Urban — Global Public Health

Study Abroad Opportunities: Summer 2019

The Rutgers School of Public Health (SPH) is offering two study abroad opportunities for students:

  • An opportunity to learn more about migration and health in Athens and Chios, Greece
  • An opportunity to apply the foundational concepts of public health in a global environment: Dodoma, Tanzania

In each course students will be enrolled alongside students from our global partner institutions in a two-week course that is a hybrid classroom learning and hands-on, field-based educational experiences

Estimated Costs


Course Fee Includes:
  • Accommodations
  • Local transportation
  • All cultural and immersion activities

Greece

Tuition: $2,529 (NJ Resident)

Flight: $600 - $1,000

Visa fees: $0 US Citizens, varied for other nationals

Tanzania

Tuition: $2,529 (NJ Resident)

Flight: $800 - $1,000

Visa fees: $150 US Citizens, varied for other nationals


Financial Aid opportunities: There will be opportunities for financial assistant sponsored by Rutgers SPH. Students will have the opportunity to apply for these opportunities in spring 2019 and will be selected based on a combination of need and merit. Additional scholarship opportunities, through Rutgers Global, can be found here.

Course Descriptions

Summer Session I: Migration in the European Context: Challenges for Public Health (Athens and Chios, Greece)
Dates: Monday, May 27th through Friday, June 7th (does not include travel to and from Greece)
Course Fee: $2,400 (scholarship opportunities are available through Rutgers Global; SPH will also offer opportunities for financial assistance)

In partnership with National School of Public Health, this course will provide a broad spectrum of theoretical knowledge on issues related to migrants’ health and the related policies in a European context – having as a background “scene” the 2015 migration crisis in Greece. In addition, students will be provided the opportunity to be on the field and interact with those who provide health care to newly arrived migrants/refugees in the island of Chios, one of the entry points in Greece.

Syllabus

Summer Session II: Public Health and Practices in a Global Setting – The example of Tanzania (Dodoma, Tanzania)
Dates: Monday, July 15th through Friday, July 26th (does not include travel to and from Tanzania and 3-day safari).
Course Fee: $1,900 (scholarship opportunities are available through Rutgers Global; SPH will also offer opportunities for financial assistance)

In partnership with the University of Dodoma College of Health Sciences, this course will give students an immersive experience in which they can apply the principles and practices of Public Health in a global setting. Faculty from Rutgers School of Public Health and the University of Dodoma will guide students from both institutions through classroom and field-based activities that will enhance their understanding of critical public health issues in Tanzania/Sub-Saharan Africa and how to identify ways to address them.

Syllabus

Additional Study Abroad Opportunity

Global Occupational and Environmental Determinants of Disease: A multidisciplinary approach for prevention*
Location: Brescia, Italy

The overall topic of this course is focused on the global occupational and environmental determinants of disease and a multidisciplinary-multicultural approach for prevention. Various educational aspects of Occupational and Environmental are considered and new advances in communication and training are discussed. New emerging work-related diseases are also explained with a focus on methodological aspects to detect unrecognized health hazards.

A highlight of this course are the worksite visits, including a field trip to the Murano Island, Venice, to see the glass-blowers at work. Hands-on activities, discussions with company managements, workers and safety experts, direct evaluation of personal protective equipment are key components of this training experience.

*This course is not offered by the Rutgers School of Public Health but will be led by one of its faculty, Dr Mitch Rosen. To learn more about the course and register, please visit this website.


Ohemaa Boahemaa
Graduate Practicum Director, Newark
Administrative Manager, Urban-Global Public Health
973-972-3561