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  • Locations: Lusaka, Zambia; Ndola, Zambia
  • Program Terms: Summer (SCU course)
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:
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Travel Dates 
July 5-27, 2019

Lusaka, Zambia
Ndola, Zambia

Maximum Enrollment: 20
Early application is advised, as this course has an enrollment limit and may fill early.  A wait list is established when necessary.
*Please note - the 5 spots designated specifically for MSNEL students on this course have filled.  All MSNEL applicants who complete an application will be placed on a waitlist, and more information will be available after the February 15th deadline.

Priority Application Deadline
December 7, 2018
*All priority applicants will be notified by Winter Break of enrollment decisions.  
Final Application Deadline 
Friday, February 15, 2019

Academic Overview
The overarching goal for this inter-professional course is to develop leaders with a sense of social responsibility and required skills to respond to the complex health related needs of our increasingly diverse communities. Through cultural immersion, field visits, guided reflection, seminars, and hands-on community experiences, students will gain a global understanding of social determinants of health so that they can contribute to the creation of healthier communities. The course will take place in Ndola and Lusaka, Zambia. The focus of the learning will be about social determinants of health in its broadest form and the interconnectedness of economics, geography, history, politics and culture on health. This inter-professional course will focus on learning to work in effective teams; learning and teaching alongside one another; and building on the strengths of various professions to address social determinants of health and consequences of inequity.

Faculty Directors:
Mary Hearst Dr. Mary Hearst
Rabaey, Paula Dr. Paula Rabaey

Program Cost

The cost of participation in this program is in three different parts:
1. Program Fee: Estimated $4,100 - $4,400 See below for inclusions. The final program fee will be calculated in April; every effort is made to ensure that the actual program cost falls within the range published here. Please note that the cost estimate is based on a minimum enrollment of 16 participants. If enrollment is less than 16 participants, the Program Fee may be adjusted.
2. Administrative Fee: $150
3. Tuition Charges: Students will be charged for 1 credit of tuition at their program rate.  Students will receive 3 credits for the course.
***Travel Assistance***: St. Kate's students traveling on this program will receive $2,000 in Travel Assistance.  This will be a credit towards the program fee, which will reduce the estimated Program fee listed above by $2,000. 
***MPH Students***  who plan to use this course to fulfill their "International Experience" requirement have a different financial structure for travel assistance. Please contact Loriene Hammond at for an overview of your Travel Assistance and Tuition Charges.

There will be a $500 deposit, due at the time of application.  If a student is not accepted to the course, the deposit will be refunded to their St. Kate's student account. This deposit will be applied to the Program Fee at the time of billing.

Students will be registered for this course through the Office of Global Studies and will NOT need to register themselves through Kateway.  The bill for the Program Fee and the Administrative Fee will be included on the Spring Semester billing statement.

Included in the Program Fee
-International Airfare
-All ground transportation
-Group Activities
-Some meals
-International Emergency, Medical & Trip Cancellation Insurance
-Carbon Emissions Off-set donation

Visas: U.S. citizens traveling to this location WILL NOT need to apply in advance for a visa. A Zambian visa will be issued to U.S. citizens upon arrival to the country.  Citizens of countries other than the United States may have other entry requirements and could incur additional fees applying for and possibly picking up a visa.  Students who are citizens of a country other than the United States should contact the Office of Global Studies as soon as possible.

U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories: The U.S. Department of State uses levels to indicate risk in travel to particular locations.  Please see the Department of State website for more information on the particular locations of this course.

U.S. Department of State STEP Enrollment: The U.S. Department of State has a Smart Traveler Enrollment Program, which is a free service to allow U.S. citizens and nationals traveling and living abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.  St. Kate's encourages all travelers to ensure that they are enrolled before traveler.  Some students' home campus Study Abroad Office may enroll student travelers automatically.  Please see the STEP website for more information and to enroll.

Health and Travel: The Center for Disease Control issues travel vaccine recommendations by country.  Please see the CDC Traveler's Health website for more information on the particular locations of this course.  Also note that Zika is a concern in this area.  See the CDC website regarding the Zika virus.

Insurance Coverage: All participants in a St. Kate's J-Term program will be enrolled in an international emergency and medical insurance policy through CISI.  We will also include a trip cancellation policy that will cover cancellation in the event of a medical emergency and select other situations; please contact the Office of Global Studies if you have questions about either insurance policy.

Registration & Billing: Students will be registered for this course by the Office of Global Studies and should not attempt to register through Kateway.  The program fee will be finalized in early December; the Office of Global Studies does everything within their power to ensure that the course cost is within the estimated range.  Students will be billed for Global Studies Summer programs on their Summer Term billing statement, typically sent out in May.

Program Cancellation Policy

Once you accept a place in a study abroad course, the program provider makes travel arrangements for you, including expenses such as airfare and hotel accommodations. We must charge you for any non-refundable costs that the travel provider incurs for you. For example, once your name is on an airline ticket, you own that plane ticket. The refund will not be processed until after the term is completed.

Notice of cancellation must be submitted in writing to the Office of Global Studies.
Until you receive a confirmation from Office of Global Studies that your cancellation has been processed, you will remain registered for the course and responsible for all program charges.

Students who would like to request a flight deviation from the group travel dates must send a written request to the Office of Global Studies no later than October 1 for J-term courses, December 1 for Spring courses and March 1 for Summer courses. Requests will be granted on a case-by-case basis.

The cancellation policy is as follows:
  • If you withdraw up to 100 days before departure, you will receive a full refund of your deposit. This date is March 27, 2019 for Summer 2019 participation.
  • If you withdraw 99-60 days before departure, you will forfeit the entire course deposit and any non-refundable costs that have been incurred on your behalf, including airline penalties.
  • If you withdraw less than 60 days before departure, any refund of the program fee is based on recoverable costs only (to be determined by the travel provider). Depending on the date of cancellation, you may be charged for the entire program cost.
  • If cancellation occurs 30 days or less before departure, there will be no refund. Students may be billed for the entire program cost, including the $150 administrative fee, even if their SCU student account has not yet been billed at the time of cancellation.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.