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ASPPH Presents Ensuring Valuable Global Experiences for Undergraduates

Originally scheduled for the 2017 Undergraduate Summit for Public Health and Global Health Education, this webinar featured three presentations:

  • AU Nairobi: Experiential Community-Centered Learning in Undergraduate Public Health Study Abroad, presented by Jolynn K Gardner, PhD, CHES, Department of Health Studies, and Sara Dumont, DPhil, AU Abroad, American University
  • Experience the World – Assessing Experiential Global Health Opportunities for Undergraduate Students: Setting Ethical Goals, Scaffolding Student Experiences, and Leveraging Community Partnerships, presented by Caryl E. Waggett, PhD, Global Health Studies, Allegheny College
  • Creating Collaborative Global Relationships and Service-Learning Opportunities: University of South Carolina Global Health Program in Costa Rica, presented by Myriam Torres, PhD, MSPH, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of South Carolina, Arnold School of Public Health

Learning objectives for each presentation are below. A full description of each presentation is available in the Event Materials section at the bottom of this page.

AU Nairobi: Experiential Community-Centered Learning in Undergraduate Public Health Study Abroad

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe important issues and considerations associated with creating Public Health study abroad programs; and,
  • Integrate insights from the AU Nairobi experience into plans for crafting similar study abroad programs in Public Health.

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Experience the World – Assessing Experiential Global Health Opportunities for Undergraduate Students: Setting Ethical Goals, Scaffolding Student Experiences, and Leveraging Community Partnerships

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate the academic scaffolding and assessment necessary to support student learning in experiential programming;
  • Reflect on parallel goals and structures necessary to ensure robust community partner outcomes;
  • Identify creative approaches used to strengthen experiential opportunities for students under financial constraints; and
  • Examine their own home institution’s assessment of and effectiveness at reaching optimal community-standards and student learning in all types of experiential learning settings.

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Creating Collaborative Global Relationships and Service-Learning Opportunities: University of South Carolina Global Health Program in Costa Rica

Learning Objectives:

  • Articulate the need for cross-cultural and global perspectives in undergraduate education
  • Identify the steps USC Arnold School faculty used to develop a global health program in Costa Rica
  • Justify the need for practice-based service learning experiences in global settings across disciplines to include epidemiology, biostatistics, health administration, medical care service delivery, and medical anthropology