Location: Tanzania, Africa
Course Name/Program number: Community and Global Health
Course Begins: May 2017 - July 2017
Travel Dates: May 27 - June 11 (longer stay is possible)
Faculty Leader/Contact: Linda A. Winkler, Patricia Sweeny, Evene Estwick
Academic Credits: 3 - 6 credits
Restrictions: Minimum GPA, pre-requisite, major: GPA 2.75. Sophomore or above. NOTE: Given the nature of this course and the wide range of possible projects, all majors are strongly encouraged to apply.
Application Deadline: February 2017 | $1,000
Program Fee: $3,250 (2 weeks, 3 credits) $4,575 (4 weeks, 6 credits) | DETAILS
Find the Funding: Scholarship and Financial Aid
The Study Abroad Program Has Two Options:
Immersion practicum on Global Health:
Students are immersed into local agencies and health care settings where they engage learning about health care, health issues, and in gathering information relative to a research topic of their choice. This is a global health option.
An International Communication Field Experience:
This is a global learning program in which students engage in projects with a local NGO. Projects and agencies served vary from year to year. In the past, students worked with the AIDS Control Office Orphan project to develop a promotional film regarding their work and orphans served, studied community pharmqcies and their outreach, worked with issues related to Women's Right's, and did projects at Nyakahanga Hospital.
Students will spend 2-4 weeks abroad in the summer, experiencing cultural immersion
in a rural area of Tanzania where they will learn about the community health and social
programs of this part of East Africa. Our local collaborators are various agencies
in rural, northwestern Tanzania.
This program is designed to enhance exposure to a broad variety of topics related to international affairs, health services, public health, issues related to the United Nations Millennium Goals and international development in Africa. Students will be expected to keep daily journal entries and will also be given reading assignments and journal topics while in Tanzania. All students will have done an initial paper on a social or health issue in Tanzania during a required pre-trip course component. While in Tanzania, students will be required to do ethnographic research on this topic in order to revise and rewrite this research paper using their in-country experience during the program.
There are no prerequisites for this trip other than successful completion of the mandatory pre-trip presentations on East Africa, which precede the study abroad program. These present an overview of African history, culture, and geography while focusing on East Africa issues. Students will develop an ethnographic research proposal while in this course in preparation for the summer study abroad experience.
The cost for the two week program is $3,250. If you wish to stay for 4 weeks in total the cost is $4,575 (6 credits). The cprice includes transportation to the airport from campus and all meals, lodging, and transportation in Tanzania.
The cost does not include airfare or personal spending (gifts, etc.) while in Tanzania. Other possible personal costs are immunizations and passport fees and a $75 study abroad fee.
- February 2017 | $1000 deposit due
- May 2017 | Full payment due
CONGRATULATIONS DR. WINKLER!
Dr. Linda A. Winkler, Director of International Outreach at Wilkes University, was recently honored for a decade of work in support of the Nyakahanga Hospital in Karagwe, Tanzania.
Dr. Winkler was presented with a special certificate of appreciation from the hospital at a Jubilee ceremony honoring the hospital and their partners. The Jubilee celebration participants included former Tanzanian President Mkapa, the Honorable Anna Tibaijuka, a Tanzanian Cabinet member and the Honorable Bishop Dr. Benson Bagonza and Dr.Andrew Cesari who oversees the hospital.