• Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
• 2.0 cumulative GPA
• Language Pre-requisite: None
• Open to UW-Madison degree seeking students and all degree-seeking undergraduate students at a US college or university. Preference is given to UW-Madison students
• Students with media skills or interest in developing media skills (i.e. HD videography, non-linear editing, music composition, blogging, or web design) and/or interest in American Indian culture and health disparities preferred. 
• Good academic and disciplinary standing


American Indian Studies, Public and Environmental Health, Media Studies

Classroom Language




Program Duration

Summer: Early August - Mid-August.

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

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United States, Ashland County (Wisconsin)
UW Using Media to Explore Health and Wellness with the Bad River Ojibwe

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The UW Using Media to Explore Health and Wellness with the Bad River Ojibwe program is offered by the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) in partnership with IAP.

This one-week program allows UW-Madison undergraduate students to connect with Bad River Ojibwe youth through a digital storytelling project and to learn about indigenous physical, mental, spiritual, and environmental health from Bad River culture keepers.

You will learn from Ojibwe elders about traditional food systems of the Anishinaabe people and about health disparities that exist between indigenous and non-indigenous populations. The program will also explore cultural health as promoted through the preservation of traditional ceremonies, songs, dances, and repatriation of cultural artifacts. Additional topics include environmental health and a perceived threat to the community’s wild rice beds from extraction industries.

A service learning component is included in which you will help build the community’s capacity by teaching media skills to Bad River youth at the tribe’s new media center. You may also attend optional evening film screenings of Native American documentaries and programs.

This program is approved as a field experience for the Global Health Certificate.