Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Entebbe, Uganda
- Program Terms: Summer
- Restrictions: SIUE applicants only
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.Click the tabs above (computer) or the drop down menu (mobile) for more information.
|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|
|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.|
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.