|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Fall Quarter||2014||03/03/2014 **||Rolling Admission||10/01/2014||11/30/2014|
** 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.
Indicates that deadline has passed
|Program Type:||Global Learning Faculty-led||Language of Instruction:||English|
|Language Prerequisite:||No||Fields of Study:||Public Health, Service Learning, Sustainability|
Global Health in the Himalayas
FAIR 437d Global Health in the Himalayas: Medical Services in Rural Communities
Pre-departure session dates: September 22-29, 2014
Global Health in the Himalayas is an intensive two-month field program that encompasses studies in health care delivery and public health in an international context.
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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. 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.
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To learn more about the Faculty-led Global Learning Programs and to see Information Session details please visit Western Washington University's Travel Abroad page.