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*Davidson College - Zambia (Summer)
Mwandi, Zambia (Outgoing )
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer
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Fees and other costs (click on the term -->) Summer
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 10/15/2018 11/09/2018 TBA TBA
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Minimum GPA:
2.5
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Language of Instruction:
English
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Language Prerequisite:
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Class Eligibility: 02-Sophomore, 03 - Junior Disciplines of Courses Available: Biology
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Davidson in Zambia







Program Overview
Zambia programThe summer program in Mwandi, Zambia offers students experiences in healthcare delivery and global health in Mwandi, Zambia. Mwandi is a community of approximately 10,000 residents and is located on the northern fringes of the Kalahari Desert along the Zambezi River. It is approximately 150 miles west of Livingstone, Zambia and Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Student participating in this experience learn about the cultural, economic, environmental, and political factors that influence the health of this Zambian community. While in Mwandi, students attend rounds and do rotations through various departments in the hospital under the supervision of health care workers. They also have the opportunity to travel to rural health centers in the hospital catchment area, where they help with immunization programs. The program includes a service component which usually includes volunteering time and labor for hospital or mission projects while in Zambia. Students also learn a great deal about the Lozi culture by participating in activities at church and the Orphan and Vulnerable Children's Project.


Academics
The Mwandi program begins in the spring semester with several meetings to prepare students for the month-long program in Zambia. Students are assigned readings that introduce them to Zambia and provide an overview of global health issues specific to sub Saharan Africa. The Mwandi component of the Biology 368 course/experience includes clinic rotations in the hospital and afternoon classes. Students collaborate on a research project focusing on improving health care in resource-limited environments while in Zambia and during the fall semester. Fall course work includes preparing a reflective photo essay and completing the group research project.


Zambia programOther Program Highlights
  • Exploring Livingstone, Zambia
    • Experiencing the wonder of Victoria Falls
    • Visiting Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park
    • Learning about Zambia history at the Livingstone Museum
    • Shopping at local and craft markets
    • Optional: Bungee jumping, zip lining, or swinging from Vic Falls bridge
  • Three-day safari at Chobe National Wildlife Park, Botswana
  • Sunset cruise on the Zambezi River

Housing and Meals
  • Livingstone, Zambia and Botswana: hotels
  • Mwandi: Shared rooms in guest house

Admission Requirements
Victoria Falls
Open to all Davidson students who are in good standing in all areas. For academics, ‘good standing’ is defined in this case as having a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher (exceptions may be made in certain circumstances). The application process includes an interview.

Contact Information
Professor Verna Case, Program Director
Department of Biology
vecase@davidson.edu
704-894-2327

Visa Warning: Passports often must be surrendered as part of the
visa application process. Since it may take up to 90 days to receive a visa and have your passport returned to you, participating in consecutive study abroad programs in different countries, particularly between summer and fall, may be problematic or impossible.

Davidson College and consulate staffers cannot guarantee that a visa will be granted by a foreign government in any circumstance or in any time frame. International students should schedule a consultation with the International Student Adviser to discuss their visa status.                                                                  
                                                                      
Davidson College reserves the right to cancel or modify part or all of a study abroad program should changing circumstances make it necessary to do so. In cases where the college has security concerns, the program director and the Dean Rusk Program Director will gather information and make a recommendation to the Dean of Faculty. The dean will take a decision to the president, who retains ultimate authority to decide whether or not a particular Davidson-sponsored trip should proceed.

Davidson admits qualified students without discrimination of race, color, religion, national origin, age, handicap, gender, or sexual preference.


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