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W&M Summer- Antigua
St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda
|Homepage:||Click to visit|
|Study Abroad Advisor:||Sarah Mullen (firstname.lastname@example.org)||Program Type:||WM Sponsored Summer|
|Language of Instruction:||English||Host Institution:||American University of Antigua|
|Credit Type:||WM Credit||Prerequisites:||One-credit course taken at W&M|
|Housing Options:||Standard Student Dorm|
* The Antigua program will not run Summer 2016.
Antigua is an island in the West Indies and, along with the island of Barbuda, makes up the twin-island country of Antigua and Barbuda. The white sandy beaches and clear water surrounding Antigua have made the island an immensely popular holiday destination. The American University of Antigua, founded in 2004, is located in Saint John's, the capitol and largest city on the island.
The Antigua prgram is run in conjunction with the American University of Antigua. This partnership with AUA's College of Medicine provides an excellent opportunity for students interested in health professions to experience the pre-medical milieu in a Caribbean culture. Throughout the program, students will have cultural immersion experiences, such as a guest speaker series that exposes students to Antigua, which has a rich and complex history of West African, European, and Amerindian culture. Students will have an opportunity to learn about historical influences that compose today’s Antiguan culture and how these cultural aspects interconnect with issues in health sciences, including the role of homeopathic and traditional medicine in modern Antiguan healthcare.
Excursions will include an introductory tour of the island and extra-curricular events which will aim to immerse students in Antiguan culture, expand their understanding of health sciences internationally, and broaden their exposure to issues in health found within a developing, tropical environment. Cultural experiences may include shadowing in local clinics which will provide students with hands-on experience in interacting with clients from diverse backgrounds, as well as historically and environmentally-themed tours that lay a contextual foundation and introduce students to components of Antigua that impact multiple facets of human and environmental health. A trip to Barbuda will expose students to a less-developed portion of the twin-island nation, and the ethical and socio-cultural concerns such as waste management issues that highlight critical health concerns and potential threats of contamination to the island’s largest export – lobster. Students may also engage in community outreach activities, such as volunteer opportunities with local health and sports-affiliated organizations which will allow students to apply concepts discussed in Health Ethics and Play Sport and Culture.
Students will live in dormitories while in Antigua.
All students will be enrolled in two 3 credit courses to be determined in the Fall of 2016 for Summer 2017. The proram focus is health sciences.
There is a required 1 credit course to be taken the Spring semester prior to departure, which you will be registered for following program acceptance. This course is designed specifically for students going on the summer program and is intended to enhance your cross-cultural understanding of Antigua and to cover a variety of pre-departure information. The scheduling of this course is dependent on the class times possible for program participants.
Courses are taught by W&M faculty and faculty at the American University of Antigua. Grades will appear on W&M transcript and will be included in GPA calculations.
Arrival date: Early-June
Departure date: Late-July
Application ($75*): February 2017
Deposit ($500): March 2017
Final payment: April 2017
*A $75 application fee applies, to be paid to the Bursar’s Office. Please note that the application and deposit fees are non-refundable.
2015 program fee: $5,325
Students are responsible for airfare and some meals.
Reves Summer Scholarships are available for this program.
All College students in good academic standing.
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