Boston University School of Public Health has partnered with the School for Field Studies to offer an exciting field study opportunity in Kimana, Kenya.
School for Field Studies
Kilimanjaro Bush Camp, Kenya
Credits: 6 Credits
Dates: May 27 to July 1, 2013
Prerequisites: Epidemiology & Biostatistics core courses
Tuition & Fees: $7,990
Room & Board: $1500
Accommodations, meals, Nairobi
airport pick up and drop off, in-country transportation, and course materials. Participants pay cost of flight, visa, and Kenya pupil pass. National park entrance fees may cost extra. Students are encouraged to purchase a competitively priced flight through SFS.
*Twenty-five BUSPH Students will receive a $3,000 Santander Universities Kenya Program Scholarship.
Open to all BUSPH students enrolled in an
MPH program or public health track. Undergraduate students are not eligible.
Applications available at:
Applications will be accepted from Dec. 7, 2012 until Feb. 15, 2013 (early applications encouraged).
For Questions, Contact:
Emily Jump via
|This five-week course in Kenya focuses on community health as it relates to the predominantly indigenous Maasai and other tribes residing at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro. These communities face many new health challenges, including a rise in sanitation-related and water-borne diseases, infant and childhood illnesses, and HIV/AIDS. This year, we will conduct monitoring and evaluation of the Community Health Worker Program, which is part of the Kenyan Ministry of Health's Community Health Strategy. Students will collect and analyze data to examine community health improvements as a result of the Community Health Strategy. Students will present results of the data collection and analysis to local Maasai leaders and other stakeholders.
Successful completion of this program meets the MPH practicum requirement for eligible BUSPH students. Because the program integrates fieldwork, data collection, analysis, findings, and a final presentation to the community, there is no additional practicum process required.
|In the five week course, students will:
- Implement a research project from soup to nuts: train in survey techniques, field-based data collection, analysis, report writing, and presentation.
- Complete the equivalent of an international health consultancy with the support of knowledgeable faculty, dedicated staff, and a network of committed classmates.
- Make field visits to community health and development programs.
- Work and study with MPH students from Kenya Public Health Programs.
- Experience rural African life in a unique cultural and environmental area.
- Safari to Amboseli National Park.
Santander Universities Kenya Program Scholarship: Twenty-five BUSPH students will receive a $3,000 Santander Kenya Program Scholarship to help cover the cost of room and board, and flight. There is no separate application necessary to be eligible for this funding.
“Very challenging, be prepared to get dirty, be prepared to work in a group, be prepared for the experience of your life (2010).”
Applications for the Kenya Program will be accepted from December 7, 2012 until February 15, 2013. Students are encouraged to apply early. For directions on how to apply and application materials, go here.