As part of this winter program, you will travel to Uganda with a UW faculty member to learn about the broader issues that impact health and nutrition in Uganda in a combination of field visits and classroom learning. You will visit various health care facilities specializing in nutrition rehabilitation, traditional medicine, and HIV/AIDS, including both rural and city hospitals, drug dispensaries, and village homes. You will explore the links between agriculture, nutrition and health by visiting agricultural research centers, water treatment centers, NGO’s, the U.S. Embassy, or an orphanage.
Aside from the academic portion, there are also opportunities to visit cultural areas such as Queen Elizabeth or Murchison Falls National Park, and the source of the Nile River. An important note about this program is that students are required to enroll in Nutritional Science 375, Section 002 during the fall semester in order to participate in the January travel portion. The combination of these three credits meets the CALS International Studies Requirement.
This program is also approved as a field experience for the Certificate in Global Health, although students of all majors and certificates are welcome.
For Winter Intersession 2020-21, the application deadline is May 1, 2020.This article was posted in International Education & Study Abroad.