The College of Public Health offers students unique study abroad opportunities developed to provide life-changing international experiences in public health.  These programs are geared towards public health students and offers both course credit while providing a broadened prospective on global health. Programs are led by College of Public Health faculty during Maymester and/or summer semesters.

Programs

  • Maymester in Croatia

    Program Dates:  May 8 – June 1, 2018

    Application Deadline: January 15, 2018 (Rolling Admission)

    Experience the beautiful country of Croatia. Join the College of Public Health for an experiential study abroad that allows students to learn about environmental and public health issues in Croatia while visiting hospitals, clinics and other public health institutions.  The three-and-half week program also enables students to enjoy and experience the entire country of Croatia, from the eastern port of Slavonski Brod to the western seafront city of Pula, and all the way south to the ancient walled city of Dubrovnik, with the final third of the program spent on the beautiful Croatian coast.  Each day is filled with culture, information and new experiences.

    Courses Offered

    • HPRB 4180:  Health Issues in Croatia
    • HPRB 7160:  Croatia – Health Issues in a Transitional Country
    • EHSC 4900:  Global and Environmental Public Health Issues
    • EHSC 7900:  Integrative Global Environmental and Public Health

    Academic Program

    Each student must register for 2 courses (6 credit hours).  Each course requires daily journaling; sometimes journal entries are guided by faculty questions and other times the student discovers content throughout the daily schedule.  A research paper is due in the middle of July and the journal is submitted at the same time.  Attendance and participation is required daily.  Occasionally there are short written assignments.

    Courses are taught by UGA faculty and use active engagement approaches that will take students into different regions and allow them to interact with scholars from Croatian universities and research institutes, local government officials, leaders of non-governmental organizations, and citizens from different walks of life.

    The intent of these activities is to have students be present during daily activities.  Information is gathered during each day’s events and experiences and then is supplemented by research once the student returns home.

    Program Cost

    Program Fee:  $2,900 (approximate)

    This fee is one of the lowest on campus for a Maymester program.  The reason that the program can offer so much content for such a low fee, is that this program has been endowed by Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence V. Phillips with a generous gift which supports the program financially and keeps student costs low.

    This fee includes:

    • $500 program deposit (due after acceptance to program) – applied towards total program cost
    • All in-country accommodations
    • At least 2 meals per day
    • All entry into museums and local attractions
    • Travel insurance (UGA requirement)
    • Transportation in-country

    NOTE:  This fee does not include tuition, airfare, one meal per day and spending money. Students who are not residents of Georgia or do not attend a University System of Georgia University or College pay an additional $250.00. See the UGA Bursar’s Office for tuition rates.

    A deposit of $500 is due by January 15.  The remaining program fee of $2,400 is due by March 30.  These are deadlines of course, so fees can be paid earlier.

    This fee is one of the lowest on campus for a Maymester program.  The reason that the program can offer so much content for such a low fee, is that this program has been endowed by Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence V. Phillips with a generous gift which supports the program financially and keeps student costs low.

    Faculty Instructors

    • Dr. Carol Cotton, Health Promotion and Behavior, College of Public Health. Dr. Cotton has been a faculty member of the Croatia Maymester program since it’s beginning in 2006.  For 12 consecutive years, she has taught public health in Croatia, and this is her third year as Program Director.  Dr. Cotton’s family is from Croatia and she enjoys spending time with relatives after the program is over.
    • Dr. Marsha Black, Environmental Health Science, College of Public Health. Dr. Black has been with the Croatia program for two years, after also having taught study abroad in Vietnam and Costa Rica. Her specialty area is aquatic toxicology.

    How to Apply

    The application and additional program details, such as the program itinerary, housing information, and immunization requirements, can be found at the UGA Go Abroad Portal maintained by the UGA Office of International Education (OIE).  Program orientation dates can be found on the OIE Events Calendar.

  • Study Abroad in Japan

    Program Dates:  TBD

    Application Deadline: TBD

    Join the UGA College of Public Health and its Health Promotion and Behavior Department for a Summer Session in Kumamoto, Japan and gain an international perspective on public health issues that affect us all, such as aging, environmental problems, community health, and chronic and infectious disease.

    • Study Abroad in Japan: Flyer

    Academic Program

    Each student must register for 2 courses (6 credit hours). All classes will be conducted in English. Participants will travel and participate in classroom lectures and service learning opportunities with graduate students from Kumamoto University. While studying community health issues and program planning in rural Amakusa, Japan, students will be able to experience Japanese life first-hand during a two-day home stay with a local family.

    Please note, the program is physically challenging and may not be suitable for all students.

