This program, aimed at students and professionals in health-related fields, offers resources for building French language skills for public health, with an emphasis on topics such as epidemiology, biostatistics, global health, and mental health, among others.
This program will be delivered through a three-credit online course and an optional three-credit immersion course in Antananarivo, Madagascar. The program will employ experiential learning opportunities and include lessons in grammar and vocabulary related to the program theme. Discussion sessions will provide opportunities to practice and develop French language skills for use in medical contexts and other practical healthcare scenarios.
Antananarivo, the economic capital of Madagascar, has the most advanced network of professionals in medical and public health services on the island. While in Tana, you will have opportunities to practice your French through interactions with medical and public health professionals.
- Enhance capacity in oral comprehension on themes related to public health.
- Discover how Malagasy culture and healthcare issues are intertwined, and learn how to apply this to sustainable and effective public health policy solutions.
- Practice French for public health by working alongside health workers and collecting data with study subjects in Madagascar. (J-Term)
- Experience daily life with homestay families in Antananarivo and Andasibe. (J-Term)