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  • Locations: Salvador, Brazil
  • Program Terms: Maymester, Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Director: Dr. Christine Stauber, Dr. Kim Ramsey-White
Program Description:
Public Health Salvador

"I was very hesitant about this trip, but everyone I talked to said that it would be life changing. They were definitely right. I left the U.S. one person and I came home a changed person." - Dedria, 2015
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The program will provide an educational and cultural opportunity for 10-15 graduate and undergraduate students interested in global public health research with a focus on collective health, health promotion and epidemiology as conducted in Salvador, Brazil. The aim is to prepare our students to be informed and exposed to current public health issues from a global perspective. Students will gain invaluable knowledge and skills that will augment their academic preparation here at Georgia State University. The program will include: in-class instruction, weekly public health field trips in the city of Salvador, cross cultural lectures, and an applied research project as well as language instruction and homestays. Students will also participate in excursions in the state of Bahia. The program objectives are to develop coursework focused on understanding the similarities and differences between study and practice of public health and collective health in the United States and Brazil. The course will as foster critical thinking, learning about analytic tools and approaches to public health research, with instruction coming from professors at Georgia State University and the Institute of Collective Health at the Federal University of Bahia (ISC) as well as through the Associação Cultural Brasil-Estados Unidos (ACBEU). 
Tentative Itinerary
Please note: Georgia State reserves the right to alter travel and other arrangements if required by circumstances.

Program Highlights Include:
· Travel to and from Salvador, the capital of Bahia
· Weekend excursions to Lençois and day-long trip to Praia do Forte in the state of Bahia
· Cultural immersion through homestays with Brazilian families
· Interaction with faculty and students from the Institute of Collective Health at the Federal University of Bahia
· Hands-on field experiences in public health research and practice
· Portuguese language courses
· Cultural excursions and lectures examining the history and heritage of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Students will participate in a homestay with a Brazilian family located near ACBEU (our cultural programming partner). Through an application and matching process, students will be paired with families which have been carefully selected by the professional ACBEU staff. Living with a family will offer students the opportunity to learn about Brazilian customs, culture, and cuisine as well as have the chance to interact daily using and improving their language skills. The homes are located within close proximity of the ACBEU and ISC campuses and include scheduled meals, a private room and laundry services. 

Disability Accommodations
Students with documented disabilities who may need accommodations during their study abroad experience should discuss these needs with the program director and the Office of Disability Services at the time of application.

Students must be enrolled in graduate courses. Students from all disciplines are welcome to participate in the course especially given that we will focus on chronic disease, infectious disease, health disparities and social determinants of health all of which can be applicable across disciplines. Program size is limited and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the Program Director. 

Participants who successfully complete the program’s course will receive three semester hours of course credit at Georgia State. Students from other institutions should follow their institution’s regulations concerning transfer credits.

Program cost may vary at any time according to currency fluctuations and changing travel arrangements. The estimated program cost is $4750.00, PLUS regular Georgia State University tuition and fees. Students should also be prepared to pay any associated cost with the application for a new passport or renewal of a passport if applicable. There is also a cost for a visa which is currently set at $180. Non-resident/out-of-state students will pay in-state tuition plus a $250 fee in addition to the program cost. 

Program Cost Includes
• Round-trip airfare
• Hotel stay first night of arrival
• Homestay with three meals per day, laundry and private room
• Weekend and cultural excursions
• Health/Evacuation/Repatriation insurance

Program Cost Does NOT Include
• Georgia State tuition and fees
• Public transportation in Salvador
• Passport and visa fees
• Personal expenses and excess baggage charges

February 15, 2018: $500 Deposit with application  
March 30, 2018:  $2250 First payment 
May 31, 2018: $2000 Remaining balance 
All payments are non-refundable upon receipt 
Program Deposit Payments: Participants will pay program deposits by logging into PAWS.  Please contact your Program Director to confirm that a Program Deposit Account has been established for this purpose before you attempt to make a payment in PAWS.
Program Payments and Remaining Program Balance:  Other than the initial program deposit, all program payments—along with the remaining program balance—will be billed directly to your student account.  Please refer to the Academic/Registration calendar for the tuition and fees deadline.

Students may be eligible for a variety of scholarships including the IEF scholarship. To be considered for this scholarship, students must:
1) Complete the program application
2) Gain acceptance into the program, and
3) Pay the $500.00 program deposit
4) Meet the GPA eligibility requirements.
Students may also apply for additional scholarships and can receive additional information about these through the study abroad office.

Transient Students: please see the Transients Student section under the Explore & Apply tab. 

International students at Georgia State who hold F-1 visas must contact the Office of International Students and Scholar Services at (404) 413-2070 to discuss possible implications of study abroad for their immigration status

Program Directors: Dr. Christine Stauber and Dr. Kim Ramsey-White
Office address: 414 Petit Science Center (Stauber) and Urban Life  608 (Ramsey-White)

This program is currently not accepting applications.