• Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
• 2.0 cumulative GPA required
• Language Pre-requisite: None
• Open to UW-Madison undergraduate degree seeking students interested in global health
• Good academic and disciplinary standing


Global Health

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Program Duration

Summer: Late May - Mid-June

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Summer 2018  11/17/2017
Extended Deadline: 2/19/2018

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

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Nepal, Kathmandu
UW Global Health Community Health and Health Disparity

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The UW Global Health, Community Health and Health Disparity program is offered by the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) in partnership with IAP.

In this field course you will learn about the opportunities and barriers to health and wellness in both rural and urban Nepal as well as local efforts to improve health and well being. The course will expose you to the social determinants of health and the myriad of factors that determine the health of a population. You will learn firsthand about how inequity, poverty, education, and political instability affect global health. You will learn how to apply an Asset Based Community Development model to provide sustainable public health interventions in a rural Nepali village.


Learning Objectives

We have overall Goals and Expectations for Study Abroad Participants, covering the personal, academic and professional aspects of study abroad. Additionally on this program, you can:

1. To increase students’ knowledge, understanding, and practical field skills related to Asset-Based Community Development and its application to holistic health and wellness in village life; how health and well-being are affected by social, environmental, political, spiritual, cultural, and economic conditions in rural Nepal.
2. To increase students’ cultural competency to engage in the international context, appreciating and honoring cultural diversity and cross-cultural understanding, respect, and collaboration.
3. To increase students’ knowledge of organizations involved in improving health and well-being, including governmental, international, and local NGOs, faith-based programs, university-affiliated programs and social entrepreneurs.
4. To expose students to promising practices in sustainable, holistic development and the need for cross-disciplinary partnerships to address issues of health and well-being in impoverished areas.
5. To stimulate self-knowledge of the power of cultural norms and encourage students to apply what they learn when they return to the US.
6. To help students assess their own interests and capacities for international study and work, and to increase awareness of opportunities to engage in such ventures.
7. To engage in service with local Nepali counterparts in ways that contribute to the community’s own vision and efforts to improve health and well-being.