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Global Intensive Experiences

Offered during academic breaks (such as Spring Break, Winter Break and before/after Spring and Fall semesters), Global Intensive Experiences are embedded as part of a semester course at ASU, or added on at the end or beginning of a session A or B course. Participants will be in class with other ASU students. These intensive field experiences abroad incorporate excursions and field trips to afford students an opportunity to connect their studies to international themes for credit. Each Global Intensive Experience ranges from seven to 12 days.

Description

Spend two glorious weeks in Paris, France over Winter Break learning about the history of health care in one of the most beautiful and cultured cities in the world! Follow the historical development of modern medicine and its evolution to contemporary health issues, using medical art and artifacts as a contextual framework. Visit the Institut Pasteur, Université de Paris, Le Musée Ofrila, Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie and more!

Academics

Students will take one or more of the following courses for a total of 3-9 credits:

  • MED 300:  Historical and Contemporary Issues in Health (3) General Studies: L. Fulfills Medical Studies core course, Health Sciences core course, Science of Health Care Delivery breadth elective
  •  HCD 422: Health Disparities (3) Fulfills Medical Studies breadth elective, Health Sciences community-based health outcomes track
  • HCD 332: U.S. Health Care Legislation (3) Fulfills Science of Health Care Delivery core course, Health Sciences health legislation track, Medical Studies breadth elective
  • CHS 499: Individualized Instruction (3) Fulfills CHS upper division elective credit

Course Format

MED 300:  Historical and Contemporary Issues in Health (3): The course will be taught as an i-course during the Session C Fall 2017. The study abroad portion of the program will take place in Paris, France over Winter Break 2017.

HCD 422: Health Disparities (3) and HCD 332: U.S. Health Legislation (3): These courses will be taught as on-ground classes during the Session C Fall 2017. The study abroad portion of the program will take place in Paris, France over Winter Break 2017.

HCD 332: U.S. Health Legislation (3): This course will also be taught as an i-course during the Session B Fall 2017. The study abroad portion of the program will take place in Paris, France over Winter Break 2017.

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Description

Students will live in the heart of London while exploring major points in medical history, public health, and health policy. Solidify your understanding of how the current health care system is structured and how health care reform takes shape through visits to centers of medicine and law. Then experience the city’s diversity through cultural excursions, food, and shopping!

Academics

Students must enroll in HCD 422, HCD 332, CHS 499, or HCD 521 to be eligible for this program. The optional GIE will take the place of a final assignment/exam.

Undergraduate

Students can take one or more of the following courses for a total of 3-9 credits:

  • HCD 422: Health Disparities and Access to Health* (3) Fulfills BS Medical Studies breadth elective OR BS Health Sciences Community-Based Health Outcomes track
  • HCD 332: Health Care Legislation* (3) Fulfills BS Science of Health Care Delivery core course OR BS Health Sciences Health Legislation track OR BS Medical Studies breadth elective
  • CHS 499: Individualized Instruction* (3) Fulfills upper division elective credit

Graduate

  • HCD 521: Law and Health Promotion (3) Fulfills elective for MS Science of Health Care Delivery

Course Format

HCD 422: Health Disparities (3) and HCD 332: Health Care Legislation (3): These courses will be taught in person during Session C in Spring 2018. The study abroad portion will take place in London, England during the two weeks following the end of the Spring semester (May 13 – 27, 2018).

CHS 499: Individualized Instruction (3): This course will be taught as an iCourse during Session C in Spring 2018. The study abroad portion will take place in London, England during the two weeks following the end of the Spring semester (May 13 – 27, 2018).
 
HCD 521: Law and Health Promotion (3): This course will be taught in person during Session B in Spring 2018. The study abroad portion will take place in London, England during the two weeks following the end of the Spring semester (May 13 – 27, 2018).

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Description

This course analyzes the Mediterranean lifestyle (food and eating practices) in Italy from a historical/cultural, scientific, and sociological perspective with the goal of adapting it to our own lives and communities in the U.S.

  • March 4 - March 11, 2018
  • Experience the Mediterranean diet and lifestyle of Southern Italy at the Gateway of the Amalfi Coast:  Sorrento
  • Trips to farms, food producers, markets, and a traditional Neapolitan pizzeria
  • Cooking class and dinner
  • Tours of Naples, Pompeii, and the Amalfi Coast

Academics

Students will register for one of the following courses for 1 or 3 credits:

  • ITA 394/SLC 394/NTR 394: Food and Culture: The Mediterranean Lifestyle in Italy (3 credits) (fulfills CLAS Science and Society requirement)
  • ITA 494/NTR 494: The Mediterranean Lifestyle of Southern Italy (1 credit)

Course Format

There are three ways to participate in this Global Intensive Experience (GIE) over Spring Break 2018 (March 4-11 2018)

  • Students can do a one-credit practicum of ITA 494/NTR 494 The Mediterranean Lifestyle of Southern Italy (March 4-March 11, 2018).  Preference will be given to students who have already taken ITA 394/NTR 394:  Food and Culture:  The Mediterranean Lifestyle in Italy
  • Students can take Professor Vitullo's in-person section of the three-credit ITA 394/NTR 394 Food and Culture:  The Mediterranean Lifestyle in Italy in Spring Session A. The GIE will be embedded in this course, and the course will meet twice a week for 50 minutes. 
  • Students can take Professor Vitullo's icourse/ocourse of the three-credit ITA 394/NTR 394 Food and Culture:  The Mediterranean Lifestyle in Italy in Spring Session A.  The GIE will be embedded in this course. 

