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  • Locations: Bellingham, Washington, United States; Denpasar, Indonesia; Dili, East Timor; Ubud, Indonesia;
  • Program Terms: Fall Quarter
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  • Budget Sheets: Fall Quarter
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Quarter 2017 07/31/2017 ** Rolling Admission 09/25/2017 12/08/2017

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Global Learning Faculty-led
Language of Instruction:
Language Prerequisite: No
Fields of Study:
Public Health, Service Learning, Sustainability
Housing Options: Homestay, Other
Program Description:
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Global Health in Island Nations Field Program in
Bali & East Timor

FAIR 437D, 15 credits

On campus Pre-departure session dates: September 25 – 29, 2017
Travel dates: October 2 – November 19, 2017
On campus Post-travel session dates: November 28 – December 8, 2017

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Program Details

Global Health in India, run in partnership with the Institute for Village Studies, is an intensive two-month field program that encompasses studies in South Asian culture, health care, and public health with opportunities for service learning. A primary focus will be on how communities respond to critical social and health challenges, in ways that promote sustainability and well-being. During the trip, we will be staying with local communities, sharing their experiences, and participating in community health projects.

The program will introduce the main concepts of global health, with a particular emphasis on the Himalayan region. It will cover leading causes of mortality and morbidity in the region, local healthcare institutions and services, sanitation and hygiene in remote locations, health vs. disease orientation in health services, social determinants of health, and community self care when services are not available. It will also explore ethical dimensions of practicing medicine and public health in an international context.

Program Itinerary

Global Health 2017 Program Itinerary.pdf

Course Syllabus

FAIR 437d- 15 credits

Course Highlights:

  • Study global health and international service learning
  • Live and travel for seven weeks in Bali and East Timor
  • Experience Balinese and Timorese culture and environment
  • Work with grassroots organizations on health and education projects
  • 15 credits

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Dr. Frank James is active in teaching, research and medical practice. His interests focus on health promotion and disease prevention. He is currently the Health Officer for San Juan County and Health Officer for the Nooksack Indian Nation. He has been a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Washington School of Public Health since 1992. He has also taught courses at Western Washington University during several points in his career.

For a decade, Dr. James was a Primary Investigator for an NIH funded cancer prevention trial at the St Joseph Hospital Cancer Center and the Medical Director of Interfaith Family Health Center. He has also spent much of his career working abroad in India, China and East Timor, among other countries. This included work with the Tibetan Children’s Village Hospital in Dharamsala, and more recently with Jhamtse Gatsal Children’s Community near Tawang.


Charlie Ashbaugh is the Director of the Institute for Village Studies (IVS). He joined IVS from the field of international development and has worked on development projects in Asia, Latin America and Africa.

Prior to taking over as Director, he worked with the International Center for Research on Women, where he conducted research on women’s economic empowerment. He holds an M.A. in sustainable international development from Brandeis University and a B.A. in global studies form Western Washington University. He is also a nationally certified EMT.

Phone: 206-300-7857

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Please click the budget sheet for program cost and payment information.

Program Ratings:
Academic Experience:
1 2 3 4
Program Value:
1 2 3 4 5
Housing Experience:
1 2 3 4 5
Cultural Immersion:
1 2 3 4 5
Program Administration:
1 2 3 4
Overall Experience:
1 2 3 4 5