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Zambia Cross-Cultural Course
Macha, Zambia
Program Terms: May Term
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Description:
Zambia CollageStudents can still inquire about spaces for this trip even though applications are no longer being accepted.

We will examine the history, geography and political environment, and culture of Zambia through books, formal and informal conversations, guest speakers, and visits to cultural and historical sites, and a weekend homestay. Since much time will be spent at Macha (Macha Mission Hospital, Malaria Research Trust), the course will especially focus on rural community life, rural community development, and international aid issues.  Zambia in general, and Macha as a microcosm, has been affected by the “big three” diseases of poverty (HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria).  Experience life among a welcoming community that has risen to these challenges!
Estimated Course Fee: $4,600

Faculty Biographies:

Dr. Larry Mylin is a Professor of Biology in the Department of Biological Sciences.  He routinely teach courses for majors, including introductory Molecular and Cellular Biology (BIOL 160), Microbiology for Healthcare Professions (BIOL 382), Molecular Biology (BIOL 413), and Immunology (BIOL 418).  He is active in research that seeks to understand how cellular immunity can control cancers.  He enjoys spending alternate May terms in Macha co-teaching the BIOL 218 course “Healthcare in the Developing World” with Dr. Phil Thuma (brother of Dr. Wanda Thuma-McDermond), so he is familiar with the people and customs of the Macha area.

Dr. Wanda Thuma-McDermond is 
an Associate Professor of Nursing with a specialty interest in Community/Public Health Nursing.  She was born and bred at Macha so she always welcomes the opportunity to share her “home village” with others.  Wanda has led five J-term Alternate Senior Practicums with nursing students (and others) to Macha, and also a more traditional cross-cultural course in May-June 2012.  Her passport is so full she has had to get extra pages, but is willing to fill those too since she believes the Zambian people around Macha can teach us so much.

Other Information:

Syllabus CC Zambia May 2014 web draft.pdf

Calander Working Draft May 2014 Zambia CC Trip.pdf

Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
This program is currently not accepting applications.