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Faculty-led: Global Health Immersion
Annecy, France; Chamonix, France; Geneva, Switzerland (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer
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Program Description:
Program Description:
Global Health Immersion: Geneva
Geneva, Switzerland
Chamonix/ Mt. Blanc & Annecy, France


PROGRAM HAS MET ENROLLMENT CAPACITY

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Professor Names:
Tom Brewer, Ph.D., M.Jur., CHC (Public Health)
Yvonne Smith, Ph.D., APRN, CNS (Nursing)


Total Estimated Cost:
             
Ohio Resident (Undergrad) non-tuition guarantee cohort rate:         $5,777.00 
Non-Ohio Resident (Undergrad) non-tuition guarantee cohort rate:  $6,884.00 
Ohio Resident (Grad) non-tuition guarantee cohort rate:                 $5,984.00 
Non-Ohio Resident (Grad) non-tuition guarantee cohort rate:          $7,346.00 
see www.kent.edu/tuition for current tuition rates
 
Eligibility: Junior/Senior or graduate standing. Priority will be given to students in the colleges of Public Health and Nursing but students from all colleges are encouraged to apply.

Course and Credits:
NURS 44002     Global Health Immersion                     CREDIT HRS: 3
PH 44002         Global Health Immersion: Geneva        CREDIT HRS: 3
NURS 64002     Program Development for Nurses         CREDIT HRS: 3
HPM 64002       Global Health Immersion: Geneva        CREDIT HRS: 3


Program Dates: May 18 - June 1, 2019

Application Deadline: February 1, 2019

 

OVERVIEWGeneva Group Photo
Course Name and CRN: (CRN's to be determined)

NURS 44002 Global Health Immersion
PH 44002 Global Health Immersion: Geneva
NURS 64002 Program Development for Nurses
HPM 64002 Global Health Immersion: Geneva


Location(s): Geneva, Switzerland; Chamonix and Annecy, France

KSU Sponsoring College: Public Health, Nursing

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.


Course Website: https://www.kent.edu/publichealth/geneva
 

TENTATIVE ITINERARY
When:  May 18 - June 1, 2019
 

Program highlights/ Itinerary:
  • May 18 students arrive in Geneva
  • May 20-24 students attend the World Health Assembly
  • May 27-May 31 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 FranceInterior of UN

In this Global Health Immersion course, participants will explore a number of health concerns, policies, and challenges with global importance and implications.  Students will 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 will be 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, and environmental contamination.
 
Students will experience firsthand what working in a global health organization is like.  Students will observe health officials from across the globe debate and decide health policies at the annual meeting of the World Health Assembly (WHO) held in the United Nations Geneva headquarters.  The week-long meeting brings together global health experts from 190+ countries to address the world’s most pressing health problems allowing students to sit in on the deliberations and even participate in the discussions. Learn from other global health experts from Doctors Without Borders, International AIDS Society, U.S. State Department, and others.  Students will experience the diverse dimensions of one of the world’s most multicultural cities – Geneva, Switzerland, and travel to other European destinations including the French Alps.

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
Requirements: Special Approval; please contact the respective Nursing or Public Health Faculty-Leader for more information (see contact information below)
Pre-requisites:
Maximum capacity: 24


ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS

Course fees cover the cost of lodging and breakfast. Students will stay in a dormitory 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 dormitory. Students are required to cover the cost of all other meals. 


CDC WEBSITE AND IMMUNIZATION INFORMATION

Please visit the CDC travel page for information about any vaccinations you may need or health and safety tips for traveling to your destination:
https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/switzerland?s_cid=ncezid-dgmq-travel-single-001

If vaccinations or medicines are needed according to the CDC, you can make arrangements with the DeWeese Health Center or your medical provider as soon as possible for immunization appointments.  Appointment openings are limited and they may have to order your vaccine, which takes time.  Plan accordingly. 

                                                                     
ESTIMATED PROGRAM FEES


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Program/Misc. Costs Approximate Individual Item Cost
 
Application Fee (Non-refundable)
 
$60
 
Program Fee (Non-refundable)
Overhead, planning, program development,
and general administrative costs
$850
Medical Insurance
Mandatory group insurance policy specifically designed
for KSU students studying overseas.
$24.50
Housing $850
Ground Transportation $275
Sightseeing $450
Estimated Total Program/Misc. Costs $2,509.50
 
Estimated Personal Costs Estimated Totals  
Airfare $1,200
Meals $700
Estimated Personal Cost Total:
$1,900
 
Student Type Estimated Program/Misc. Costs Estimated Personal Costs Tuition
non-tuition guarantee cohort rate

(See www.kent.edu/tuition for details)
 
Estimated Total Cost
Ohio Resident (Undergrad)
non-tuition guarantee cohort rate
$2,509 $1,900 $1,368 $5,777
Non-Ohio Resident (Undergrad)
non-tuition guarantee cohort rate
$2,509 $1,900 $2,475 $6,884
Ohio Resident (Grad)
non-tuition guarantee cohort rate
$2,509 $1,900 $1,575 $5,984
Non-Ohio Resident (Grad)
non-tuition guarantee cohort rate
$2,509 $1,900 $2,937 $7,346

 
Payment Instructions: All program expenses and tuition are charged directly to the student's Bursar account. 

Scholarships are available through the Office of Global Education https://www.kent.edu/globaleducation/education-abroad-scholarships?
DEADLINES
Application deadline: February 1, 2019
Payment deadline: Please refer to university payment deadlines for Intersession courses
Withdrawal deadline: March 1, 2019


CONTACT INFORMATION:
Dr. Thomas Brewer (Contact for Public Health Students)
Office Phone: (330) 672-4703
Email: twbrewer@kent.edu
Office Location: 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.


Dr. Yvonne Smith (Contact for Nursing Students)
Email: ysmith@kent.edu
Office Location: Henderson Hall 311
Office Phone: 330-672-7796
Brief Bio: Dr. Smith is an Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing, coordinating and teaching in the Nursing and Health Care Management and the Dual MSN/MBA degree concentrations in the graduate nursing program. Dr. Smith has taught health policy at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels.  Dr. Smith’s research focuses on nursing leadership, health policy issues and curriculum and instruction in nursing education.  Dr. Smith earned a Ph.D. from Kent State University, and Masters and Baccalaureate degrees in nursing from the University of Akron. She has presented at national and international conferences and provided international consultation on teaching technologies. Dr. Smith has served in a number of leadership positions, including Program Director, Assistant Dean and President of the Ohio Board of Nursing.  
 

 


 


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