Please visit our website for more information. This itinerary is offered in the fall term. This program will strengthen your ability to understand, interpret, and compare the socio-cultural, ecological, economic, political, and biological factors that affect human health. From North America to South Asia and Africa to South America, in city neighborhoods and rural villages, you will learn to listen to and understand multiple voices: people in local communities, governing bodies and nongovernmental agencies, caregivers, and those receiving care. Key Questions: How can a deeper understanding of culture transform our view of health? Is health a fundamental human right? If so, who is responsible for guaranteeing it? What can be done about the health inequities — between rich and poor, urban and rural — that exist around the world? What is the role of public health in the global context? How do the forces of globalization impact health and healthcare? How do grassroots activism and top-down approaches conflict with or complement one another? What is the role of community in health and well-being? And, how do different people understand what it is to be a healthy person in varied cultural contexts?
Unnamed Road, Kinazi, Rwanda
This program examines the origins of conflict in Rwanda; the social, human, psychological, and economic impacts of genocide; and the challenges and opportunities of post-conflict restoration. Field visits to genocide memorials, museums, civil society organizations, and commissions working toward reconciliation are an essential part of the program. In addition, you will visit with private investors to explore their contributions to Rwanda’s rapid economic development. You will also learn about post-conflict reconciliation in a very different context during the program’s two-week excursion to northern Uganda. Please visit our website for more information.
Miklošićeva, Beograd, Serbia
Explore the origins of the conflicts in the Western Balkans, from the breakup of Yugoslavia to the violent wars of the 1990s, as well as current challenges to peacebuilding and democracy and opportunities in post-conflict transformation. You can choose between two different tracks for your independent study: you may either conduct field research and produce a substantial academic paper or work with professional journalists to research and produce a full-length print or broadcast feature story on a topic related to the theme of the program. Please visit our website for more information.