Faculty-Led UMKC Global Health and Social Issues South Africa Summer Program
Cape Town, South Africa
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UMKC Global Health and Social Issues South Africa Summer Program
UMKC Faculty-Led Summer Program
Study global health and social issues in Cape Town, South Africa!
Dates: May 25 - May 31, 2014
Sessions on February 22, April 11 & 12, and April 25 & 26, and a post-trip debriefing in July
UMKC Faculty Leaders:
Michael Wood | firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Arif Ahmed | email@example.com
Earn 3 UMKC credits in through this intensive course led by UMKC Health Administration faculty from UMKC’s Bloch School and hosted by UMKC's sister institution, University of the Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa.
This interdisciplinary course (3 credit hours) focuses broadly on global health and social issues from the perspectives of national and international policy, economic and cultural issues, and activities that can alleviate the world-wide burden of disease and disparity. Intensive pre-trip sessions include discussions on South African economic, political and social history in a 21st century context, recognizing the extraordinary dynamism of this very important country. Upon return to Kansas City, students will reflect on their experiences via formal presentation and report.
Cape Town Information
Cape Town is South Africa’s second largest city. It is famous for its spectacular geographic setting with iconic Table Mountain overlooking “the Fairest Cape in all the world”. Forbes calls it one of the most beautiful cities on the globe. Apart from its physical beauty, Cape Town boasts great cultural diversity, a vibrant jazz scene and is at the heart of a legendary wine producing region. Its significance in the overturning of apartheid cannot be overemphasized.
Students may register during online application process through the Post-Trip Questionnaire
Students can participate in an optional, non-credit post-trip excursion to a South African game preserve, to the beautiful wine country or to the breathtaking seacoast near Cape Town. While such post-trip visits are not a formal part of the program, the course leaders will be available to suggest how interested students might best take advantage of this unique opportunity.