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  • Locations: Annecy, France; Chamonix, France; Geneva, Switzerland
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: KSU applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:
Global Health Immersion: Geneva
Geneva, Switzerland
Chamonix/ Mt. Blanc & Annecy, France

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Professor Name:
Tom Brewer, Ph.D., M.Jur., CHC 

Eligibility:   Junior/Senior or graduate standing. Priority will be given to students in the College of Public Health, but students from all colleges are encouraged to apply.

PH 44002 Global Health Immersion: Geneva
HPM 64002 Global Health Immersion: Geneva
HPM 84002 Global Health Immersion: Geneva
Number of Credit Hours: 3
Program dates: May 16-30, 2020
Application deadline: Rolling admission until course is full 


Course Name and CRN: (CRN’s to be determined)
PH 44002 Global Health Immersion: Geneva
HPM 64002 Global Health Immersion: Geneva
HPM 84002 Global Health Immersion: Geneva
Location(s): Geneva, Switzerland; Annecy and Chamonix, France

KSU Sponsoring College: Public Health

Course Description:  
Participants explore a number of health concerns, policies and challenges with global importance and implications. Students investigate current global health policies and themes, and become familiar with the major players in global health including governmental and nongovernmental organizations and multinational agencies.Presentations are given by experts currently working in various regions of the world to solve such pressing global problems as HIV/AIDS, post-war trauma, tuberculosis, refugee health, non-communicable disease prevention and environmental contamination.

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When:  May 16-30, 2020
Program highlights/ Itinerary:  
  • May 16 students arrive in Geneva
  • May 18-22 students attend the World Health Assembly
  • May 25-May 29 students will visit various organizations in Geneva. Although we are still in the planning stage, we expect to include:
    • International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
    • World Council of Churches
    • World Health Organization
    • United States Consulate
    • Doctors Without Borders
    • The Global Fund
  • The program expects to make available the following side trips:
    • Annecy, France
    • Chamonix/Mont Blanc France


Requirements: Special approval
Pre-requisites: PH 10002 Introduction to Global Health (for undergraduates)
Maximum capacity: 24

Course fees cover the cost of lodging and some group meals. Students will stay in a hostel with access to a kitchenette (stove, microwave, sink, refrigerator, basic pots/pans/utensils). There is a full-service grocery store within walking distance of the hostel. Students are required to cover the cost of all other meals.

You can learn more about your destination, including travel advisories, through the US Department of State website:


And through the KSU Library Databases resources here:

Please visit the CDC travel page for information about any vaccinations you may need or health and safety tips for traveling to your destination:

If vaccinations or medicines are needed according to the CDC, you can make arrangements with your healthcare provider or the DeWeese Health Center as soon as possible for appointments.  Appointment openings at the health center are limited and they may have to order your vaccine, which takes time.  Please note that not all immunizations are available at the DeWeese Health Center.  Plan accordingly.

Program Fee Breakdown:
Program Expenses

Application fee:                                    $60
Administrative fee (approximate):          $977
Medical insurance:                                $26
Housing (approximate):                        $636
Ground transportation (approximate):    $235
Sightseeing (approximate):                   $217
Estimated Total:                                  $2,151 

See for current cohort and non-cohort rates
Estimated personal costs:
  • Estimated individual Expenses
    • Airfare                                                $1,200
    • Meals                                                  $700 
Total Estimated Cost (Excluding Tuition):    $4,051
Payment Instructions: All program expenses and tuition are charged directly to the students’ Bursar account.


Application deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until maximimum enrollment is met. 
Payment deadline: Please refer to university payment deadlines for Intersession courses
Withdrawal deadline: February 1, 2020


Faculty name: Dr. Tom Brewer
Phone: 330-672-4703
Office location on campus: 209 Moulton Hall

Brief Bio:
Dr. Thomas Brewer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management, College of Public Health. Dr. Brewer began his career at Kent State in 2002 in the Department of Justice Studies, College of Arts and Sciences. His teaching and research focused on criminal law and the law of capital punishment. He served as Research Fellow and Associate Director of the institute for the Study and Prevention of Violence. 

He served on the exploratory committee for the creation of the College of Public Health and was a founding faculty member. He went on to be Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs before returning to the faculty full time in 2013. His current teaching and research interests center on health care law and regulatory compliance. 

Dr. Brewer holds a B.A. in Criminal Justice Studies from Kent State University, an M.A. and Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from The University at Albany, and a Masters in Jurisprudence in Health Law from the Loyola University of Chicago School of Law. He is Certified in Healthcare Compliance by the Compliance Certification Board.


This program is currently not accepting applications.