Public Health in Mexico
Are you interested in learning more about public health issues around the world? Are you passionate about making a difference in people's lives and wellbeing? This 3 week program explores the development and maintenance of the Mexican health system in the context of how developing countries manage their health systems. The program also looks at community health – Universidad de La Salle, the host university, has excellent linkages with community organisations working in some of the poorer areas of Mexico City. This allows participants to get a feel for the 'front line' of dealing with health issues in a developing country.
The academic class components will cover various topics about health care development and practice in Mexico. There are 36 hours of academic classes, seminars and guest lectures. There is also a minimum of 23 hours of practical visits.
Spanish language proficiency is not required.
Name of Program
Public Health in Mexico
Mid-Year: 8 July 2019
Mid-Year: 26 July 2019
Over the duration of the program you will discover many of Mexico City's most famous places, as well as some of the more intimate nooks and crannies of this vast, diverse city. La Salle's tour guide, Arnaldo, is absolutely revered – described universally as 'a walking book'. He is dynamic and engaging and not a detail is missed during his tours!
Some of the places you will visit are:
In addition, La Salle University will organise a Mexican cooking class and a Salsa lesson for you to immerse yourself into the Mexican culture!
Homestay; twin-share room with one other student from the program
To be negotiated on a case by case basis. The Public Health in Mexico course gets full credit for the unit Public Health 400285 or an unspecified 10 credit points (i.e. an elective worth 10cp).
Scholarships and Benefits
In an effort to support your participation in the Public Health in Mexico program we have identified a few opportunities for financial assistance. Note that you will only need to apply for these once
Option 1: Western Sydney University Student Mobility Travel Grant
The university offers students participating in a short course up to $500 to support their travel. All necessary information can be found on the Before I Go.
Option 2: OS-Help Loan
OS-HELP is not a grant/scholarship, but it is an option that we would like to bring to your attention. Eligible students can receive a deferred loan for $4000 or $8149 which is added to your existing HECS-HELP debt. Further information can be found on the OS-HELP webpage.
The program cost is $5185 (TBC) and includes:
You pay extra for:
How To Apply
STEP 1: Register Your Interest
STEP 2: Apply for Academic Approval
STEP 3: Apply for OS-HELP
STEP 4: Complete the 'Before I Go' Online Checklist