SAWBO High School Summer Camp (June 7-13, 2015)

Experience campus life and earn college credit!
June 7, 2015 – June 13, 2015

This intensive week-long camp gives students a unique opportunity to explore community health care issues related to infectious disease in a global comparative context, while offering practical solutions to address local problems. Over the course of an intensive 5 days on campus, high school participants will work with a variety of Africanist faculty, global public health experts, and animation technicians from Illinois’ Scientific Animation Without Borders (SAWBO) to produce a public service animation that drives innovative community-based solutions to need-driven health and development problems. Daily morning ‘Issue Clinics’ inform the local and global dimensions of healthcare, exploring the social, political, policy, and economic challenges to combating disease in Africa and the United States.  Afternoons are spent in the SAWBO lab for ‘Storyboarding’ and ‘Technical Training’ workshops applying knowledge of comparative cultures, development issues, and public health to create a public service message. Students will develop the tangible skills to create and implement an action plan for dissemination of the animated announcement in their home community. The June 2015 camp will focus on infectious disease, with case study investigations of Ebola, HIV, and Lassa Fever among others. Students will receive one undergraduate global studies credit for the camp.

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Deadline to apply is May 8, 2015.


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