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  • Locations: Cape Town, South Africa; HamaKuya, South Africa
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: WWU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 04/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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: Study Abroad Language of Instruction: English
Fields of Study: Anthropology, Culture, Health & Nutrition, Public Health Housing Options: Other
Program Description:

Duke University Global Education Office for Undergraduates

OTS - Global Health Issues in South Africa

Students who wish to directly enroll in the Duke University Global Education Office for Undergraduates OTS - Global Health Issues in South Africa program must also apply to the the program and ensure than an official transcript from Duke University is sent directly to WWU Education Abroad upon completion of studies. 

This program focuses on three major themes: the health system in South Africa; the clinical, social, and political aspects of the country’s most prevalent infectious diseases; and the roles of traditional healers. The program employs the lenses of biomedicine, medical anthropology, and public health to provide a critical interdisciplinary  perspective on these issues. You will attend lectures, participate in field trips, and engage in independent studies. As often as possible, the course coordinator and other experts will conduct class in the field, coordinating the material with visits to appropriate sites so that you can connect theory to experience. Collaborative research projects will give you the chance to work in groups to  formulate a question, design a strategy to answer it, carry out three days of field research, analyze the data, and then present the project in the form of a scientific report. At the end of the program, you will deliver your results at a symposium.