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Public Health Majors: Study Abroad Options

If you’re a Public Health major and you’re considering enrolling directly at a university abroad through an Interstudy program, you might feel a bit lost when it comes to finding courses to take during your semester. Considering Public Health is a relatively new, multidisciplinary major at American colleges and universities, we suggest that you keep an open mind when looking for appropriate courses abroad. Think about looking across disciplines, like Anthropology, Psychology, Statistics, Biology, Sociology, Economics, and even Philosophy and Religion. There may be relevant courses for your major all over the place! You’ll want to take some time to read the course descriptions, and talk with your academic adviser at home, to make sure your choosing appropriate options.

And most of all, Interstudy is here to help! We have created a NEW Major Information Sheet specifically for Public Health Majors. Also, don’t hesitate to call us at 800.663.1999 or email at studyabroad@interstudy.org if you ever have questions. We love to help!

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Cape Town in 300 Words (Not an Easy Task)

 

Somehow I’ve been here for over a month already, and I can’t decide if I feel like I’ve been here forever or no time at all. South Africa is an amazing, confusing, beautiful and often frustrating place. Just on the short ride from the airport to where we stay near UCT campus, we passed townships of tiny tin shacks, suburbs reminiscent of the U.S., and the modern skyline of Cape Town flanking the coast, all set on the impressive backdrop of Table Mountain. I remember thinking, through a disorienting fog of jetlag that turned out to linger for almost a week, that I had never seen such a seemingly disjointed country. Read more

From Mandela, with Love

A funny response from Nelson Mandela on his Valentine’s Day plans. He’s a busy man, people!

“Unfortunately my tight programme does not allow me to find time to celebrate Valentine’s Day either today or in future.” – Nelson Mandela.

Read the entire transcript here: http://www.nelsonmandela.org/index.php/news/article/note_on_valentines_day/

Feeling At Ease in Ireland

As my second month in Ireland begins to unfold, I can finally begin to say that Dublin is starting to feel comfortable and more like home.   When I embarked on this journey a little more than a month ago, I understood I would experience many cultural differences; however, I was pleasantly surprised to find that these cultural similarities and differences have affected my time in Ireland in a very positive manner! Read more