Panama MILA 2016

Interested in a hands-on Public Health experience?
Want a chance to apply your Spanish language skills?
Then the Panama MILA might be right for you. 

This spring we will be offering, for the second time, a MILA course that does just this: PBH-327 / SPN-327, Public Health in Practice: Panama, offers a solid base for the practice of public health and introduction to Spanish for healthcare and health outreach.  The semester-long course prepares you for a two-week trip to Panama, where you will have the opportunity to meet with  public health officers from the government and NGOs in urban, suburban, and rural environments, including a week spent doing fieldwork and interviews in the indigenous community of the Ngabe-Bugle. You will see how official policy meets the complicated reality of a diverse nation!


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