One Health: an African Experience
This program is for students in Pre-Health or STEM Majors.
Registration remains open until full Mondays-Fridays from 9:30AM to 4:30PM
VERY IMPORTANT: READ NEW GUIDELINES TO SECURE YOUR SPOT and the Honors Study Abroad Programs policies at the bottom of the page!
This hands-on field course teaches the “One Health,” concept which recognizes that life is interconnected; all life is embedded in a complex environment made more complex by the socioeconomic, political, and habitat changes produced by humans and other animals. This course demonstrates the importance of understanding human and animal health as inexorably interrelated with each other, with the environment, and with the socioeconomic and political factors. Recognizing our place in the scope of life on the planet facilitates our ability to maintain and improve our health, that of the other creatures that inhabit the earth, and the environment itself.
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WHO ARE YOU GOING WITH?
Professor Dr. Aileen Marty (For brief bio click HERE)
WHAT IS THE FOCUS?
The program blends anthropology, sociology, human and veterinary medicine, biological sciences, history, geography, and politics towards a holistic understanding of health and safety not only for Africa, but for the world.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
Students will study current challenges in South African medicine and public health, considering the impact of diverse issues such as climate change and environmental determinants of human health, and will analyze the social and economic determinants that are contributing to the expanding impact of infectious and non-infectious diseases.
WHERE WILL YOU GO?
Sterkfontein Caves and the Cradle of Humankind, Johannesburg, Wits Rural Facility, near Acornhoek, Malaria Control Station, Blyde River Canyon, Skukuza, Kruger National Park, Robben Island, Cape Town, and eSwatini!
WHEN WILL YOU GO?
Summer A: May 10, 2019 to June 1, 2019
HOW DOES IT WORK?
IDH 4007: Spring course component (3 credits.) Classes will take place on Fridays from 2:15 to 4:15.
IDH 4008: The actual trip during summer A (3 credits.) These 6 credits fulfill one year of Honors College requirements.
WHAT DOES IT COST?
$4,600 (airfare not included)
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
– Housing for the duration of the trip
– Local transportation
– Admission to national game parks, special reserves, museums, adventure and educational tours, etc.
– Most meals
– Mandatory international health insurance
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?
– Airfare (approximately $750 to $850)
– $350 Honors College administrative fee
– $175 Office of Study Abroad administrative fee
– FIU tuition fees
– Passport and other documents if needed
– Vaccinations if needed
– Approximately 7 meals
– Personal expenses
How do we secure our spot and keep it? It works on a first-come, first-served basis! NEW GUIDELINES!!!
Follow these instructions:
- As soon as possible, get clearance to do the program from one of our Honors Academic Advisors, Brenda Luna or Patric Hambleton, by calling 305-348-4100. Ask for an advising appointment, and indicate it is regarding Study Abroad. You want to have the clearance by the time registration opens!
- Bring to DM 233 your current unofficial transcript printed out, your Honors academic advisor clearance, and a $350.00 money order or cashier’s check (ONLY)made out to FIU. These are the Honors College administrative fees. This payment will secure you a spot in your program of choice. It is non-refundable, and constitutes a serious commitment to the program
- You will get a receipt, instructions on how to apply online, and the Class Registration Form. You will also have to sign a contract
- Apply online
- The Office of Study Abroad (OSA) charges a non-refundable $175 administrative fee. It will be added to your second payment (Dec 1, 2018.)
- In order to keep your good standing with the program, comply with the Honors Study Abroad Policies and deadlines at the bottom of this page
Below is the schedule of payments to be followed after you secured your spot with your initial $350 fee:
SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS:
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**Non-refundable after February 14, 2019
After you’ve secured your spot at DM 233, make your three payments at Student Financials (SASC Building 1st Floor,) same way you pay for your regular classes. In order to make sure the payment goes towards the program, we strongly recommend you pay in person. The charges will be posted 15 days prior to the deadline or earlier.
NOTE: LATE FEES APPLY.
Registration will remain open from Monday through Friday (9:30am-4:30pm) until the programs are full.
For information about Study Abroad Scholarships, please contact the Office of Study Abroad (SASC 230) at 305.348.1913 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.