UW Global Health, Community Health & Health Disparity in Nepal
As the current global pandemic continues to impact communities, highlighting existing inequities both in the US and around the world, this virtual field experience will examine health and wellness in Nepal – one of the poorest nations in the world with some of the most beautiful and diverse natural landscapes as the backdrop for its rapidly changing culture and government. With mentorship from the organization Teach for Nepal and UW Madison field experience leaders, students will use virtual platforms to learn about global health through the frame of asset based community development and the many determinants of health both in rural and urban Nepal. We will pay special attention to the COVID 19 pandemic and what it means for Nepal both in terms of health and wellness of individuals and communities, building a framework to understand the inequities, their drivers, and start thinking about ways to address them.
This program meets the undergraduate Certificate in Global Health’s Field Experience Requirement. It is led by Sweta Shrestha from the UW Population Health Institute and Shishir Khanal of Teach for Nepal and runs from May 17 – June 4.
For more information about this program and to apply by April 2nd, 2021, visit here.
Upcoming Study Abroad Events
- Funding Study Abroad- Virtual Info Session
On Thursday, March 18th from 1 pm – 2 pm, you can attend our upcoming Funding Study Abroad Info Session to learn about:
- The cost of studying abroad
- Financial Aid and Scholarships
- Creative funding strategies and savings
- And MORE
You can learn more and register here: https://today.wisc.edu/events/view/155811
- DIS Study Abroad in Scandinavia- Virtual Info Session
On Thursday, March 18th from 2 pm – 3 pm, learn more about the Study abroad in Scandinavia program where you can study abroad for a semester or summer with DIS to take academically challenging courses in English while exploring Europe as your classroom!
Experience Scandinavia and Europe as locals do with cultural and hands-on learning inside and outside the classroom.
Learn more about this info session here: https://today.wisc.edu/events/view/157612
- Study Abroad 101: Virtual Info Session
On Tuesday, March 23rd, join us to learn the study abroad basics & how to plan ahead – including virtual programs & what you can do NOW to prepare for when our in-person programs begin to reopen! This session will cover:
- Academics abroad
- Choosing a program
- Funding tips (scholarships & financial aid)
- Internship, research, and fieldwork
- Planning during COVID-19
- And MORE!
You can learn more and register here: https://today.wisc.edu/events/view/155901This article was posted in Academics Corner.