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  • Locations: Various, Ghana
  • Program Terms: Spring Bk. Embedded
  • Restrictions: Bentley applicants only
  • COST (click here): Spring Bk. Embedded
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Bk. Embedded 2020 10/31/2019
10/31/2019 03/06/2020 03/15/2020

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty-led Language of Instruction: English
Eligibility: Undergraduate Faculty Leader: Kiszewski, Tony
Credits/Typical Courseload: 3 Co-leader: Malgwi, Charles
Prerequisite: Instructor permission required Program Advisor: Natalie Schlegel
Earle and Sloan Travel Fellowship Available: Yes Global Social Responsibility Travel Fund Available: Yes
International Citizens Group Study Abroad Scholarship Available: Yes Herbert J. and Susan P. Maletz Study Abroad Scholarship Available: Yes
Program Description:
Bentley Students at Mount Gemi, Ghana
Health, the environment and prosperity are inextricably entwined, and their entanglement can ensnare entire countries in cycles of poverty and disease. This course will explore the environmental and institutional determinants of public health at the community level, emphasizing the Ghanaian experience. We will study how disease keeps people poor and how poverty affects disease risk. Environmental stewardship is key to maintaining healthy living conditions and sustaining development without destroying resources and ecosystem services essential to the livelihood and well-being of communities. We will examine the diverse forces effecting changes in climate, landscape and society, and how they in turn affect public health and development, as well as practical solutions to these problems involving both existing and emerging technologies. Each topic will be illustrated with specific examples from Ghana and we will get to experience firsthand the issues we discuss during one week of travel in Ghana during Spring break.


Click here for a sample syllabus and itinerary:
NASE318 Syllabus.2020 SPRING GHANA .pdf
Proposed Ghana Itinerary 2020.pdf

Please contact Professor Tony Kiszewski for more details.


This program is currently not accepting applications.