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W&M Summer- Antigua
St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda
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|Program Type:||WM Sponsored Summer||Host Institution:||American University of Antigua|
|Language of Instruction:||English||WM/Reves Scholarships:||Yes|
|Credit Type:||WM Credit||Admission Requirements:||Good Academic Standing|
|Class Status:||1- Freshman, 2- Sophomore, 3- Junior||Program Goal:||Study Abroad|
|Housing Options:||Standard Student Dorm||Prerequisites:||One-credit course taken at W&M|
|CISI Medical Insurance:||Coverage included in program fee|
Summer 2015 will be the second year of a William & Mary Summer Study Abroad program in conjunction with the American University of Antigua. This partnership with AUA's College of Medicine, which states in its web-site that it is “committed to meeting the healthcare needs of diverse communities in the United States and globally”, provides an excellent opportunity for William & Mary students, particularly the many undergraduates who have expressed an interest in health professions, to experience the pre-med milieu in a Caribbean culture. The program will be jointly organized and taught by Ray McCoy, Professor of Kinesiology and Health Sciences and Jobila Williams-Sy, who served as the Associate Director/Director of Academic Advising at W&M (2006-2012) and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Educational Enhancement Department at AUA, where she teaches educational enhancement and study skills techniques to medical school students and pre-medical undergraduates. Throughout this program, she will offer cultural immersion experiences and arrange a guest speaker series that will expose students to Antigua, which not only represents one of the most beautiful locations in the world, but also 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. 2015 courses will include:
KINE 303, Human Anatomy, is designed to provide the student with a detailed view of the human body. Emphasis will be placed on the skeletal, articular, muscular, cardiorespiratory, and nervous systems of the body. The digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems are also covered. Laboratory experiences include cadaver dissection.
KINE 460, Biomechanics of Human Movement in Antiqua, will focus on the mechanical evaluation of human movement. Fundamental mechanical principles affecting human movement during locomotion and a variety of daily and sports activities such as walking, hiking, cycling, swimming, kayaking, and wind surfing will be examined. Techniques and methods of mechanical analysis, quantitative video analysis, isometric muscle force, electromyography, and research evaluation are incorporated into laboratory projects.
The cultural immersion trips and excursions will include an initial introductory excursion 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 clinical shadowing in local clinics which will provide students with hands-on experience 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. For example, a trip to Barbuda will expose students to a less-developed portion of the twin-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda, and ethical and socio-cultural concerns such as waste management issues that highlight critical health concerns and potential threats of contamination of the island’s largest export – lobster. In addition, students may 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.
There is a required 1 credit course to be taken in Spring 2015, which you will be registered for following your acceptance into the program. 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 questions. The scheduling of this course will be dependent on the class times possible for the program participants.
Students will live in dormitories while in Antigua.
The Reves Center advisor for Antigua summer program is Molly DeStafney, email@example.com.
American University of Antigua College of Medicine
Professor of Kinesiology & Health Sciences
Arrival date: June 6, 2015
Departure date: July 11, 2015
Application ($75): February 2
Deposit ($500): March 6
Final payment: April 1
W&M students in good academic standing
Recommended attendance at Reves Center pre-departure orientation.
Spring '15 1 credit course
The courses taught this summer are:KINE 303, Human Anatomy and KINE 460, Biomechanics of Human Movement. All students are required to take both courses. Students will earn 6 credits of Kinesiology credit. Grades will appear on W&M transcript and will be included in GPA calculations.
2015 program fee: $5,325
A $75 application fee applies, to be paid to the Bursar’s Office. Students are responsible for airfare and some meals.
Reves Summer Scholarships are available.
Non-William & Mary students are also eligible to apply.
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