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  • Locations: Jinja, Uganda; Kampala, Uganda; Masindi, Uganda
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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Sponsoring College: School of Public Health
Program Description:
Alcohol and Harm in the Global Context: Prevention and Policy Strategies in Uganda
June 8 - 25, 2020 | 3 Credit Hours
Program Director Contact Info: Dr. Monica Swahn | 469 Urban Life Building | (404) 413-1148 | mswahn@gsu.edu
Students interested in applying should click the Apply Now button to login with their Campus ID and password and complete all application components. Because the program size is limited, early application is strongly advised. Individual interviews may be scheduled with students upon receipt of the application. 
 
Alcohol and Alcohol-Related Harm in the Global Context: Prevention and Policy Strategies The GSUganda program provides an educational, applied, and cultural opportunity for up to 15 undergraduate or graduate students interested in public health, research and practice of the alcohol misuse and harm (including violence, injuries, and HIV) in Uganda. Students will be introduced to public health issues from a global perspective. Through mentoring and hands-on experiential activities, students will gain invaluable knowledge and skills that will augment their academic preparations at GSU. The program builds on Prof. Swahn's research in Uganda over the past 8 years and her previous appointment as a Fulbright scholar at Makerere University in Kampala

The GSUganda program provides an educational, applied, and cultural opportunity for up to 15 undergraduate or graduate students interested in public health, research and practice related to alcohol misuse and harm (including violence, injuries, and HIV) in Uganda. Students will be introduced to public health issues from a global perspective. Through mentoring and hands-on experiential activities, students will gain invaluable knowledge and skills that will augment their academic preparations at GSU. The program builds on Prof. Swahn's research in Uganda over the past 10 years and her previous appointment as a Fulbright scholar at Makerere University in Kampala

The program contains coursework of the global epidemiology of alcohol use, particularly in vulnerable populations. The course will place special emphasis on the structural drivers of alcohol use and alcohol-related harm including injuries, violence and HIV primarily among youth and young adults in Uganda. Instructions will be provided by Prof. Swahn and professors at Makerere University in Kampala, as well as by local nongov't organizational partners who work in related fields. Our key collaborator, the Makerere University is a flagship university in Eastern Africa. The university is considered highly prestigious and is very research active with substantial research funding from the U.S

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There may be a few class sessions prior to departure, where the program's coursework will be discussed, and students will receive important pre-departure information about health, safety & insurance. There may also be at least one class session held after returning to Atlanta for debriefing. Please note: Georgia State University reserves the right to alter travel and other arrangements if required by circumstances.


Program Highlights Include: Alcohol and Alcohol-Related Harm in the Global Context: Prevention and Policy Strategies
  • Travel to Kampala, Uganda
  • Learn about alcohol misuse from a global public health perspective
  • Discuss role of alcohol marketing in underage drinking
  • Examine impact of alcohol on injuries, violence, and HIV
  • Interact with faculty at prestigious Makerere University
  • Engage with local NGOs
  • Take guided tours of cultural sites
  • Enjoy a Safari and see the Big 5
  • Stay in a luxury safari lodge
  • Cruise the River Nile
  • Learn about African cultures
  • Watch African traditional dance
  • Paint with a local artist
  • Take an African dance lesson
  • Visit an African craft market
  • Experience the pearl of Africa
 
Accommodations
 
Participants will stay at the Apricot Guest House, a quaint, comfortable, and small hotel. Students will share double-occupancy rooms. The guest house is near several of our partner organizations and the city center of Kampala and is within walking distance from several neighborhood restaurants, a gym, and a local spa.
Alcohol and Alcohol-Related Harm in the Global Context: Prevention and Policy Strategies

Students from all majors and degree programs are encouraged to apply. Students who are interested in linking the study abroad course with their practicum, thesis, capstone, honors thesis or signature experience, should discuss options with Dr. Swahn. Because program size is limited, early application is strongly advised.
 
  • Transient students should visit the Transient Student tab on the How to Apply page of our website
  • 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.

Participants who successfully complete the program’s courses will receive 3 semester hours of course credit at Georgia State University. Undergraduate students should register for PH 4880 and graduate students should register for PH 8880. 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 program cost is tentatively set at $4,525, PLUS regular Georgia State University tuition and fees. Nonresident/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 accommodations, double occupancy
  • All meals
  • All ground transportation, excursions and entrance fees
  • International insurance
Program Cost Does Not Include:
  • Georgia State tuition and fees
  • Passport or visa fees
  • Immunizations
  • Excess baggage charges and tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Public transportation in Uganda
Payment Schedule
January 15, 2020: $500 deposit due with application
February 15, 2020: $1,125 payment due
March 15, 2020: $1,125 payment due
Early April 2020: Program fee posted to PAWS
Early May 2020: $1,775 remaining balance due along with tuition and fees for Maymester/Summer 2020
All payments are non-refundable upon receipt
Financial Aid & Scholarships
 
Georgia State University students may use any financial aid they currently receive for the term they study abroad, including: Pell Grant, Federal Direct Loans (Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans and PLUS loans), Perkins Loan, HOPE Scholarship, and other scholarships. Please note: due to federal regulations, these funds are not availble in time to use for your inital payments! Georgia State University students may be eligible for the IEF Scholarship and the International Access Scholarship.

Students who:
 
  • Meet the eligibility requriements
  • Are accepted into a program
  • Pay a deposit by the deposit deadline

will be considered for these scholarships based upon the program application they submit. Visit the scholarship page on our website or stop by the Study Abroad Programs Office for advisement to learn more about other scholarship opportunities & financial aid for study abroad.
Alcohol and Alcohol-Related Harm in the Global Context: Prevention and Policy Strategies Students particpating in GSU-sponosred programs must complete a Health Clearance upon acceptance to their program. Please print this page to take with you to your appointment. Prior to departure, Study Abroad Programs will enroll students in international insurance for the duration of their study abroad, the cost of which is included in the program fee. The U.S. State Department's website provides important international travel information about health, safety & security.

Students traveling on this program should expect:
  • Sun exposure

Required Vaccinations: There are no required vaccinations for this program. Please consult the CDC's travel page and discuss any recommended vaccinations with your physician.
Alcohol and Alcohol-Related Harm in the Global Context: Prevention and Policy Strategies

Study Abroad Advising

Interested in studying abroad, but not quite sure where to get started? Meeting with a Peer Advisor is your first step in studying abroad! All of our Peer Advisors have study abroad experience and can can help you define your goals for studying abroad and point you to resources to make your study abroad experience a success. After you meet with a Peer Advisor to learn the basics about studying abroad, you are eligible to come in to meet with a Study Abroad Advisor during walk-in advising hours. Study Abroad Advisors are here to guide you through the entire study abroad process, from choosing a program and applying to scholarships to making sure you're readjusting to life back on campus when you return. To view our current advising schedule, please visit our website.

Location

Study Abroad Programs Office
Georgia State University
International Center
Dahlberg Hall, 3rd Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
(404) 413-2529
mystudyabroad@gsu.edu



This program is currently not accepting applications.