    Courses Offered

    Undergraduate Track

    • HPRB 3050S: Service Learning in Health Promotion
    • HPRB 4180: Health Promotion Abroad –  Aging

    Graduate Track

    • HPRB 7500: Community Health Promotion
    • HPRB 8050: Advanced Service Learning in Health Promotion – Aging

    Program Cost

    Program Fee: $3,000 (approximately)

    The fee includes:

    • Program deposit (due after acceptance to program) – applied towards total program cost
    • Travel insurance (UGA requirement)
    • Charter bus and/or train transportation on planned field trips
    • Hotel accommodations
    • Some dinners while traveling with the program group

    NOTE: This fee does not included tuition, airfare, all meals and spending money. Students who are not residents of Georgia or do not attend a University System of Georgia University or College pay an additional $250.00. See the UGA Bursar’s Office for tuition rates.

    Faculty Instructors

    How to Apply

    The application and additional program details, such as the program itinerary and housing information, can be found at the UGA Go Abroad Portal maintained by the UGA Office of International Education (OIE).  Program orientation dates can be found on the OIE Events Calendar.

  • Study Abroad in Costa Rica

    Comparative Environmental Health Program

    Program Dates:  Summer Session I. Program not offered in 2017.

    Application Deadline:  TBD

    The Comparative Environmental Health Program, offered by the College of Public Health Environmental Health Sciences Department, offers students the opportunity to compare sustainable farming, as well as food production and processing, in the United States and Latin America.

    Academic Program

    This experience contains an incredible offering of educational activities and excursions, taking place for two weeks in Athens, Georgia and two weeks on UGA’s campus in Costa Rica.

    Athens, Georgia (2 weeks):

    • Visiting large scale, small scale, conventional, and sustainable farms in the surrounding counties.
    • Dining on local, sustainable foods.
    • Following packaged food through USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) process at Athens USDA facility.
    • Tour commercial food processing plants.
    • Spend a morning at the Athens Farmer’s market.

    Costa Rica (2 weeks):

    Courses Offered

    EHSC3700 – Special Problems in Environmental Health Science
    EHSC4500 – Global Food Security

    Program Cost

    Program Fee: $TBD (approximate)

    The fee includes:

    • All lodging in-country
    • Three meals a day
    • Travel insurance (UGA requirement)
    • All sponsored in-country transportation and entry fees

    NOTE: This fee does not include tuition, airfare, and spending money. Out-of-state students pay in-state tuition. Additionally, the HOPE and Zell Miller scholarships applies to those who are eligible. See the UGA Bursar’s Office for tuition rates.

    Faculty Instructors

    How to Apply

    The application and additional program details, such as the program itinerary and housing information, can be found at the UGA Go Abroad Portal maintained by the UGA Office of International Education (OIE), as well as the UGA Costa Rica website. Program orientation dates can be found on the OIE Events Calendar.

    • Apply for the Comparative Environmental Health Program Today – NOT OFFERED IN 2017

    One Health Program in Costa Rica

    Program Dates:  Summer Session I. Program not offered in 2017.

    Application Deadline:  TBD

    One Health is a multidisciplinary, collaborative approach to disease prevention and control which recognizes the interconnectedness of human, animal and ecosystems. The One Health Program in Costa Rica is for undergraduate, graduate and professional students from science-based disciplines who are interested in exploring the connections between human and animal medicine, public health and environmental sustainability.

    Academic Program

    Course credits from this study abroad program satisfy requirements for a minor in global health, as well as undergraduate and graduate certificates in global health, all of which are offered by the College of Public Health’s Global Health Institute.

    Veterinary students pursuing the Certificate in International Veterinary Medicine, offered by the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, can arrange to pursue a special project in Costa Rica for an additional week, allowing them to meet the certificate’s requirement of a three-week externship in a foreign country.

    Courses Offered

    TBD

    Program Cost

    Program Fee: $TBD (approximate)

    The fee includes:

    • All lodging in-country
    • Three meals a day
    • Travel insurance
    • All sponsored in-country transportation and entry fees

    NOTE: This fee does not include tuition, airfare, and spending money. Out-of-state students pay in-state tuition. Additionally, the HOPE and Zell Miller scholarships applies to those who are eligible. See the UGA Bursar’s Office for tuition rates.

    Faculty Instructors

    • Dr. Marsha Black, Environmental Health Science, College of Public Health
    • Dr. Mary Hondalus, Infectious Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine Health

    How to Apply

    The application and additional program details, such as the program itinerary and housing information, can be found at the UGA Go Abroad Portal maintained by the UGA Office of International Education (OIE), as well as the UGA Costa Rica website. Program orientation dates can be found on the OIE Events Calendar.

    • Apply for the One Health Program in Costa Rica Today – NOT OFFERED IN 2017
  • Additional Resources

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