Study Abroad Programs
Salisbury Abroad: South Africa - Global Health Experience
2014 Winter (2142)
For questions about this program, please contact:
Tina Reid »
Karin Johnson »
Estimated Costs Worksheet
(Costs may be subject to change)
|International airfare (included)||$0|
|Most Board (included)||$0|
|Tuition and Fees (included)||$0|
|Subtotal (billable by SU):||$4,500|
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|Books, School Supplies||$50|
|Vaccinations (estimated, some required others optional, see your physician for recommendations)||$250|
|Personal Miscellaneous (varies by individual)||$250|
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The Department of Nursing is partnering with Child Family Health International (CFHI) to provide students with an opportunity to explore the challenges of HIV/AIDS as well as other health problems in beautiful Cape Town, South Africa.
CFHI is the leading nongovernmental organization placing health sciences students in global education programs in ways that are socially responsible and financially just. CFHI enjoys special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations and is committed to community engagement and local integrity.
In cooperation with the University of the Western Cape Department of Nursing, students will participate in clinical experiences at various health care facilities in underserved settings. THE CFHI partnership with the University of the Western Cape expands these opportunities and will give students access to the library and computer facilities of the University.
The departure date is expected to be Thursday January 9, 2014 with a return date of Sunday January 25th. These dates may change slightly but will be finalized in Fall of 2013.
The courses offered are NURS 415 SPECIAL TOPICS: Global Health Experience for undergraduates and NURS 580 SPECIAL TOPICS: Global Health Experience for graduate students. These courses may be open to students from other health related programs on request. Course work will begin prior to departure to assure that students are well-prepared for their clinical experiences. In Cape Town, there will be clinical hours each week and conferences with SU faculty, as well as classes offered by CFHI or the University of the Western Cape.
PROGRAM PARTNER: CHILD FAMILY HEALTH INTERNATIONAL (CFHI)
CFHI has a 20 year history of creating and sustaining international health programs and hosts programs in India, Mexico, Bolivia, Ecuador and South Africa. Quality programs are provided to students who participate independently or through partnerships with institutions of higher learning. Their global partnerships with health care providers and clinical sites are established and reliable and afford the students rich learning experiences.
CFHI will provide a number of tours to local sites that may include Table Mountain, Robben Island, the Cape Town waterfront, and the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. Other options at additional cost may be available.
Students have the wonderful opportunity to stay with South African families in homestay and may be paired with a student from another university. These families, carefully selected by CFHI, provide two meals per day and greatly enrich the cultural experience of being in South Africa.
The estimated cost for the program is $4500. Final costs will be determined in Fall of 2013. The price will include round-trip airfare, homestay housing, meals, student registration at the University of Cape Town, cultural and historical orientation to Cape Town, local tours, international health and emergency evacuation insurance, on-site emergency support and 24-hour emergency line, and a local cell phone. Not included are personal expenses, additional tours, and local transportation.
In addition to the application to SUCIE, interested students must submit the following to the Program Director:
- An unofficial SU transcript demonstrating a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75;
- A 200 word essay responding to the question Why do you want to participate on the South Africa: Global Health Experience?;
- A scheduled interview with South Africa program faculty;
- A completed faculty recommendation form(Recommendation form available here).
Admission is limited. Students will be admitted on a rolling basis until the program is full. The application deadline is June 10, 2013.
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