and La Selva Field Stations, Costa Rica
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Academics: Courses include: Tropical Medicine and Public Health, Research Practicum, Ethnobiology, Culture and Language in Costa Rica   
  • Field trips:  San Jose, Nicaragua (fall), Panama (spring) 
  • Housing: dormitories
  • Prerequisites: GPA above 3.0. Minimum of one year of biology and one year of Spanish.
  • Calendar: Fall or spring

You may also wish to consider:

Advisor(s):
Professor Seawell, (Psychology) Science 1607 - (Available for consultation Spring 2013)
Eligibility: Open to all majors
Related Fields of Study
Biology
Global Development Studies
Global Health
Website: Program Website

After visiting the program website, please feel free to contact the program for more information: Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) | Duke University | 919-684-5774 | Fax: 919-684-5661 | Steve Hutcheson: steve.hutcheson[at]duke[dot]edu

Denmark:

Copenhagen - Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS)

Why study in Denmark?

  • Offers well planned subject tracks in virtually all subject areas
  • Core course includes extensive travel in Denmark and other European destinations 
  • Courses taught by a wide range of experts, including former government officials, working professionals, and university faculty
  • Optional study tours to a wide range of locations throughout Europe and Russia

Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) in Denmark is a large program offering an extensive selection of subject tracks in a broad range of subject areas, integrating extensive course-embedded travel.

  • Location:  Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Academics: Curriculum is subdivided into distinct programs, each with a specific academic focus.  Students choose one program and enroll in its associated core course, Danish, and three electives.   
  • Field trips:  Each core course has two associated study tours, usually to different parts of Denmark and Europe. Optional study tours are organized to a wide variety of locations during semester breaks. 
  • Housing: homestays, dormitories, apartments 
  • Prerequisites: None. European History and/or Politics are recommended 
  • Calendar: Fall or Spring.

Advisor(s):
Professor Seawell, (Psychology) Science 1607 - (Available for consultation Spring 2013)
Professor Levandoski, (Chemistry) Science 2009
Professor Henry, (GWSS) Mears 301
Professor Marzluff, (Chemistry) Science 2208
Richard Bright, (OCS Director) Macy 108
Jonathan Larson (OCS Assistant Director) Macy 107
Eligibility: Open to all majors
Related Fields of Study
Biomedicine
Child Development
Economics
European Studies
Genocide Studies
History
Human Rights
Medical Practice and Policy
Migration Studies
Political Science
Psychology
Public Health
Website: Program Website

After visiting the program website, please feel free to contact the program for more information: DIS North American Office | 800-247-3477 or 612-626-7679 | Fax: 612-625-2299 | dis[at]umn[dot]edu

India:

Pune – ACM India Studies

Why study in Pune, India?

  • university town in area of rapid economic growth
  • independent field research
  • broad liberal arts curriculum

Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM):  Culture, Traditions, & Globalization India Studies provides an excellent opportunity to study the interaction of tradition and modernity that characterizes India today. 

  • Location: Pune, India
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Academics:  Marathi language, Contemporary India, and Independent Study plus elective from Modern Indian Literature, Public Health in India, Indian Cinema & Society  
  • Field trips: Ajanta and Ellora caves, Karla, Mahableshwar, Sihagad Fort, Sanskriti  
  • Housing: hotel and homestay
  • Prerequisites:  None.  Coursework on India or development recommended.
  • Calendar: Fall semester only 

You may also wish to consider:

Advisor(s):
Professor Dobe, (Religious Studies) Steiner 310
Richard Bright, (OCS Director) Macy 108
Jonathan Larson, (OCS Assistant Director) Macy 107
Eligibility: Open to all majors
Related Fields of Study
Anthropology
Global Development Studies
Global Health
Literature
Sociology
Website: Program Website

After visiting the program website, please feel free to contact the program for more information: Associated Colleges of the Midwest | 312-263-5000 | Fax: 312-263-5879 | acm[at]acm[dot]edu