Global Health Studies Minor

The Global Health Studies Minor is designed for students who are looking for an international relationship experience to broaden their academic repertoires and advance their careers. Students from various health-related fields of study participate in numerous service projects in conjunction with local hospitals, care facilities, orphanages, colleges, businesses, and community centers. Currently, international fieldwork experience opportunities are available in Honduras, Tanzania, Belize, and the Philippines. Prices for the field experience start at $2,500, depending on destination. The cost of the field experience is not included in your tuition and must be paid separately. Study abroad scholarships are available to help fund a portion of your trip.

Honduras

Join students and faculty on a two-week study abroad trip to the Agalta Valley in Honduras. Immerse yourself in local culture and explore how citizens of Honduras are improving their community through education, construction, agriculture, water filtration and medical care. (Offered during fall semester.)

Tanzania

Explore the Ngorongoro Crater and hike the elephant cave. Interact with the local Maasai at the market and learn how community activists are bettering the lives of the local people through organizations such as the Pippi House and Watoto Foundation. (Offered during spring semester.)

Belize

Explore integrative concepts of sociology, history, international relations, government, politics and cultural studies. Students will have an opportunity to engage in service projects with local college students and local health organizations. (Offered during summer semester.)

Philippines

Conduct research, explore healthcare sites and visit archeological sites in Bohol, Philippines. Students will interact with local healthcare providers and their patients. (Offered during summer semester.)

 

Minor Requirements

 

Dr. Scott Butler
123 Parks Memorial  |  Campus Box 112
Milledgeville, GA 31061
Phone: (478) 445-1218
Fax: (478) 445-4074
scott.butler@gcsu.edu