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  • Locations: Entebbe, Uganda
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: SIUE applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty Led Area of Study: Health Education, Health Sciences
Instructor: Brady, Kathy, Cathorall, Michelle
Program Description:


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This course is designed to meet the needs of a variety of students in the Department of Applied Health.

Public Health majors will enroll in PBHE 499, an international public health internship opportunity. This is a 6 credit hour course to fulfill degree requirements.

Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (SPPA) majors will enroll in SPPA 414, Special Tops in Speech-Language Pathology: International Experiences for 6 credit hours.

This course will fulfill degree requirements in the area of Cultural Diversity (3 credit hours required) and relevant electives (3 credit hours)

This program is designed to give students a unique international perspective on applied health in developing countries. Specific areas of focus include public health, identification and treatment of communication disorders, community development, and sustainability issues. Students will have the opportunity to examine the social, cultural, political, environmental and economic factors that impact public health and the health of the population. This program will allow students to compare and contrast their experience and knowledge of the US public health & health care systems with the public health & health care systems in a developing country. Opportunities to interact with local people will be facilitated during work/service learning experience, activities of daily living, and cultural excursions.

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PBHE 499 TS1 International Internship 6 credit hours
PBHE 489 TS1 International Service Learning 6 credit hours
SPPA 414 TS1 Special Topics in Speech-Language Pathology 6 credit hours

Students participating in this program will pay the current SIUE tuition rate, near $1800 for 6 credits.


Prices and Paymentstwo women on farm

$4,520 $3,520 ! Approximately

The program fee includes:
  • Air Ticket
  • Lodging
  • Some Meals
  • Ground Transportation
  • Health and Evacuation Insurance
The Program Fee does not include:
  • SIUE tuition
  • Most Meals
  • Books and Materials
  • Passport
  • SIUE Study Abroad Fee ($75)
  • SIUE Technology Fee (about $45)
  • Personal Expenses
Payment Schedule: (schedule changed 10/26/17)
  • $500 non-refundable deposit payment will be due November 13
  • Payment 2 will be $1,000 due January 10
  • Payment 3 will be $1,000 due February 12
  • The balance of $820 will be due March 30
Payments are made online through your study abroad application.


Contact Information


Michelle L. Cathorall, DrPH, MPH, MCHES | Assistant Professor of Public Health
Department of Applied Health | Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Campus Box 1126 | Edwardsville | IL | 62026-1126
Office: 618.650.2876 | Vadalabene Center 2604 | Fax: 618.650.3719 | My webpage | SIUE Public Health Student Alumni Facebook Group

Kathy Brady
Kathryn Brady, PhD, CCC-SLP
Assistant Professor
Speech-Language Pathology
Founders Hall 1331
(618) 650-3794


Program Itinerary

Day 1 Depart St. Louis for Entebbe. There are usually two stops on the way there. Average travel time is 24 hours, flying at night and arriving the next day.
Day 30; Return to St. Louis from Uganda. On the return trip, there are usually three stops.
This itinerary is subject to change. Final itinerary information will be provided to participants by the program leader.



Participants must be prepared to encounter cultural and social situations that require a high level of mature independence and respond appropriately to such situations.  Participants must be able successfully navigate transportation systems (air, train, bus, car) to the travel study destination(s) following all rules and laws pertaining to international travel and destinations.  Participants must be able to independently and collectively travel as a coherent group and maintain emotional maturity as warranted by the trip and its variety of educational experiences.  Participants must be prepared to independently walk long distances; carry personal luggage and groceries; walk up and down stairs; and navigate entrances and exits to public transportation, buildings, and cultural sites.   Participants must be prepared to encounter environments different from the United States which can include cigarette/cigar smoke, automobile exhaust, loud noise, congested streets and crowded public areas and a variety of other environments which may not be known except upon encountering them.  If you have any physical or emotional limitations, consider your health and capabilities carefully in consultation with your doctor before undertaking this trip. 


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling consideration for SIUE approval to study abroad. Upon completing all initial SIUE requirements, applicants will be notified (usually within 3 or 4 days) of SIUE approval (or rejection) to study abroad.