Study health and public policy in Cape Town, South Africa in 2013!
Cape Town visit: May 25-June 1, 2013 (tentative), preceded and followed by on-campus sessions in February, April and July.
Dr. Arif Ahmed, associate professor of health administration, will be leading the trip to South Africa.
Contact: Dr. Ahmed.
Mr. Mike Wood, former health administration faculty member with wide international experience, will serve as co-leader.
Contact: Mr. Wood.
Saturday, February 23, 9 a.m.-noon, Bloch room 2
Friday, April 12, 4-8 p.m., Bloch room 2
Saturday, April 13, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Bloch room 8
Friday, April 26, 4-8 p.m., Bloch room 4
Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Bloch room 4
One post-trip session will be scheduled for July 2013.
This interdisciplinary course will focus 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 will 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 their return to Kansas City, students will be asked to reflect on their experiences.
Students with an interest in health care as a clinical, political or economic topic, public policy, social services, etc. are invited to participate in this unique opportunity.
Some activities will be arranged or held in conjunction with events at the University of the Western Cape and include visits to health facilities in townships and rural settings.
Students are responsible for the following program costs:
- $750 deposit* to be submitted with the program application. The deposit, less $100, is refundable until accommodations must be finalized (by February 8). If an application is rejected, the entire deposit will be refunded. This deposit covers accommodations and some local transportation
- 3 hours tuition
- International airfare to/from Cape Town
- Meals in Cape Town
- Partial local transportation costs
- Miscellaneous expenses including entry fees to cultural sites
- Passport costs, if you do not have a passport already
- University required HTH Health Insurance
- No visa is required for U.S. citizens
*Due to currency fluctuations and rising prices, students may be required to pay additional funds prior to the trip.
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.
- Accommodation costs
- Transportation expenses
- Entry fees
Payment for some of the expenses may be collected in the spring to ensure availability of rooms, etc.