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Lauren Mittelman Honors 100 10/27/13 Summary of my interview with Monica: Monica is a Gender and Womens studies major,

and passionate about womens role in the human race. She said that we are 50 percent of the world population, but are a minority. This shouldnt be, because we are absolutely not a demographic minority. She is interested in the empowerment of women, and domestic violence and violence against women is upsetting to Monica. She is interesting in SARVA and working for women in foreign countries. Monica is also interested in environmental and forest studies. She loves to hike because it makes her feel healthy and beautiful, and wants to protect the place that helps her feel so free. She went on a pilgrimage in Spain, which furthered her love for the outdoors. My thoughts and general advice: I think Monicas passions are very unique and she has so much opportunity to go out into the world and make a true difference. There is absolutely a way to combine working with women and their safety and empowerment, especially abroad. Working outdoors is also a possible tie-in, although working directly to protect the environment and working to protect women might be a more challenging combination. I found a study abroad program in focuses on Health Education and Outreach to Women in Urban and Rural developing Zambia. It absolutely has an aspect of outdoorsiness althought it is not directly working to protect the environment. Location: Lusaka, Chipata and Mfuwe, Zambia

This Summer Session A course is an interdisciplinary course designed to introduce students from a wide variety of academic backgrounds to the socio-economic, political, and health challenges faced by Zambians who work hard to make a living in a contemporary developing nation. After 45 years of independence from British colonial rule, the government of Zambia and a large international donor community continues to struggle to help Zambians meet their most basic needs. Our month long program in Zambia will include living and working in three separate field sites. Our focus will be to collaborate with our Zambian counterparts (University of Zambia students, community healthcare workers, nursing students and international donor

agencies) who are promoting health outcomes in capital city, small town and rural village Zambia.

Upon arrival in Zambia, the group will be oriented to the climate, geography, people and cultures of Zambia through guest lectures and day trips to various sites. Following these orientation sessions, we will waste no time in becoming acquainted with the variety of organizations that are working in the fields of healthcare and health education, and will have the opportunity to learn about such organizations from scholars in the field, local leaders of these organizations, as well as the Zambians who participate and/or receive support from these organizations. We will do so in, Lusaka, Chipata, and Mfuwe. Students will see for themselves the contrasts between urban, small town, and rural life. At various points on our journey, students will: Program Goals:

Understand the history, concepts, trends, issues and implications of development in post-colonial Sub-Saharan Africa. Understand the opportunities and challenges that development presents to local populations in Sub-Saharan Africa. Understand first-hand the profound impact that development groups may or may not be having on the communities in which they operate. Understand the increasing and varied demands placed on Zambians by stakeholders in the development industry with regards to health outcomes. Understand how donor groups are working to address these demands through the sharing of wealth, skills and knowledge, and by educating themselves about the complex history of development in the region. Gain a deep and rich cross-cultural experience while learning about other cultures, economies and societies and the many challenges they face in an increasingly globalized world. Make a positive impact through fundraising and donations of time and energy. Develop the skills and confidence needed to travel independently with integrity and respect in the world. Build relationships with Zambian students and encourage leadership development and group cohesiveness.

Learn to work collaboratively with Zambian student organizations and other programs to create, publicize, and deliver health promotion programs or events. Understand the effectiveness of cross-cultural dialogue

Pre-Requisites/Language Requirements:
No prerequisite language, since English is the official language of Zambia