May 30 – June 6, 2020
This one-week immersion into Colombia's Caribbean Hispanic culture and public health is designed to help you grow both personally and professionally. If you are interested in gaining not just a better understanding of Latin America and its people, but also the sociological, cultural, political, and economic stressors that negatively affect the natural environment and public health, we invite you to apply for this study abroad program.
This program offers you the opportunity to learn about the environmental and socioeconomic determinants of public health by firsthand contact with real-world scenarios while providing an opportunity for cultural and language immersion. A strong emphasis is placed on examining the Colombian health systems, vast health inequalities, as well as socioeconomic differences and how these areas lead to vast differences in health outcomes.
You will have the opportunity to partake in many of the local attractions and cultural spots Colombia has to offer such as visiting historically relevant museums including: Spanish Inquisition, Gold Museum, San Felipe Fortress, and La Popa Monastery. Additionally, students are encouraged to visit the Botanical Gardens, take part in a Colombian cooking class or attend a local Caribbean music or dance class.