Global Health Issues Field Course in South Africa

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This program will allow you to explore a range of health issues and medical practices in South Africa through an interdisciplinary lens. An integrated learning model which incorporates both classroom and field instruction will help you understand the fundamental principle of health as a human rights issue. You will conduct collaborative research projects and participate in a three-night homestay in a village in the remote HaMakuya area of the Limpopo Province. This course will also explore the connections between the environment and human health, also known as One Health. The course will be capped off by an extended stay at OTS’ Skukuza Research Station where you will deliver the results of your research project. Transcripts provided by the University of Connecticut.

  • Live, study and conduct research inside the famous, Kruger National Park
  • Explore the connections between Covid-19, development, and conservation
  • Investigate the health care disparities in South Africa
  • Get out of the classroom and understand how health is a human rights issue
  • Travel to various important sites throughout South Africa

COVID-19 Update

Applications for Spring 2021 are due by November 1st. We have also updated our refund policy for this semester by making all payments for tuition and fees, (including the deposit) fully refundable up until 30 days prior to the start date of the program. We also have summer field programs available, including field courses and practicums, as well as online courses. Last but not least, we have scholarship funds available for students who qualify.

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