Zambia Clinical Shadowing Program
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SUMMER 2018. SEE HOW TO APPLY TAB FOR MORE INFORMATION.
This is a highly sought-after faculty-led program for pre-health students going into its fifth year. Students will have an opportunity to shadow various medical specialists for three weeks at Zambia's second largest hospital, Levy Mwanawasa Hospital in Lusaka, and tour surrounding urban clinics, as well as the USA Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Zambia. Students will also have an opportunity to tour the famous Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, take safari tours where they may see lions and cheetahs, and interact with Zambians for cultural enrichment.
BIO 3500-148 – Zambia Clinical Shadowing – 4 credits
BIO 3500-147 – Zambia Case Study – 2 credits
All students are strongly urged to attend a Faculty-led Study Abroad Financial Workshop prior to submitting the signed application to OiED. These workshops are held throughout the semester. We will answer your questions about program payment schedule, cancellation policy, financial aid and other funding sources, financial planning, and other related topics. ALL IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD IN THE PLEMMONS STUDENT UNION. Online and evening workshops are available on (TBD). For workshop dates and to register for a workshop, please click here.
Billable Program Cost: $ 3,236.23
Includes: in-country program transportation, lodging, international health and evacuation insurance, program events, all meals, and OIED/CCS administrative fee.
Estimated Additional Student Cost: $ 2,350.00***
Estimated costs include but are not limited to: airfare ($2000***
), entry visa ($50), and personal expenses ($300).
Undergraduate summer tuition for 2018 is estimated at $975 for 6 credits.
* Non-US citizens may need to apply for a visa before entering Zambia
** Tuition and fees for summer program are not included in this cost. Please go to this link
and scroll down to "Study Abroad Rates" to determine what tuition and fees you will be charged based on your individual status. Please note that summer tuition and fees are updated during the spring semester.
*** Students have the option to purchase airfare through the program. However, the cost of group travel is expected to be higher than the cost of purchasing airfare individually. Students choosing to purchase airfare individually will be provided a suggested itinerary at one of the orientation sessions.
Appalachian reserves the right to cancel or alter the program format or to change costs in case of conditions beyond the university's control. Further details about Appalachian's withdrawal/cancellation policy can be found at this link.
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If you plan to use any form of financial aid (loans, grants, scholarships) to participate in a short-term, faculty-led education abroad program, we strongly recommend that you take the following steps before applying to the program:
- Complete your FAFSA for the academic year in which the program is offered. Please be mindful of Financial Aid deadlines!
- Visit the Office of Financial Aid's website at http://financialaid.appstate.edu/study-abroad. Read all the information carefully and print the Study Abroad Agreement Form for the appropriate term that you are requesting an increase in financial aid due to studying abroad.
- Go to the Office of Financial Aid on the second floor of the JET Building to discuss your financial aid eligibility with Kim Overcash or Laura Sullivan PRIOR to applying to the program.
The international component of this course will run from 6/7/2018 (date of departure from the US) to 6/29/2018.
Approximately 12 meetings during the Spring semester 2018; dates and times TBD.
Dr. Chishimba (Nathan) Mowa
Professor, Department of Biology
Dr. Chishimba Nathan Mowa is a Professor of Physiology and Endocrinology in the Department of Biology and initiated the first global health internship at Appalachian State University for pre-health students in 2011 to South Africa and later Zambia. To date more than 90 students from Appalachian State University have participated in the program. Dr. Mowa is also an active researcher and publisher. His research focus is in reproductive biology, specifically cervical remodeling and its impact on preterm labor and has recently developed interest in examining the therapeutic application of a tropical plant, Moringa oleifera, in inflammation-related disorders.
How to Apply
- CONTACT THE FACULTY DIRECTOR(S) TO DISCUSS THE PROGRAM
- SUBMIT YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION
- Log in to AppalNET/Banner Self-Service.
- Select the "Direct Link to Web Self-Service" using your AppState username and password.
- Select the Student Tab.
- Scroll down and click on the "Faculty-Led Study Abroad Application Packet*" link.
- Select the program-specific application form from the programs drop-down menu.
- Fill out, save, and submit the online application.
- PRINT, SIGN, AND DATE THE PAPER APPLICATION FORM
- PAY THE NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT
- Walk to the Office of Student Accounts, located on the 2nd floor of the John E. Thomas building.
- Give the name and term of your program to the Cashier who will look up the deposit charge on your account (e.g., Poland COM Summer 1).
- Pay the non-refundable deposit by check, cash, debit card, or money order. Please note that Student Accounts can no longer accept credit card payments in person, but they can take credit card payments online. Online credit and debit card payments are subject to a non-refundable 2.75% transaction fee.
- BRING YOUR SIGNED PAPER APPLICATION TO OIED
- Walk to the Office of International Education and Development (OIED), located on the 3rd floor of Plemmons Student
Union, Suite 321.
- OIED will make your enrollment official upon reception of your signed paper application and verification of deposit payment.
All students are strongly urged to attend a Faculty-led Study Abroad Financial Workshop prior to submitting the signed application to OiED. These workshops are held throughout the semester. We will answer your questions about program payment schedule, cancellation policy, financial aid and other funding sources, financial planning, and other related topics. ALL IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD IN THE PLEMMONS STUDENT UNION. Online and evening workshops are available on (TBD). For workshop dates and to register for a workshop, please click here
You will NOT be enrolled in the program until you have completed all 5 steps above.
You are strongly encouraged to share the information contained in the Faculty-Led Education Abroad Program Online Student Application Form with your family and loved ones (including the Student Handbook), before submitting your application.
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION:
Programs are open until full. If a program is full, the Faculty-led Education Abroad Program online student application form for that program will be deactivated and you will no longer be able to apply. The application deadline is 03/15/2018 at the latest.
Appalachian reserves the right to cancel or alter the program format or to change costs in case of conditions beyond the university's control.