southern africa

Health and Medicine in Southern Africa

HMS 150 



May 1 - May 26, 2023

Enrollment limit


Course fee


Included in course fee

All meals, ground transportation, project supplies, lodging, and activity costs during the trip.

Beyond course fee

Airfare, personal international cell phone charges and souvenirs. Estimated to be around $2000.

Course Description

This course explores health and medicine in Southern Africa with a special emphasis on Eswatini and the impacts of the ongoing HIV epidemic. It is a service course where the bulk of our time will be spent engaging in projects arranged in conjunction with the Ministry of Health in Eswatini. Past projects have included building community gardens, renovating portions of the government hospital in Mbabane, assisting with malaria control surveys, and working with Hospice at Home in and around Eswatini. In addition, we will spend roughly a week  visiting sites in nearby Johannesburg, South Africa. Throughout the course, activities may include a safari; visit to the Cultural Village in Eswatini; tour of the Cradle of Humankind; and visits to the Apartheid Museum, Mandela House and Hector Pieterson Museum. 

Applicable LAIs 

TG and CER