Full scholarship opportunity in the 2019 Public Health in Colombia program

We are offering one full scholarship place on the course which will be run by the Institute of Public Health at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia, in summer 2019. In addition, we will also be providing a 50% scholarship of $1,950 USD to the runner up with the same deadline of Saturday, December 1st, 2018. We would be delighted to connect with Tulane students, and I would be grateful if you could share this information with them or let me know how best to get in touch.

Public Health in Colombia, Summer 2019

This four-week course, “The Colombian Healthcare System and Public Health in Colombia” will guide students and professionals within the field of Public Health, Global Health, Community Health, Healthcare Management and other interested disciplines, through an exploration of public health in Colombia from an international, inter- disciplinary and inter-cultural perspective.

Students will have a unique opportunity to explore the post-conflict socio-political situation in Colombia, the Colombian healthcare system, and the public health challenges that the country faces both in general and in relation to the post-conflict environment. Students will also learn how population dynamics have affected health services’ delivery and public health within the framework of the Colombian General Health- related Social Security System (SGSSS).

Taught in English, the academic program will be split between morning lectures from the Institute of Public Health’s impressive faculty, as well as guest lectures from PUJ faculty in medicine, psychology, political science and other social science disciplines, who have professional expertise in each particular topic. The afternoons include site visits to organizations that participate in or support public health activities in Colombia. These site visits can be used to launch research projects and develop a network of contacts in the Public Health field in Bogota.

The program is arranged as a package from Monday, June 10th– Friday, July 5th, 2019 that includes supervised bed and breakfast accommodation (a private room in modern university halls of residence), an airport transfer on arrival in Bogota, and a busy supplementary calendar of social activities and excursions at evenings and weekends to enable students to explore Colombia and its culture during their stay.

Scholarship information

Red Tree Study is offering one full scholarship to the value of $3,900 USD for participation in the 2019 Public Health in Colombia program. We are looking for applicants who are enthusiastic, hardworking, and interested in learning about the practical challenges of delivering Public Health programs in Latin America.

  • In addition, Red Tree Study will provide one 50% scholarship to the value of $1,950 USD.
  • Applications are open to students enrolled on a full-time academic degree course (at undergraduate or graduate level) for this academic year (2018/19).
  • To be considered, the student must submit the completed scholarship application form and the accompanying academic reference by December 1st, 2018 in order to apply for the funding.
  • The final selection will be made by María Teresa Domínguez and Theresa Fedor, the lead faculty members for the course from the Institute of Public Health.
  • Red Tree Study will announce the scholarship recipient(s) the second week of January 2019. Applicants will be notified of the outcome via email.

The scholarship winner will be joining students from prestigious universities in the USA, the UK and Canada who study with us in Colombia each summer. We have hosted candidates from Columbia, UPenn, Vanderbilt, Cornell, Georgetown, Syracuse, NYU, USC, UCL, Imperial College London, and many more. To learn more about the program, you can hear directly from our students through these student reviews and see the experience through our photo gallery.

For further information about the course go to www.redtreestudy.com/javeriana or email info@redtreestudy.com to request an application form

Thank you very much for the help -we look forward to receiving applications from Tulane. Please let me know if I can answer any questions you may have.

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