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Faculty-Directed Programs

Faculty-Directed program courses are created and taught primarily by ASU faculty. Participants enroll directly in one or more ASU courses offered on the program, and will be in class with other ASU students. Offered primarily during the summer sessions, each faculty-directed program focuses on a certain academic discipline with students earning direct ASU course credit, and incorporates excursions and field trips to give students the opportunity to explore and learn about their host country. University, major, elective and internship credit may be earned through participation in a faculty-directed program.

Description

This program will allow students to experience real world examples of cultural food variations in Denmark, Sweden, and Norway from both a current day and historical perspective.  Experiencing these climates will allow students to evaluate food availability and how this relates to nutrition and food choices.  Comparison of these scenarios in Scandinavia and specifically with the Sami culture to their hometown environment will allow students understand the impact in various cultural aspects (religion, ethnicity, availability) allowing students to develop empathetic and practical guidance to patients or clients in their chosen careers.

Academics

  • NTR 348 – Cultural Aspects of Food (3)
    Fulfils general studies requirements:  SB, C and G
  • HSC 498 – Special Topic: Health Risks and Healthcare in Denmark, Sweden and Norway (3)

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Description

Faculty in CLAS and CHS will facilitate historical perspectives on science, medicine, and art in Florence, Italy. Italian museums house unique exhibits that illustrate the historical relevance of (and connection between) medicine, science and art. Students will learn through the same experiential opportunities which will include visits to museums and libraries, among other places. Through these experiential learning excursions, students will share perspectives across disciplinary boundaries and gain an appreciation for the integration of science and humanities.

Academics

Students will enroll in a total of 6 credits for this program

  • MED 300: Historical and Contemporary Issues in Health (3)
    General Studies L. Fulfills CHS upper division literacy requirement and may be selected as an upper division elective.
  • ENG 469: Science and Literature (3)
    General Studies L or HU.
  • CHS 499: Individualized Instruction (3 - 6)
    Fulfills CHS upper division elective credit. Students may cross-list for ENG 469.
  • ENG 499: Individualized Instruction (3 - 6)
    Fulfills CLS upper division elective credit. Students may cross-list for MED 300

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Description

London's many celebrated historical sites include Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, the Tower of Australia’s unique and complex health care system includes numerous primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention programs.  These programs focus on various health issues and are implemented in a variety of multicultural communities, including indigenous settings.  On the international platform, Australia has lower than average expenditures on health coupled with higher than average life expectancies (Grattan Institute, 2014), but still faces challenges in the public health arena.  These challenges are being addressed through a variety of innovative public health programs, which will be explored during the Down Under study abroad experience. Students will have the opportunity to discover, observe, and acquire knowledge related to program planning, implementation, and evaluation in community health education settings in Australia.

Academics

  • EXW 454: Health Promotion Planning and Implementation (3)
  • EXW 456: Health Promotion Program Evaluation (3)

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Description

During this program, students will visit Madrid, Barcelona, Florence, and parts of Tuscany to study nutrition, culture, and the cuisine of this region and how consumption of a "Mediterranean Diet" may affect health. Students will participate in cooking classes, take excursions to farms, olive oil, wine, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, and balsamic vinegar manufacturers. Students will also have guided tours of food markets and other popular tourist destinations.

We will explore food and nutrition in Spain and Italy from production to consumption, and compare Spanish and Italian habits with those of the United States.  Through lectures, field trips, guest speakers and hands-on workshops students will study the Mediterranean Diet in depth—its components and evidence of its health consequences with the goal of developing nutrition and health communication materials for selected target audiences.

Academics

  • NTR 348 – Cultural Aspects of Food (3)
    Fulfils general studies requirements:  SB, C and G
  • NTR 351 – Nutrition and Health Communication
    Fulfils general studies L requirement

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Description

  • Study happiness healthy lifestyles on a small, serene Greek Island
  • Learn why Ikaria has been designated a Blue Zone, one of the five areas where the greatest percentage of people live into their 100s
  • Visits to a local festival, hot springs, beaches, winery, honey house, yoga/meditation center, and more
  • Live the low-stress, slow-paced, social, physically active, happy, and healthy lifestyles of Ikarians
  • Learn directly from the Ikarian centenarians what they consider to be the secrets to happiness, healthy aging, and longevity

Academics

  • HCD 498: Happiness in the Blue Zones (3)
    HCD 412: Health Issues in Later Life (3)

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Description

Students will learn Australian methodology in sports nutrition, sports medicine, physiotherapy, and athletic training and compare them to practices in the United States. Through lectures, field trips, guest speakers and direct observation, students will study many aspects associated with supporting athletes and athletic performance. Nutrition support and education of athletes in Australia will be compared to those in the United States. At the end of this program, students will be more familiar with Australian sports and the professions that conduct research and support athletic performance. Students will draw comparisons with those in the United States and be able to apply these concepts in global settings.

Academics

  • NTR 457 – Sports Nutrition
  • KIN 454 – Exercise Immunology

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