International Travel Opportunity for 2019_Kerala India, Information Session 4/30/18 Room 2E06

April 9, 2018

**Information session 4/30/18 at 12:15 Room 2E06

Interprofessional Exploration of Health, and Mental Health in a Global Context
Kerala, India 
2018-2019

Faculty leads: Joan Pittman, MSW, PhD, School of Social Work
Deborah Gioia, MSSW, PhD, School of Social Work
Flavius Lilly, PhD, MA, MPH, Senior Associate Dean, Graduate School

UMB social work, nursing, pharmacy and public health students will learn about different and similar models of mental health and health care practices in India and the United States. The course includes participation in the Dyuti 2019 International Conference at Rajagiri College in Kerala, India. While in India, students and faculty will visit social service, mental health, and health programs in Kerala to meet with consumers and providers. Through small group discussions, assignments, and journaling, students will have opportunities to learn how different cultures approach issues of health, and mental health. 

Social work students who are accepted will be registered for course SOWK 705 as part of their Spring 2019 course load. Thus they will be eligible for financial aid for the course expenses. 
Nursing and public health students can either sign up for SOWK 705 (through School cross listings) or see if independent credit is available through their respective schools. If so, nursing and public health students might also be eligible for student loan support. 

Cost:
A grant from UMB’s Center for Global Education Initiatives has been allocated for some of the travel expenses. The estimated cost for each student will be between $2500-$3000, which includes airfare, visa, tours, transportation, guides, housing and meals. 

Important Dates: 
Pre-travel required classes: 
• Wednesday, October 10th, 6-9pm, UMB SSW
• Saturday, November 3rd, 9am-12:30 pm, UMB SSW
• Monday, December 10th, 12-2pm, UMB SSW


Travel dates: 
• January 6th – 20th 
Spring meetings: 
• Debriefing meeting Tuesday, January 29th, 6-8pm, UMB SSW
• Group presentation to the campus community in February or March, TBA

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