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  • Locations: Cali, Colombia
  • Program Terms: Spring Short-Term
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
General Program Location: Medium Size City Academic Setting: Special Focus
Foreign Language Competency: None Language of Instruction: English
Field of Study: Foreign Languages, Humanities, Physical or Life Sciences, Pre-Health, Social Sciences
Program Details:

Fordham College Community Health Program in Colombia


Cali, Colombia

Cali Colombia

Faculty Instructor

Professor Usha Sankar

Course Description

Fordham's Community Health Program in Colombia is a service abroad program designed for students in the sciences with an interest in health issues in developing countries; the governmental, societal, and environmental, cultural factors that influence healthcare; and international health issues and programs. Students should expect to learn about overcoming challenges in healthcare from the context of a developing country.

Students will attend presentations by doctors at Javeriana University (The Jesuit University of Colombia) and students from the Javeriana School of Health. They will also have clinical placements at private, public and rural hospitals and clinics as well as service at Public Community (Ladera Community). Program participants will serve as observers and assistants in the clinics—not practitioners. 

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must have completed a minimum of 4 major-level science courses toward the Pre-Health Program (e.g. Introductory Biology I & II, General Chemistry I & II, etc.) and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a rising sophomore,  rising junior or rising senior.

Application Instructions, Deadline, and Evaluation

Applicants must have either Luz Lenis ( or Usha Sankar ( complete the ISAP Short-Term Course Leader Recommendation form. The committee will select 15 students for participation in the service trip to Colombia.

Program Costs

Short-Term Program Costs

this experience has exposed me to public health and introduced me to a new field of study; after this experience, I now am considering a career in public health 
     — Li Ying Wei, Spring Short-Term 2019
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Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.