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UIS Programs: Public Health and Education in the Gambia

The Gambia, West Africa 2015

Gambia seminar

UIS will offer a 4-6 credit seminar on Public Health and Education in The Gambia in May/June of 2015.

Estimated program dates: May 20 to June 20.

The seminar is designed to help students gain international experience and to strengthen their academic careers. The program director will help students identify areas of interest and match them with a preceptor in The Gambia for hands-on field experience in public health, social sciences, agriculture, politics, education, laboratory sciences, environmental health, law, global studies, etc. Additionally, to give students a rounded experience, they will have the opportunity to tour of sites of historical and cultural significance, such as James Island (historic slave site), Katchkally (famous crocodile pool), Royal Victoria Teaching Hospitals, Cultural Museums, and Abuko Nature reserve. This is a once in a life-time opportunity.

The program fee for this trip will cover lodging, international air fare, transportation, some meals, entrance fees, and the entry visa. Estimated costs for the program fee are $4600. These costs do not include UIS Tuition and University Fees.

The program is open to all students and the public. Applicants need not be degree-seeking students at the University of Illinois Springfield.

For more information and application materials contact:

The Office of International Programs

University of Illinois at Springfield.

Phone number:  217 206 8319.



The Program Director: Professor Josiah Alamu –

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Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407



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